The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    May 4.  Eamonn links Nat King Cole, from a re-issue the purists speak highly of; Saint-Saens' "La muse et le poete"; songs by Billy Bragg, Natalie Merchant and Loudon Wainwright; Martha Wainwright, singing "La Foule"; Barbara, performing Jacques Brel material; the opening movement of Shostakovich's first violin concerto; new Andy Sheppard; the voices of Cymin Samawatie and Karen Dalton (pictured); and the final 2 samples from the RTÉ lyric fm label (see BLUE TUNES, below), including Michael McHale's version of "She Moved Through The Fair". 10pm start-time...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 16 May 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Each night this week, we featuring recordings by the innovative Kronos Quartet, a string quartet that has made more than 50 albums in a 40 year career.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Chatham Saxophone Quartet: April 27th - May 3rd

    As RTÉ Lyric FM marks its 16th birthday on Friday of this week - we choose music and song from the extensive and highly thought of Lyric CD label which showcases Irish musical talent in both performance and composition. These selections will include a preview of a new release featuring the Chatham Saxophone Quartet (pictured) performing new Irish works.

    Keith Jarrett: May 4th - 10th

    This Friday Keith Jarrett turns 70. He’s been at the forefront of jazz piano since his first recording back in 1967 with the late Charlie Haden up to his latest duo outing with the same bassist  in 2013 – not forgetting his renowned Standards Trio. Together for 30 years, they are one of most permanent line-ups in jazz history. Jarrett's reach goes far beyond jazz – renowned as an interpreter as well as an improviser. All this week on the Blue, we play Keith Jarrett – jazz, classical and solo improv. Happy Birthday Keith!

     Blue of the Night Birthday Goody Bag

    In celebration of RTÉ lyric fm's 16th Birthday - and since we featured the Lyric CD catalogue all this week on the programme - we decided to give ONE  listener a Goody Bag containing 16 Lyric CDs (which includes some of those pictured, right). Thank you Eoin Brady, of the RTÉ lyric fm label, for the terrific prize.

    Congratulations to Anne Drechsler, Annascaul, Tralee, Co. Kerry, first name out of the hat. A package will be on its way to you on Tuesday...

