The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Nov 22.This Sunday night, we hear pianist Tom Poster perform one of Robert Schumann's "Forest Scenes"; calicojak, from the "Fallen Bough" EP; Jimmy Webb, tackling his own "Wichita Lineman"; part of a cello sonata by Luigi Boccherini; the Dublin-based Discovery Gospel Choir, from a 2015 release; Earl Hines duets with fellow-pianist Jaki Byard (an MPS re-issue); Susan Grace Bates sings and plays a little bit of harp; Claudia Schwab refers to "Sunday At Home"; we'll listen to one of Rachmaninoff's two pieces for piano, six hands, interpreted by the husband and wife pairing of Valentin and Roxana Gheorghiu (pictured); Brad Mehldau is live in Tokyo, with an idiosyncratic reading of a famous melody created by the late Nick Drake (Mehldau is live in the NCH, Dublin, on December 16th); Joanna Newsom sings of anecdotes; we've more from this week's featured ensemble Sonamus (see BLUE TUNES, below); the slow movement of a Beethoven string trio; and jazz pianist Hiromi. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 25 April 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    This week, we feature nightly selections from Senses, a new, neo-classical solo piano album by Omar Sosa, recorded while the Grammy-nominated performer was an artist-in-residence i

      Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Nov 16th - 22nd: Sonamus

    A recent release from the ensemble Sonamus puts Irish music in a baroque setting – cello, harpsichord, baroque guitar and low whistle provide the sound world for tunes by Carolan and Connellan, along with a Celtic flavoured piece from "Final Fantasy" composer Nobuo Uematsu. "Music of Ireland: Irish & Baroque Music Meet" – our Blue Tunes CD of the week. Tune in from 10pm, for nightly selections...

