The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Sunday's programme...

    Dec 21. Tonight, we'll listen to a rare vocal turn by Zoot Sims; Beethoven for violin and cello; Galway's Bahh Band; Mark O'Connor's "Appalachia Waltz"; Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" re-invented by Duke Ellington; a text Theo Dorgan (pictured) wrote for a choral work by Howard Goodall; clarinettist (and more besides) Sean MacErlaine from "A Slender Song"; a selection from Jon Sanders' "Zoukelele" CD; organist Letizia Romiti performs a work by Bach; Nic Jones material, tackled by Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow; another selection from the latest Hilliard Ensemble CD (see BLUE TUNES, below); and "Greensleeves" played by California Guitar Trio. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 26 April 2014

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    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

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    Hilliard Ensemble: December 15th - 21st

    The Hilliard Ensemble has released more than 30 albums on the ECM label including the latest recording "Transeamus".  It hang ups its music stands at year’s end after four remarkable decades. This week Blue recalls some of the Hilliards' masterful performances as well as the new release - a suitable pre-Christmas Blue Tunes recommendation.

    "The Wexord Carols" - Caitriona O'Leary et al, and Chamber Choir Ireland: December 22nd - 28th

    Two new Irish releases are under the Christmas Week spotlight; Traditional Carols from the Old and New World by Chamber Choir Ireland directed by Paul Hillier; and Heresy Record's The Wexford Carols - Dulra's Caitriona O'Leary is joined by Tom Jones, Roseanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens for this Joe Henry production. Blue guarantees an eclectic, cool Yule...

