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 Sunday 27 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

    • 22:14
      Title: In My Life
      Composer: Lennon/Maccartney
      Performer(s): Davy Spillane Band
      Performer(s): Davy Spillane Band
      Album: Atlantic Bridge, Tara, TARACD3019
      Duration: 2:38
    • 22:17
      Title: String Symphony No.2 (2nd Movement ) Andante
      Complete Work Name: String Symphony No.2
      Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): English String Orchestra
      Album: Meditations for a Quiet Dawn, Nimbus Records Ltd, NI7009
      Duration: 4:21
    • 22:22
      Title: Sonata No. 2 In D Major Op. 58 (3rd Movement) Adagio
      Complete Work Name: Sonata No. 2 In D Major Op. 58
      Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Antonio Meneses (Cello)
      Performer(s): Antonio Meneses (Cello), Gérard Wyss (Piano)
      Album: Mendelssohn: Music for Cello and Piano, Avie Records, AV2140
      Duration: 4:35
    • 22:27
      Title: Amsterdam
      Composer: Brel, Jacques
      Performer(s): Caroline Moreau (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Caroline Moreau (Vocals), Ariel Hernandez (Guitar/Vocals); Dermot Dunne (Accord); Malachy Robinson (Dbl Bass); Sean Carpio (Drums)
      Album: Amour Toujours etc, Caroline Moreau, CARO2013
      Duration: 3:41
    • 22:31
      Title: Ne Me Quitte Pas
      Composer: Brel, Jacques
      Performer(s): Gabrielle Ducomble (Voice)
      Performer(s): Gabrielle Ducomble (Voice), Gilad Atzmon (Clar/Sax) Nicolas Meier (Guitar); Chris Garrick (Violin)
      Album: Notes from Paris, MGP Records
      Duration: 6:41
    • 22:38
      Title: Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
      Composer: Lennon, John
      Performer(s): Stephan Meinberg (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Stephan Meinberg (Trumpet), Ndr Big Band
      Album: John Lennon - In My Own Write, Provocateur Records, PVC1041
      Duration: 4:54
    • 22:43
      Title: The Long And Winding Road
      Composer: Lennon/Mccartney
      Performer(s): Ray Charles (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Ray Charles (Vocal), The Count Basie Orchestra
      Album: Ray Sings Basie Swings, Universal, 0888072300262
      Duration: 4:04
    • 22:47
      Title: Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
      Composer: Redman / Razaf
      Performer(s): Pete York (Drums, Vocals), Torsten Goods (Guitar, Vocals)
      Performer(s): Pete York (Drums, Vocals), Torsten Goods (Guitar, Vocals), Gábor Bolla (Tenor Sax), Andi Kissenbeck (Hammond Organ)
      Album: Basiecally Speaking - Pete York & Young Friends (Recordno: 9101-2), ACT, 9101-2
      Duration: 3:21
    • 22:51
      Title: Nocturne No 12 Op 107 In E Minor - Andante Moderato
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Charles Owen (Piano)
      Performer(s): Charles Owen (Piano)
      Album: Faure Complete Nocturnes - Charles Owen, Avie Records, AV2133
      Duration: 6:15
    • 22:59
      Title: Lovesong
      Composer: Smith / Tolhurst / Gallup / Williams / Thompson / O'Donnell
      Performer(s): Adele (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Adele (Vocal), Matt Sweeney, Smokey Hormel (Gtrs), Pino Palladino (Bs), Chris Dave (Drums)
      Album: Adele - 21, XL Recordings, XLCD 520
      Duration: 5:16
    • 23:11
      Title: Nana
      Composer: De Falla, Manuel
      Performer(s): Julia Hulsmann (Piano), Tom Arthurs (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
      Performer(s): Julia Hulsmann (Piano), Tom Arthurs (Trumpet, Flugelhorn), Marc Muellbauer (Double Bass), Heinrich Kobberling (Drums)
      Album: In Full View - Julia Hulsmann Quartet (Recordno: ECM 2306 371 7777), ECM Records, ECM 2306 371 7777
      Duration: 4:06
    • 23:15
      Title: Farewell To The Gold
      Composer: Jones, Nic
      Performer(s): Nic Jones (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Nic Jones (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Penguin Eggs, Topic Records, TSCD 411
      Duration: 5:18
