The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Aug 24. On Sunday's BLUE, we'll hear from the late Henry Byrd (a.k.a. Professor Longhair), a founding father of New Orleans R'n'B; the slow movement of a Scriabin piano concerto; Leo Brouwer's "Sarabanda de Scriabin"; a sneak preview of a forthcoming ECM release by Anja Lechner (cello) and Francois Couturier (piano); the covering of a Sugarcubes song by Jackie Oates (pictured); sarod-player Soumik Datta; part of a newly made available piano sonata by Liszt; singer-songwriter Roy Harper; legendary bluesman T-Bone Walker; the Gazzana sisters, performing a Poulenc violin sonata; some endlessly playing by Sigur Rós; experienced session-man Noel Langley from his recent debut release; Myung Whun Chung's reading of "Clair de lune", which can be found on a new solo piano CD recorded for ECM; and the last of the week's songs by Debussy (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 9 May 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Donegal native Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh are on an Irish tour this month and on the radio all this week on Blue

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

     

    Debussy: Aug 18th - 24th

    Claude Debussy’s vast output has given us masterpieces in a variety of categories such as orchestral, piano, ballet and chamber music. This week, to honour his birthdate, we shine the spotlight on the French-born composer's vocal works with settings of texts by Verlaine, Mallarmé and Baudelaire. The Songs of Debussy – a Blue of the Night recommendation, nightly at 10...