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: Little Suite In A Minor - Praludium
      Composer: Nielsen, Carl
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bournemouth Sinfonietta
      Album: Scandinavian String Music, Naxos, 8.553106
      Duration: 3:34
    • 22:08
      Title: String Quartet No.14 In A Flat Major - Iii. Lento E Molto Cantabile
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Frantisek Souchek, Petr Strizek (Violins)
      Performer(s): Frantisek Souchek, Petr Strizek (Violins), Petr Holman (Viola), Vladimir Fortin (Cello)
      Album: Dvorak - Strings Quartets... Zemlinsky Quartet (Recordno: PRD / DSD 250 300), Praga Digitals, PRD / DSD 250 300
      Duration: 7:38
    • 22:17
      Title: Set Me Free
      Composer: Cale, John W.
      Performer(s): John Cale (Vocals)
      Performer(s): John Cale (Vocals)
      Album: Close Watch - An Introduction To John Cale, Island, 524 642-2
      Duration: 4:12
    • 22:21
      Title: Mama Don't Allow No.2
      Composer: Davenport, Charles Edward
      Performer(s): Washboard Sam A.K.A. Robert Brown (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Washboard Sam A.K.A. Robert Brown (Vocals), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar)
      Album: Century Of The Blues (Recordno: CDCD 5003), Chrome Dreams, CDCD 5003
      Duration: 3:06
    • 22:24
      Title: Michicant
      Composer: Vernon, Justin
      Performer(s): Justin Vernon (Vocals, Guitars)
      Performer(s): Justin Vernon (Vocals, Guitars), Bon Iver
      Album: Bon Iver: Bon Iver, Jagjaguwar, CAD3117CD
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:30
      Title: Suite
      Composer: Gustavsen, Tord
      Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone), Mats Eilertsen (Double Bass), Jarle Vspestad (Drums)
      Album: The Well - Tord Gustavsen Quartet (Recordno: ECM 2237 278 5896), ECM Records, ECM 2237 278 58
      Duration: 8:22
    • 22:39
      Title: Birds In The High Hall Garden
      Composer: Delius, Frederick
      Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
      Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
      Album: Evening Songs, Naxos, 8.572902
      Duration: 6:30
    • 22:45
      Title: Frere Jacques Fantasie
      Composer: Grandjany, Marcel
      Performer(s): Elisabeth Chardonnet (Harp)
      Performer(s): Elisabeth Chardonnet (Harp)
      Album: Angelus - Elisabeth Chardonnet, Millenia Music, CD1001
      Duration: 4:08
    • 22:51
      Title: Victory Motel
      Composer: Murphy, K. / Haugh, T.
      Performer(s): Kevin Murphy (Cello, Double Bass, Tenor Viol)
      Performer(s): Kevin Murphy (Cello, Double Bass, Tenor Viol), Thomas Haugh (Zithers, Ukelin, Percussion)
      Album: Melting Cavalry - Seti The First, Independent, www.setithefirst.bandcamp.com
      Duration: 5:06
    • 22:55
      Title: Looking Back
      Composer: Rowles / Ernst
      Performer(s): Kate Mcgarry (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Kate Mcgarry (Vocals), Keith Ganz (Guitars), Gary Versace (Keyboards), Et Al
      Album: Girl Talk (Recordno: PM 2152), Palmetto Records, PM 2152
      Duration: 5:39
    • 23:03
      Title: Symphony No.1 "Titan" (3rd Movement) Feierlich Und Gemessen
      Composer: Mahler, Gustav
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Mahler The People's Edition, Deutsche Grammophon, 4779260
      Duration: 10:37
    • 23:14
      Title: The Stolen Child
      Composer: Yeats / Fowler
      Performer(s): Simon Fowler (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Dan Sealey (Guitars, Piano)
      Performer(s): Simon Fowler (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Dan Sealey (Guitars, Piano), Mike Mcnamara (Bass), John Mccusker (Violins, Cittern), Andy Cutting (Melodeon)
      Album: Simon Fowler's Merrymouth, Moseley Shoals Records, OSCD7
      Duration: 2:27
    • 23:17
      Title: Rock Me
      Composer: Not Stated
      Performer(s): Muddy Waters (Vocal, Guitar), Otis Spann? (Piano)
      Performer(s): Muddy Waters (Vocal, Guitar), Otis Spann? (Piano), James Cotton (Harmonica)
      Album: Livin' With The Blues - Various, Capitol Blues Collection, 7243 8 31747 2 0
      Duration: 3:15
    • 23:19
      Title: Birds And Ships
      Composer: Guthrie, Woody/Bragg, Billy
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant (Vocals), Billy Bragg (Acoustic Guitar)
      Album: Mermaid Ave; Billy Bragg & Wilco (Recordno: 7559-62204-2), Elektra, 7559-62204-2
      Duration: 2:15
    • 23:23
      Title: Blue Interlude
      Composer: Chopin
      Performer(s): Bill Evans
      Performer(s): Bill Evans, Chuck Israels (Bass), Larry Bunker Or Grady Tate (Drums), Unnamed Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Bill Evans With Symphony Orchestra, Polygram, 821 983-2
      Duration: 6:04
    • 23:30
      Title: Asleep (From Five Tango Sensations)
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet, La Mystère Des Voix Bulgares
      Album: A Thousand Thoughts, Nonesuch 536952, 536952
      Duration: 5:26
    • 23:49
      Title: Here Comes The Flood
      Composer: Gabriel, Peter
      Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocal, Piano), Robert Fripp (Frippertronics), Brian Eno (Synth)
      Album: Exposure, DGM, DGM0601
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:53
      Title: Boubacar
      Composer: Frisell
      Performer(s): Bill Frisell
      Performer(s): Bill Frisell
      Album: The Intercontinentals, Nonesuch, 7559796612
      Duration: 6:13
    • 00:00
      Title: Everything Has Changed
      Composer: Williams, Lucinda
      Performer(s): Lucinda Williams (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Lucinda Williams (Vocals, Guitar), Bill Frisell (Guitars), Jim Keltner (Drums)
      Album: West, UMG Recordings, 0602498583487
      Duration: 3:38
    • 00:04
      Title: Albert
      Composer: Scheinman
      Performer(s): Jenny Scheinman (Violin)
      Performer(s): Jenny Scheinman (Violin), Ron Miles (Cornet); Doug Wieselman (Clarinet); Bill Frisell (Guitar); Rachelle Garniez (Accordian)
      Album: 12 Songs, CryptoGramophone, CG125
      Duration: 3:27
    • 00:08
      Title: Passacaglia
      Composer: Martin, Frank
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Frank Martin: Passacaglia..., Chandos, CHAN 9312
      Duration: 12:24
    • 00:22
      Title: Mizu / Water
      Composer: Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Performer(s): Abdullah Ibrahim (Synthesizer)
      Performer(s): Abdullah Ibrahim (Synthesizer)
      Album: Desert Flowers - Abdullah Ibrahim, Enja, ENJ-7011 2
      Duration: 4:09
    • 00:26
      Title: Serenity
      Composer: Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Performer(s): Abudlullah Ibrahim (Piano, Flute)
      Performer(s): Abudlullah Ibrahim (Piano, Flute), Cleave Guyton (Reeds), Eugen Bazijan, Scott Roller (Celli),
      Album: Mukashi: Once Upon A Time - Abdullah Ibrahim, Intuition, INT 3431 2
      Duration: 3:59
    • 00:34
      Title: White Cliffs Of Dover
      Performer(s): Vera Lynn
      Performer(s): Vera Lynn
      Album: Historic Voices IV: The War Years 1939-1945
      Duration: 3:29
    • 00:38
      Title: Cantus Articus - Ii: Melancholy
      Composer: Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra
      Album: Einojuhani Rautavaara - Cantus Articus..., Naxos, 8.554147
      Duration: 4:19
    • 00:42
      Title: Towards The Shore / Towards An Ending
      Composer: Bowness / Hulse / Chilvers / Jurjendal / Saks
      Performer(s): Tim Bowness (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tim Bowness (Vocals), Peter Chilvers (Keyboards, Rhythms), Robert Jurjendal (Guitars), Aleksei Saks (Trumpet), Tony Levin (Bass)
      Album: Slow Electric, Panegyric, GYRCD005
      Duration: 7:22
    • 00:52
      Title: The Night Is Blue
      Composer: Kurtz / Mills / Norvo
      Performer(s): Red Norvo (Vibes)
      Performer(s): Red Norvo (Vibes), Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet)
      Album: The Greatest Jazz Collection (4-CD), HMV, 7243 5 35380 2 6
      Duration: 7:07

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