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:55
      Title: Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance Of The Reed Pipes)
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): Lew Tabackin (Tenor Sax), Lew Soloff (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Lew Tabackin (Tenor Sax), Lew Soloff (Trumpet), George Cables (Piano), Bill Easley (Clarinet), Harmonie Ensemble / New York
      Album: The Nutcracker Suites (Recordno: HMU 907493), Harmonia Mundi, HMU 907493
      Duration: 2:31
    • 22:58
      Title: Bamba
      Composer: Vieux Farka Toure/ Idan Raichel
      Performer(s): Vieux Farka Toure (Guitar), Idan Raichel (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vieux Farka Toure (Guitar), Idan Raichel (Piano), Yossi Fine (Bass), Souleymane Kane (Calabash)
      Album: The Toure-Raichel Collective, Cumbancha, CMB-CD-22
      Duration: 5:59
    • 23:05
      Title: Study X
      Complete Work Name: Twelve Studies For Guitar
      Composer: Dwyer, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Dwyer, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Benjamin Dwyer (Guitar)
      Album: Irish Guitar Works, El Cortijo, El Cortijo 00010
      Duration: 2:34
    • 23:08
      Title: A Pastoral Symphony - Ii. Lento Moderato
      Complete Work Name: A Pastoral Symphony
      Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph
      Performer(s): Nigel Black (Horn), Alan Stringer (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Nigel Black (Horn), Alan Stringer (Trumpet), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
      Album: Vaughan Williams - A Pastoral Symphony..., EMI, 7243 5 75310 2 3
      Duration: 8:25
    • 23:20
      Title: Father Time
      Composer: Towner, Ralph
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Classical & 12-String Guitars)
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Classical & 12-String Guitars), Wolfgang Muthspiel (Electric Guitar), Slava Grigoryan (Classical & Baritone Guitars)
      Album: Travel Guide (Recordno: ECM 2310 372 9508), ECM Records, ECM 2310 372 9508
      Duration: 4:37
    • 23:31
      Title: Sonatina For Violin & Cello (2nd Movement) Modere
      Complete Work Name: Sonatina For Violin & Cello Op.324
      Composer: Milhaud, Darius
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Duo Chagall
      Album: Duo Chagall: Duos for Violin and Cello, Duo Chagall, DUOCD001
      Duration: 2:58
    • 23:34
      Title: The Ninth Gate Ost - Opening Titles
      Complete Work Name: The Ninth Gate Ost
      Composer: Wojciech Kilar
      Performer(s): Sumi Jo
      Performer(s): Sumi Jo, City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, City Of Prague Chorus
      Album: Roman Polanski's 'The Ninth Gate' - Original Soundtrack, Silva Screen Records, FILMCD321
      Duration: 3:31
    • 23:37
      Title: Gaspard De La Nuit - Le Gibet
      Complete Work Name: Gaspard De La Nuit
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Louis Schwizgebel (Piano)
      Performer(s): Louis Schwizgebel (Piano)
      Album: Poems - Louis Schwizgebel (Recordno: AP067), Aparté, AP067
      Duration: 5:43
    • 23:44
      Title: Phaedra (Extract)
      Composer: Franke / Baumann / Froese
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Tangerine Dream
      Album: A Brief History Of Ambient (Recordno: AMBT1), Virgin Records, AMBT1
      Duration: 7:00
    • 23:51
      Title: Prince Henri
      Composer: Brinkmann, Jorg
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Tuur Florizoone (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Tuur Florizoone (Accordion), Jorg Brinkmann (Cello)
      Album: Eric Vloeiman's Oliver's Cinema, Buzz / Challenge Records, ZZ 76111
      Duration: 4:44
    • 23:56
      Title: Ballad No 2
      Composer: Dobai, Peter
      Performer(s): Kavorka; (Peter Dobai - Sax)
      Performer(s): Kavorka; (Peter Dobai - Sax), Peter Erdei (Electric Bass); Shane O'Donovan (Drums); Leopoldo Osio (Piano)
      Album: Culture Shock, Peter Dobai
      Duration: 7:20
    • 00:03
      Title: Aquarius -- The Zodiac Variations
      Complete Work Name: The Zodiac Variations
      Composer: Dankworth, Johnny
      Performer(s): Cleo Laine
      Performer(s): Cleo Laine, Johnny Dankworth
      Album: Let's Slip Away - Film And TV 1960 - 1973, Universal, 0-06007-5317621-4
      Duration: 2:55
    • 00:08
      Title: Piano Concerto (3rd Movement) Adagio - Excerpt
      Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto
      Composer: Goss, Stephen
      Performer(s): Emmanuel Despax (Piano)
      Performer(s): Emmanuel Despax (Piano), Orpheus Sinfonia
      Album: Emmanuel Despax - Saint-Saens, Stephen Goss, César Franck (Recordno: SIGCD349), Signum Classics, SIGCD349
      Duration: 8:13
    • 00:16
      Title: Symphony No.3 (3rd Movement, Extract)
      Composer: Elgar And Payne
      Performer(s): Robert Gibbs (Violin)
      Performer(s): Robert Gibbs (Violin), David Owen Norris (Piano), Bbc Symphony Orchestra
      Album: The Sketches For Symphony No.3 (Recordno: NMC D052), NMC, NMC D052
      Duration: 3:12
    • 00:21
      Title: The May Morning Dew
      Composer: Trad Arr S Keane
      Performer(s): Sean Keane
      Performer(s): Sean Keane
      Album: Portrait Best Of Sean Kea, Grapevine, GRACD299
      Duration: 4:16
    • 00:25
      Title: Humility
      Composer: Sosa, Omar
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Album: Senses, Otá, OTA 1026
      Duration: 2:57
    • 00:28
      Title: Woman Of Aran
      Composer: Hamilton / British Sea Power
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): British Sea Power
      Album: Man Of Aran - British Sea Power, Rough Trade, RTRADCD 499
      Duration: 4:34
    • 00:33
      Title: Nuud Hingvad Inimesed (Now Rest Beneath Night's Shadow)
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano), Heinavanker
      Album: Songs Of Olden Times - Estonian Folk Hymns And Runic Songs (Recordno: HMU 907488), Harmonia Mundi USA, HMU 907488
      Duration: 4:42
    • 00:43
      Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra -- Recuerdos De La Alhambra
      Complete Work Name: Recuerdos De La Alhambra
      Composer: Tarrega, Franciso
      Performer(s): Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
      Album: Tárrega - Recuerdos De La Alhambra ~~ D046409, Deutsche Grammophon, 410655
      Duration: 3:02
    • 00:46
      Title: O Grande Amor
      Composer: Jobim / De Moraes
      Performer(s): Paula Morelenbaum (Vocals); Jacques Morelenbaum (Cello)
      Performer(s): Paula Morelenbaum (Vocals); Jacques Morelenbaum (Cello), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano); Luiz Brasil (Guitar); Zeca Assumpcao (Bass); Marcos Suzano (Percussion)
      Album: Ryuichi Sakamoto moto:tronic, sONY, Sk93044
      Duration: 4:30
    • 00:51
      Title: Don't Lose Your Faith In Me
      Composer: Chamberlain / Stapleton
      Performer(s): Freddie White (Vocals, Guitars), Trish Hickey (Backing Vocals)
      Performer(s): Freddie White (Vocals, Guitars), Trish Hickey (Backing Vocals), Brett Hirst (Bass), Pat Crowley (Piano)
      Album: Here With You (Recordno: LDCD120), Little Don Records, LDCD120
      Duration: 4:28
    • 00:55
      Title: Cry Me A River
      Complete Work Name: Cry Me A River
      Composer: Hamilton, Arthur
      Performer(s): Julie London (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Julie London (Vocal), Barney Kessel (Guitar)
      Album: 100 Essential Tracks Easy Listening, Sony Music, 88697607522
      Duration: 2:59

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