    Blue Tunes Recommended - Leonard Bernstein: Aug 18th - 24th

    When Leonard Bernstein passed away in 1990 at the age of 72, he left a legacy that is unparalleled in American music. As a composer, conductor, pianist and educator, one critic called him “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history”.  With such a variety of material to choose from, he’s our Blue Tunes recommended artist all this week on the programme.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:17
      Title: Polska Efter Pelle Fors, Vikbolandet
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Hedningarna
      Performer(s): Hedningarna
      Album: Swedish Folk Music 1970 - 1990, Arsringar, MNWCD 194 - 195
      Duration: 3:30
    • 22:20
      Title: L'Amour Des Moules
      Composer: Florizoone, Tuur
      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: 3:47
    • 22:32
      Title: Perfect Day
      Composer: Lou Reed
      Performer(s): Lou Reed
      Performer(s): Lou Reed
      Album: Transformer, RCA, 74321 601812
      Duration: 4:29
    • 22:36
      Title: Totes Awky Momo
      Composer: Oko
      Performer(s): Shane Latimer (8-String Guitar, Electronics), Djackulate (Turntables, Tenor Sax, Kaval)
      Performer(s): Shane Latimer (8-String Guitar, Electronics), Djackulate (Turntables, Tenor Sax, Kaval), Darragh O'Kelly (Keyboards), Shane O'Donovan (Drums, Percussion, Sampler)
      Album: OKO - I Love You Computer Mountain, Diatribe, 7 00358 275456
      Duration: 2:51
    • 22:39
      Title: That's All Right
      Composer: Not Stated
      Performer(s): Jimmy Rogers (Vocal) Bill Lupkin (Harmonica), Bob Riedy (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jimmy Rogers (Vocal) Bill Lupkin (Harmonica), Bob Riedy (Piano), Freddy King, Jim Kahr (Guitar), Et Al
      Album: Livin' With The Blues - Various, Capitol Blues Collection, 7243 8 31747 2 0
      Duration: 3:07
    • 22:44
      Title: Cello Concerto (After Cello Sonata Op.36) - Andante Molto Tranquillo
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
      Performer(s): Raphael Wallfisch (Cello), London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Grieg Cello Concerto and 8 Songs for Cello and Orchestra, black box, BBM1070
      Duration: 6:37
    • 22:50
      Title: Cavatina
      Composer: Ireland, John
      Performer(s): Paul Barritt (Violin)
      Performer(s): Paul Barritt (Violin), Catherine Edwards (Piano)
      Album: Ireland: The Complete Music for Violin and Piano - Paul Barritt, Catherine Edwards, Helios, CDH55164
      Duration: 2:24
    • 22:54
      Title: Bedside Manners Are Extra
      Composer: Lawson, Dave/Greenslade, Dave
      Performer(s): Dave Greenslade (Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Dave Greenslade (Keyboards), Dave Lawson (Vocals), Tony Reeves (Bass Guitar), Andrew Mcculloch (Drums), Greenslade (Band)
      Album: Bedside Manners Are Extra, Warner Bros, 7599-26866-2
      Duration: 6:24
    • 23:01
      Title: And So It Goes
      Composer: Joel, Billy
      Performer(s): Tommy Emmanuel (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tommy Emmanuel (Guitar)
      Album: The Mystery - Tommy Emmanuel, Favored Nations Acoustic, FNA5130-2
      Duration: 3:21
    • 23:05
      Title: Lullabye
      Composer: Joel, Billy
      Performer(s): King's Singers
      Performer(s): King's Singers
      Album: Six ~~ C899204, Signum, Sigcd056
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:09
      Title: Kubrick
      Composer: Scofield, John
      Performer(s): John Scofield (Electric And Acoustic Guitar), John Medeski (Keyboards)
      Performer(s): John Scofield (Electric And Acoustic Guitar), John Medeski (Keyboards), Chris Wood (Basses), Billy Martin (Drums, Tambourine)
      Album: John Scofield - A Go Go, Verve, 539 979-2
      Duration: 2:13
    • 23:12
      Title: Blowin' In The Wind
      Composer: Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: The Witmark Demos: 1962 - 1964 (2-CD), Columbia / Legacy, 88897 76179 2
      Duration: 2:38
    • 23:21
      Title: Ya Mariam El Bekr
      Composer: Anon, Syria
      Performer(s): Oumeima Khalil (Chant)
      Performer(s): Oumeima Khalil (Chant), Hesperion Xxi
      Album: Orient Occident II: Hommage a la Syrie, Alia Vox, AVSA9900
      Duration: 3:48
    • 23:32
      Title: The Corrie Man
      Composer: Macisaac, Alex Dan
      Performer(s): Alasdair Fraser (Fiddle) And Natalie Haas (Cello)
      Performer(s): Alasdair Fraser (Fiddle) And Natalie Haas (Cello)
      Album: Abundance, Culburnie Records, CUL124
      Duration: 4:02
    • 23:35
      Title: Granny Picking Apples (Tunes)
      Composer: Trad Arr Hayes
      Performer(s): Mick O'Brien (Whistles)
      Performer(s): Mick O'Brien (Whistles), Karan Casey (Voice), Tommy Hayes (Percussion), Michele Mulcahy (Harp,Concertina), Carl Corcoran (Piano)
      Album: Apples in Winter, Irish Seed Savers Association
      Duration: 3:13
    • 23:39
      Title: The Water --
      Composer: Feist / Canning
      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: 4:23
    • 23:43
      Title: Caught A Long Wind
      Composer: Feist, Leslie
      Performer(s): Feist (Vocals/Guitars)
      Performer(s): Feist (Vocals/Guitars), Chilly Gonzales (Piano/Bass/Drums)
      Album: Metals, Polydor, 277912-2
      Duration: 4:54
    • 23:49
      Title: Only The Lonely
      Composer: Cahn, Sammy/Van Heusen, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra (Vocal)
      Album: Only The Lonely, Capitol, 72434 94756 2 5
      Duration: 4:09
    • 23:58
      Title: Pieces In D Minor - I: Prelude
      Composer: Conradi, Johann Gottfried
      Performer(s): José Miguel Moreno (Baroque Lute)
      Performer(s): José Miguel Moreno (Baroque Lute)
      Album: Johann Gottfried Conradi - Neue Lauten Stucke (Recordno: GCD 920113), Glossa, GCD 920113
      Duration: 2:50
    • 00:01
      Title: Valse Tres Lente
      Composer: Massenet, Jules
      Performer(s): Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
      Performer(s): Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
      Album: Aldo Ciccolini - 13 Waltzes (Recordno: LDV 13), La dolce volta, LDV 13
      Duration: 4:18
    • 00:07
      Title: It Doesn't Matter Anymore
      Composer: Anka, P.
      Performer(s): Eva Cassidy
      Performer(s): Eva Cassidy
      Album: Imagine, Blix Street Records, G2-10206
      Duration: 3:09
    • 00:11
      Title: Lonely Woman
      Composer: Coleman, Ornette
      Performer(s): Misja Fitzgerald Michel (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Misja Fitzgerald Michel (Guitar), Drew Gress (Bass), Jochen Ruckert (Drums)
      Album: Misja Fitzgerald Michel: Encounter, No Format, 9831301
      Duration: 3:15
    • 00:19
      Title: Little Green
      Composer: Mitchell, Joni
      Performer(s): Tierney Sutton (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tierney Sutton (Vocals), Turtle Island Quartet
      Album: After Blue, BFM Jazz / Challenge Records, BFM77056
      Duration: 4:53
    • 00:23
      Title: Avril 14th
      Composer: James, Richard D (Aka Aphex Twin)
      Performer(s): Alarm Will Sound (Solo Piano John Orfe)
      Performer(s): Alarm Will Sound (Solo Piano John Orfe)
      Album: Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound Performs Aphex Twin, Cantaloupe Records, CA21028
      Duration: 2:03
    • 00:25
      Title: Banks Of The Ohio
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Sandra O'Neill (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Sandra O'Neill (Vocals), Peter Chilvers (Instruments)
      Album: Far Off Country - Letka, Burning Shed, BSHED0211
      Duration: 6:44
    • 00:33
      Title: Reverie
      Composer: Regondi, Giulio
      Performer(s): Johannes Moller (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Johannes Moller (Guitar)
      Album: Johannes Moller - Guitar Recital, Naxos, 8.572715
      Duration: 9:59
    • 00:44
      Title: Criss Cross
      Composer: Haas, Brittany/Trueman, Dan
      Performer(s): Brittany Haas (5 Str Fiddle) And Dan Trueman (Hardanger Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Brittany Haas (5 Str Fiddle) And Dan Trueman (Hardanger Fiddle), Natalie Haas (Cell); Jordan Tice (Guitar); Corey Dimario (Bass)
      Album: Criss Cross, brittanddanband, 84501 64722
      Duration: 4:02
    • 00:48
      Title: Blackbird
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): David Crosby, Graham Nash (Vocals), Stephen Stills (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar)
      Performer(s): David Crosby, Graham Nash (Vocals), Stephen Stills (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar)
      Album: Allies - Crosby, Stills & Nash, Atlantic, 7 80075-2
      Duration: 3:02

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