The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Oct 4. On Sunday's BLUE, Sarah McQuaid sings of a cathedral in Derby; John Coltrane and Milt Jackson acknowledge a blues legacy; the Jacques Thibaud Trio performs Beethoven's final string trio; we'll also hear Irish singer-songwriter Peter Doran; Alessio Bax, performing 3 short pieces for piano by Scriabin; Stefano Battaglia (pictured) from his trio's new interpretations of Alec Wilder compositions; folk duo The Hut People; Duke Special, guesting with the Cork Gamelan Ensemble (see BLUE TUNES, below); solo Fred Hersch; Danish folk singer Karen Mose; a chaconne from the debut CD by award-winning Russian pianist Olga Georgievskaya; and Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava, from his latest offering. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 17 May 2014


    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 -

    September 28th - Oct 4th: Cork Gamelan Ensemble

    This week on BLUE, we explore the enchanting sounds of the Javanese Gamelan courtesy of Mel Mercier (Professor of Music U.C.C.) and the Cork Gamelan Ensemble. Their recent release The Three Forges is a collaborative effort between the ensemble and guest artists as they create new music for an ancient sound. Artists include Iarla Ó Lionáird, Kate Ellis, Julie Feeney, Duke Special, Nick Roth, Buckley sisters Linda and Irene and the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra. Hear selections every night this week.

    October 5th - 11th: Tigran Hamasyan

    Renowned Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan has just released his first ECM recording - a sublime re-imagining of Armenian sacred music from the 5th through to the 20th Century. It features piano improvisations alongside stunning choral performances by the Yerevan State Chamber Choir. Luys i Luso (Light from the Light) is in the spotlight this week ahead of their Dublin Christ Church Concert Saturday 17th presented by Walton's World Masters Series

    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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