The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    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 17 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 -

    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

    • 22:52
      Title: Django
      Composer: Lewis, John
      Performer(s): Gunther Schuller (Flugelhorn)
      Performer(s): Gunther Schuller (Flugelhorn), Eli "Lucky" Thompson (Tenor Sax), J.J. Johnson (Trombone), Aaron Sachs (Clarinet), Janet Putnam (Harp), Et Al
      Album: European Windows, American Jazz Classics, 99004
      Duration: 8:09
    • 22:58
      Title: Cry Of A Lady
      Composer: Riley, Terry
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet, La Mystère Des Voix Bulgares
      Album: A Thousand Thoughts, Nonesuch 536952, 536952
      Duration: 5:13
    • 23:04
      Title: Piano Sonata No.1 In D Minor (2nd Movement) Lento
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Album: Nikolai Lugansky - Rachmaninov Piano Sonatas 1 & 2, Naive / Ambroisie, AM 208
      Duration: 8:32
    • 23:14
      Title: Riverside
      Performer(s): Agnes Obel
      Performer(s): Agnes Obel
      Album: Philharmonics
      Duration: 3:38
    • 23:17
      Title: Here Comes The Blues
      Composer: Harris, Wynonie
      Performer(s): Wynonie Harris (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Wynonie Harris (Vocals)
      Album: A Portrait Of Vintage Blues (2-CD), Gallerie, GALE 436
      Duration: 2:55
    • 23:20
      Title: I'M Going Home
      Composer: Guthrie, Arlo
      Performer(s): Arlo Guthrie (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Arlo Guthrie (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Alice's Restaurant, Reprise, 244 045
      Duration: 3:18
    • 23:28
      Title: Gnossienne # 1
      Composer: Satie, Erik
      Performer(s): Tony Mcmanus (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tony Mcmanus (Guitar)
      Album: Mysterious Boundaries, Greentrax Recordings, CDTRAX 376
      Duration: 4:00
    • 23:34
      Title: Theme From Summer Of '42
      Composer: Legrand
      Performer(s): George Benson
      Performer(s): George Benson
      Album: Best of George Benson, Global, RADCD111
      Duration: 5:07
    • 23:39
      Title: Cucurrucucu Paloma
      Composer: Winstone / Mendez
      Performer(s): Norma Winstone (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Norma Winstone (Vocals), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone), Glauco Venier (Piano)
      Album: Dance Without Answer, ECM Records, ECM 2333 374 3047
      Duration: 4:08
    • 23:43
      Title: Beautiful Friend
      Composer: O'Connor, Gerry
      Performer(s): Gerry O'Connor (Tenor Guitar)
      Performer(s): Gerry O'Connor (Tenor Guitar), Brendan O'Regan (Keys)
      Album: High Up - Low Down, Myriad Media, MMCD003
      Duration: 3:29
    • 23:47
      Title: Willie's Lady (Child 6)
      Composer: Trad Adapted Sir Francis James Child
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitars)
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitars), Jefferson Hamer (Vocals, Guitar); Viktor Krauss (Bass); Tim Lauer (Accordion); Brittany Haas (Fiddle)
      Album: Child Ballads, Wilderland Records, Wilder002
      Duration: 6:18
    • 23:54
      Title: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 24 In C Minor K. 491 (2nd Movement) Larghetto
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
      Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini (Piano), Vienna Philharmonic
      Album: Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 414 and 491 - Wiener Philharmoniker: Maurizio Pollini, Deutsche Grammophon, 477 7167
      Duration: 8:12
    • 00:03
      Title: Our Love Is Easy
      Composer: Gardot / Harris
      Performer(s): Melody Gardot (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Melody Gardot (Vocals), Ken Charlie, Vinnie Paulino, Ben Ron,
      Album: My One and Only Thrill - Melody Gardot ~~ CDB28777, UCJ, 1790851
      Duration: 5:29
    • 00:09
      Title: Sunken Treasure
      Composer: Evans, Gil
      Performer(s): Johnny Coles (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Johnny Coles (Trumpet), The Gil Evans Orchestra
      Album: Out Of The Cool (Recordno: IMP 11862), Impulse / MCA, IMP 11862
      Duration: 4:19
    • 00:14
      Title: Days Like These
      Composer: Woods, Richard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Elbow Jane
      Album: 3 Side Island, Fellside Recordings, FECD223
      Duration: 4:49
    • 00:19
      Title: Fotheringay
      Composer: Denny, Sandy
      Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal)
      Album: The Music Weaver (2-CD), Universal / Island, 530 725-9
      Duration: 3:06
    • 00:27
      Title: Symphony No. 1 In G Minor Op. 13 ‘Winter Daydreams’ - Movement Ii - Adagio Cantabile Ma Non Tanto
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): New Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Complete - Disk 1, Brilliant Classics, 99792
      Duration: 11:00
    • 00:39
      Title: Park Avenue Petite
      Composer: Golson, Benny
      Performer(s): Richard "Blue" Mitchell (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Richard "Blue" Mitchell (Trumpet), Wynton Kelly (Piano), Sam Jones (Bass), Philly Joe Jones (Drums)
      Album: Blue Soul, Riverside / Original Jazz Classics, OJCCD-765-2
      Duration: 3:58
    • 00:43
      Title: Make Someone Happy
      Composer: Comdon/Green/Styne
      Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal), Bill Evans (Piano)
      Album: Tony Bennett and Bill Evans: Together Again, Concord, CCD-2198-2
      Duration: 3:53
    • 00:47
      Title: Mysterious Mountain: Andante Espressivo
      Composer: Hovhaness, Alan
      Performer(s): Seattle Symphony
      Performer(s): Seattle Symphony
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: De3157), Delos, De3157
      Duration: 5:27

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