The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of " A nightingale Sang In Berkley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 5 April 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Sergei Rachmaninov's - inextricably Russian - orchestral and chamber works are featured on the programme all this week: enjoy rhapsodic majesty, minor keys and melancholy, nightly.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:17
      Title: Crawdaddy
      Performer(s): Goldings, Larry
      Performer(s): Goldings, Larry
      Duration: 5:10
    • 22:23
      Title: Iii. Larghetto
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Duration: 9:23
    • 22:41
      Title: Baby Wont You Please Come Home
      Performer(s): Warfield, Charles, Williams, Clarence
      Performer(s): Warfield, Charles, Williams, Clarence
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:45
      Title: Nocturne No.1 In B Major - Andante
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 7:39
    • 22:53
      Title: Arthur Mcbride
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 7:20
    • 23:02
      Title: The White Reindeer - Iv. Funeral March (Grave)
      Performer(s): Englund, Einar
      Performer(s): Englund, Einar
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:05
      Title: Concerto For Three Violins In D Major (2nd Movement)
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Duration: 5:55
    • 23:11
      Title: You Never Know
      Performer(s): Bailey, Benny
      Performer(s): Bailey, Benny
      Duration: 5:56
    • 23:17
      Title: M.A.S.H.
      Performer(s): Mandel, Johnny
      Performer(s): Mandel, Johnny
      Duration: 6:46
    • 23:24
      Title: San Jacinto
      Performer(s): Gabriel, Peter
      Performer(s): Gabriel, Peter
      Duration: 7:13
    • 23:34
      Title: The Broken Lyre
      Performer(s): Hackett, Steve
      Performer(s): Hackett, Steve
      Duration: 3:32
    • 23:37
      Title: Trio In A Minor For Viola, Cello And Piano Op. 114 - Movement Ii
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Duration: 4:31
    • 23:41
      Title: Marguerite
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Duration: 3:25
    • 23:45
      Title: Jeito Faciero
      Performer(s): Jaupery/Pierre Onassis
      Performer(s): Jaupery/Pierre Onassis
      Duration: 4:13
    • 23:49
      Title: Birds
      Performer(s): Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Young, Neil
      Duration: 2:48
    • 23:51
      Title: East Of The Sun
      Performer(s): Harper, Roy
      Performer(s): Harper, Roy
      Duration: 3:18
    • 23:55
      Title: The Prodigal Song
      Performer(s): Gustavsen, Tord
      Performer(s): Gustavsen, Tord
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:05
      Title: Symphony No.3 (2nd Movement) Calmo
      Performer(s): Sumera, Lepo
      Performer(s): Sumera, Lepo
      Duration: 5:32
    • 00:08
      Title: Cello Concerto (7th Movement) "Farewell"
      Performer(s): Bryars, Gavin
      Performer(s): Bryars, Gavin
      Duration: 6:18
    • 00:15
      Title: I Want To Vanish
      Performer(s): Costello, Elvis
      Performer(s): Costello, Elvis
      Duration: 3:32
    • 00:18
      Title: All Alright
      Performer(s): Sigur Rós
      Performer(s): Sigur Rós
      Album: Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
      Duration: 6:36
    • 00:25
      Title: There And Back Again
      Performer(s): Haffner, Wolfgang
      Performer(s): Haffner, Wolfgang
      Duration: 4:34
    • 00:30
      Title: Goodbye To My Loving You
      Performer(s): Frank, Jackson
      Performer(s): Frank, Jackson
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:34
      Title: Constant Filter
      Performer(s): Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): Metcalfe, John
      Duration: 6:53
    • 00:41
      Title: Track 05
      Performer(s): Amiina
      Performer(s): Amiina
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:46
      Title: Lento
      Performer(s): Skempton, Howard
      Performer(s): Skempton, Howard
      Duration: 13:11

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