    Nov 23rd - 29th: Felip Carbonell

    Guitarist Felip Carbonell has worked as an arts officer, production company head and band manager. After organising Mallorcan dates for Dervish in the 1990s, he moved to Sligo. He contributes greatly to the vibrant music scene in Sligo and is an integral part of the band No Crows. Recently, Felip released his first solo project, "The Colours Of Time" - a collection of recordings that represent Felip's musical experiences in Ireland and in his native Mallorca - recorded in both locations. We air selections from the double CD all this week.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:27
      Title: Let It Be
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocals), Chaz Jankel (Piano), Mickey Gallagher (Hammond)
      Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocals), Chaz Jankel (Piano), Mickey Gallagher (Hammond), Norman Watt-Roy (Bass), Dylan Howe (Drums)
      Album: I Am Sam - Music From And Inspired By The Film (Recordno: VVR1019412), V2 Records, VVR1019412
      Duration: 3:30
    • 22:32
      Title: Symphony No. 6 In A Minor: Andante Moderato
      Composer: Mahler, Gustav
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Mahler: Adagios, Decca, 478 2342
      Duration: 15:36
    • 22:49
      Title: Going To School
      Complete Work Name: Memoirs Of A Geisha Original Soundtrack
      Composer: Williams, John
      Performer(s): Yo Yo-Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo Yo-Ma (Cello), Studio Orchestra
      Album: Memoirs of a Geisha OST, Sony, 82876778572
      Duration: 2:42
    • 22:51
      Title: Lontano
      Composer: Gatti, Ercole
      Performer(s): Johannes Ernst (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Johannes Ernst (Saxophone), Christoph Israel (Piano)
      Album: Fundstucke, ES-DUR, ES 2047
      Duration: 2:14
    • 22:54
      Title: Dis, Quand Reviendras-Tu?
      Composer: Barbara
      Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
      Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Brad Mehldau (Piano)
      Album: Love Songs (2-CD), Naive, V 5241
      Duration: 4:12
    • 23:00
      Title: Sleep
      Composer: Whitacre
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Polyphony
      Album: Whitacre: Cloudburst, Hyperion, CDA67543
      Duration: 5:33
    • 23:06
      Title: Fundi Mea Vindi
      Composer: Mishenko, Misha
      Performer(s): Misha Mishenko (Piano)
      Performer(s): Misha Mishenko (Piano)
      Album: Strakur sem spilar mea vindi, Flowers Blossom In The Space,
      Duration: 3:37
    • 23:10
      Title: Bad, Bad Whiskey
      Composer: Davies, Adelia
      Performer(s): Amos Milburn (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Amos Milburn (Vocals)
      Album: Rhythm & Booze, Stateside / EMI, 7243 5 60638 2 8
      Duration: 2:57
    • 23:23
      Title: Trip To Brussels/Give Us A Drink Of Water
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Caladh Nua
      Album: Next Stop, Doon, CN002
      Duration: 4:23
    • 23:29
      Title: Dance Suite: Sonata No. 3 - Movement I - Prelude
      Complete Work Name: Dance Suite: Sonata No. 3
      Composer: Dorman, Avner
      Performer(s): Eliran Avni (Piano)
      Performer(s): Eliran Avni (Piano)
      Album: Avner Dorman: Piano Works, Naxos, 8.579001
      Duration: 4:36
    • 23:38
      Title: Overture
      Complete Work Name: Jimmy P. - Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian
      Composer: Shore, Howard
      Performer(s): Anna Polonsky (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anna Polonsky (Piano), Dover Quartet, Studio Orchesta
      Album: Jimmy P. - Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian OST (Recordno: HWR-1010), Howe Records, HWR-1010
      Duration: 1:58
    • 23:45
      Title: Queen Of Scots
      Composer: Baird, Edward
      Performer(s): Eddie Baird (Guitar, Bittern, Percussion)
      Performer(s): Eddie Baird (Guitar, Bittern, Percussion), Amazing Blondel
      Album: Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal - Disc 1 (Recordno: UMC8472), Island, UMC8472
      Duration: 1:43
    • 23:47
      Title: Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal
      Composer: Pawle, Ian
      Performer(s): Tim Booth (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tim Booth (Vocals), Dr. Strangely Strange
      Album: Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal - Disc 2, Island, UMC8472
      Duration: 4:27
    • 23:53
      Title: You Don't Know Me --
      Composer: Arnold / Walker
      Performer(s): Aaron Neville (Vocals), John Scofield (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Aaron Neville (Vocals), John Scofield (Guitar), Larry Goldings (Hammond B3 Organ), Willie Weeks (Bass), Steve Jordan (Drums)
      Album: That's What I Say - John Scofield Plays The Music Of Ray Charles, Verve, 0602498805343
      Duration: 4:57
    • 23:58
      Title: Leaving Paris
      Composer: Hamasyan, Tigran
      Performer(s): Tigran Hamasyan (Piano & Electric Piano)
      Performer(s): Tigran Hamasyan (Piano & Electric Piano), Francoise Moutin (Acoustic Bass), Louis Moutin (Drums), Vardan Grigoryan (Duduk, Shvi, Zurna)
      Album: Tigran Hamasyan: New Era, Plus Loin Music, PL107
      Duration: 5:50
    • 00:05
      Title: Freedom/Saoirse
      Composer: The Gloaming
      Performer(s): The Gloaming
      Performer(s): The Gloaming
      Album: The Gloaming, Realworld, CDRW200
      Duration: 4:59
    • 00:10
      Title: Leave Me By Myself
      Composer: Fitzsimmons, William
      Performer(s): William Fitzsimmons (Vocal)
      Performer(s): William Fitzsimmons (Vocal), William Fitzsimmons (Guitar / Programming)
      Album: Goodnight, naim, naimcd 127
      Duration: 5:07
    • 00:16
      Title: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge - Ii: Adagio
      Complete Work Name: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge, Op.10
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Roger Best (Viola)
      Performer(s): Roger Best (Viola), English String Orchestra
      Album: A Portrait Of Britten (3-CD) (Recordno: NI 1751), Nimbus Records, NI 1751
      Duration: 2:28
    • 00:24
      Title: Partita No.1 In B Minor - V: Sarabande
      Complete Work Name: Partita No.1 In B Minor Bwv 1002
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Chris Thile (Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Chris Thile (Mandolin)
      Album: Bach Sonatas And Partitas Vol 1 (Recordno: 535360), Nonesuch, 535360
      Duration: 2:40
    • 00:28
      Title: Pavane
      Complete Work Name: Pavane - Arr. Langford
      Composer: Berauer, Johannes
      Performer(s): Johannes Dickbauer (Violin), Gwilym Simcock (Piano), Klaus Gesing (Reeds)
      Performer(s): Johannes Dickbauer (Violin), Gwilym Simcock (Piano), Klaus Gesing (Reeds), Paul Kaiser (Oboe), Florian Eggner (Cello)
      Album: The Vienna Chamber Diaries - Johannes Berauer, Material Records, MRE 040
      Duration: 5:08
    • 00:33
      Title: Autumn In New York
      Complete Work Name: Autumn In New York
      Composer: Duke, Vernon
      Performer(s): Louis Armstong (Vocal, Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Louis Armstrong (Vocal, Trumpet), Ella Fitzgerald (Vocal), Oscar Peterson Quartet
      Album: Ella and Louis Again, Verve, 529 017-2
      Duration: 6:03
    • 00:40
      Title: Paris, Texas
      Composer: Cooder, Ry
      Performer(s): Ry Cooder (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ry Cooder (Guitar), Jim Dickinson, David Lindley
      Album: Paris, Texas OST, Warner Bros, 7599 25270 2
      Duration: 2:57
    • 00:43
      Title: Which Will -- Not Available
      Composer: Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals), Giovanna Pessi (Baroque Harp) Jane Achtman (Viola De Gamba) Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)
      Album: If Grief Could Wait, ECM, ECM 2226 277 7197
      Duration: 4:00
    • 00:47
      Title: Holy Mary
      Composer: Sosa, Omar
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Album: Senses, Otá, OTA 1026
      Duration: 4:00
    • 00:51
      Title: Meditation
      Complete Work Name: Thais
      Composer: Massenet, Jules
      Performer(s): Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
      Performer(s): Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Carmen-Fantasie: Mutter / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Grammophon, 437544-2
      Duration: 6:42

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