    • 23:21
      Title: Good Night (In Memoriam Michael Vyner) Op 63 (2nd Movement) Lento Tranquillissimo
      Composer: Gorecki, Henryk
      Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)
      Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano), Vourneen Ryan, Stephen Kelly
      Album: A Place Between - Louth Contemporary Music Society, Louth Contemporary Music Society, LCMS901
      Duration: 11:22
    • 23:34
      Title: Evensong: Haapsalu
      Composer: Fripp, Robert
      Performer(s): Robert Fripp (Guitar, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Robert Fripp (Guitar, Keyboards)
      Album: At The End Of Time, Discipline Global Mobile / Panegyric, DGM0701
      Duration: 11:13
    • 23:46
      Title: I Want You
      Composer: Costello, Elvis
      Performer(s): Tammy Payne (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tammy Payne (Vocals), Neil Smith (Gtr), Dan Moore (Hammond), Jim Barr (Bass), Dylan Howe (Drums)
      Album: Don't Think Twice - Tamco (Recordno: EDN10222), Edition Records, EDN10222
      Duration: 5:49
    • 23:52
      Title: Here In The Dark
      Composer: Anders, Bernie
      Performer(s): T-Bone Walker (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): T-Bone Walker (Vocals, Guitar), Maxwell Davis (Tenor Sax), Willard Mcdaniel? (Piano)
      Album: T-Bone Walker - The Complete Imperial Recordings 1950-1954, EMI Blues Series, EMI CDP-7-96737-2
      Duration: 3:01
    • 23:56
      Title: Pastoral Dance
      Complete Work Name: Three Dances From Nell Gwyn
      Composer: German
      Performer(s): Simon Mayor (Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Simon Mayor (Mandolin)
      Album: Mandolin Moods (Recordno: 465744-2), Universal, 465744-2
      Duration: 3:24
    • 00:06
      Title: Love & Peace
      Composer: Parlan, Horace
      Performer(s): Jesper Lundgaard (Double Bass), Bob Rockwell (Tenor Sax), Doug Raney (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Jesper Lundgaard (Double Bass), Bob Rockwell (Tenor Sax), Doug Raney (Guitar), Henrik Gunde (Piano), Aage Tanggaard (Drums)
      Album: Love & Peace - The Music Of Horace Parlan (Recordno: 1014286), Storyville, 1014286
      Duration: 8:04
    • 00:15
      Title: Olorun
      Composer: Sosa, Omar
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Album: Senses, Otá, OTA 1026
      Duration: 5:54
    • 00:21
      Title: Empty Pocket Blues
      Composer: Williamson, Robin
      Performer(s): Robin Williamson (Lead Vocal)
      Performer(s): Robin Williamson (Lead Vocal), The Incredible String Band
      Album: The Incredible String Band, Island, 812276504 2-1
      Duration: 4:47
    • 00:30
      Title: Grande Messe Des Morts - X: Agnus Dei
      Complete Work Name: Grande Messe Des Morts
      Composer: Berlioz, Hector
      Performer(s): Barry Banks (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Barry Banks (Tenor), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir
      Album: Berlioz - Grande Messe des morts (2-CD) (Recordno: 2SACD LSO 0729), L.S.O. Live, 2SACD LSO 0729
      Duration: 14:04
    • 00:44
      Title: Red Balloon
      Composer: Hardin, Tim
      Performer(s): Tim Hardin
      Performer(s): Tim Hardin
      Album: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tim Hardin, Polydor, 589 812-2
      Duration: 2:35
    • 00:47
      Title: I Cannot See
      Composer: Hulsmann / Dickinson
      Performer(s): Roger Cicero (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Roger Cicero (Vocal), Julia Hulsmann (Piano), Marc Muellbauer (Bass), Heinrich Kobberling (Drums)
      Album: Good Morning Midnight, Act Music, ACT 9709-2
      Duration: 6:14
    • 00:53
      Title: Studio No.12 In A Major - Andante
      Complete Work Name: Studios For The Spanish Guitar Op.6
      Composer: Sor, Fernando
      Performer(s): William Carter (Guitar)
      Performer(s): William Carter (Guitar)
      Album: Fernando Sor Early Works - William Carter (guitar), Linn Records, CKD343
      Duration: 4:44

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