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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 Saturday 24 May 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Each night this week, we're airing selections from "A Thousand Kisses Deep", a brilliant 2014 re-working of eleven Leonard Cohen songs by the acclaimed Irish singer Christine Tobin

    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

    • 22:06
      Title: Printemps (2nd Movement) Tres Modéré
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Orchestra National De Lyon
      Album: Debussy - Suite Bergamasque, Petite Suite..., Naxos, 8.572583
      Duration: 8:54
    • 22:15
      Title: Serenade For Strings (2nd Movement) Larghetto
      Composer: Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Marat Bisengaliev (Violin)
      Performer(s): Marat Bisengaliev (Violin), West Kazakkhstan Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Elgar - The Violin Music (Recordno: 8.572643-45), Naxos, 8.572643-45
      Duration: 5:16
    • 22:21
      Title: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
      Composer: Dylan
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: The Essential Bob Dylan (Recordno: 5031332), Columbia, 5031332
      Duration: 3:39
    • 22:29
      Title: Into The Dark Again
      Composer: Doyle, Roger
      Performer(s): Roger Doyle (Programming)
      Performer(s): Roger Doyle (Programming)
      Album: The Room in The Tower, Artist Private Collection
      Duration: 5:16
    • 22:35
      Title: 500 Miles (Away From Home)
      Composer: Trad / West / Bare
      Performer(s): Roseanne Cash (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Roseanne Cash (Vocals, Guitar), Jerry Douglas, Aly Bain, Donal Lunny, Russ Barenburg, Phil Cunningham, Todd Parks, James Mackintosh
      Album: Transatlantic Sessions 4 - Vol 2, Whirlie Records, WHIRLIECD19
      Duration: 3:49
    • 22:38
      Title: A Middy Melody
      Composer: Collins, Phill
      Performer(s): Phill Collins (Piano)
      Performer(s): Phill Collins (Piano), Chris Mccarthy (Bass), Fionn O'Ceallachain (Drums)
      Album: Bucolic, Independent, PCT 001 CD
      Duration: 5:42
    • 22:45
      Title: A Pastoral Symphony - Ii. Lento Moderato
      Complete Work Name: A Pastoral Symphony
      Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph
      Performer(s): Nigel Black (Horn), Alan Stringer (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Nigel Black (Horn), Alan Stringer (Trumpet), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
      Album: Vaughan Williams - A Pastoral Symphony..., EMI, 7243 5 75310 2 3
      Duration: 8:25
    • 22:54
      Title: Ep Ross
      Composer: 3epkano
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): 3epakano
      Album: 3epkano: Hans the Reluctant Wolf Juggler, Smiling Politely Records, SPR003
      Duration: 5:00
    • 22:59
      Title: Day Is Done
      Composer: Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Nick Drake (Vocal / Guitar)
      Performer(s): Nick Drake (Vocal / Guitar)
      Album: Five Leaves Left (Recordno: 842 915-2), Island, 842 915-2
      Duration: 2:28
    • 23:03
      Title: Blues To Elvin
      Composer: Jones
      Performer(s): John Coltrane
      Performer(s): John Coltrane
      Album: Coltrane Plays the Blues, Rhino, 8122-79966-2
      Duration: 7:48
    • 23:11
      Title: Simple Twist Of Fate
      Composer: Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocals)
      Album: Blood On the Tracks, Columbia, COL4678422
      Duration: 4:15
    • 23:16
      Title: Prelude No.15 In D Flat Major (Sostenuto)
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Grigory Sokolov (Piano)
      Performer(s): Grigory Sokolov (Piano)
      Album: Chopin - Préludes (Recordno: NC 40027), Naive, NC 40027
      Duration: 7:16
    • 23:23
      Title: Kas Sureb Nii Mu Koirge Armsam Elu? (Must You Die Like That, My Dearest Life?)
      Composer: Traditional / Schultz
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano), Heinavanker
      Album: Songs Of Olden Times - Estonian Folk Hymns And Runic Songs (Recordno: HMU 907488), Harmonia Mundi USA, HMU 907488
      Duration: 4:29
    • 23:29
      Title: Layla
      Composer: Clapton / Gordon
      Performer(s): John Fahey (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Fahey (Guitar), Terry Robb (Guitar)
      Album: Rain Forests, Oceans And Other Themes, Rounder / Varrick, CD 019
      Duration: 5:21
    • 23:34
      Title: The Last Trip Home
      Composer: Steele, Davy
      Performer(s): Dick Gaughan (Vocals/ Guitar)
      Performer(s): Dick Gaughan (Vocals/ Guitar)
      Album: Davy Steele The Show: Songs from the Heart of Scotland, Greentrax, CDTRAX353
      Duration: 6:19
    • 23:41
      Title: Coincidence
      Composer: Delago, Manu
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards), Isa Kurz (Vocals)
      Album: Bigger Than Home (Recordno: SWR 52/13),, SWR 52/13
      Duration: 3:52
    • 23:46
      Title: Humility
      Composer: Sosa, Omar
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Album: Senses, Otá, OTA 1026
      Duration: 2:57
    • 23:48
      Title: Once Upon A Distant Shore
      Composer: Parker, C.S.L.
      Performer(s): Claire Anne Lynch (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Claire Anne Lynch (Vocal), C.S.L. Parker (Piano), Martin Gruet (Double Bass)
      Album: Hold The Passion - a history of the focus theatre O.S.T. (Recordno: ICFMCD1), irish Contemporary Film Music, ICFMCD1
      Duration: 6:08
    • 00:06
      Title: Us And Them
      Composer: Waters/ Wright
      Performer(s): Rita Marcotulli (Piano)
      Performer(s): Rita Marcotulli (Piano), Andy Sheppard (Saxophone)
      Album: On the edge of a perfect moment, Le Chant Du Monde, 274 1410
      Duration: 5:40
    • 00:12
      Title: Zajdi, Zajdi
      Composer: Trad Serbian
      Performer(s): Marko Lazovic (Violin)
      Performer(s): Marko Lazovic (Violin), Bora Dugic (Fife), Hesperion Xxi
      Album: Balkan Spirit - Hesperion XXI (Recordno: AVSA9898), Alia Vox, AVSA9898
      Duration: 5:19
    • 00:18
      Title: No End
      Composer: Denny, Sandy
      Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal / Piano)
      Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal / Piano)
      Album: The Music Weaver, Universal / Island, 530 725-9
      Duration: 7:35
    • 00:25
      Title: Hickory Wind
      Composer: Parsons / Buchanan
      Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocals)
      Album: Grand Theft Parsons - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (Recordno: FLYCUB 20106), Redbus, FLYCUB 20106
      Duration: 4:34
    • 00:30
      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
    • 00:33
      Title: Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bournemouth Sinfonietta
      Album: Music for the Soul A Program for Re-Enchantment / Thomas Moore, Angel Records, 724355640222
      Duration: 6:03
    • 00:39
      Title: Concierto De Aranjuez
      Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin
      Performer(s): Chet Baker (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Chet Baker (Trumpet), Paul Desmond (Sax), Jim Hall (Guitar), Roland Hanna (Piano), Ron Carter (Bass), Steve Gadd (Drums)
      Album: Chet Baker & Paul Desmond: Together - The Complete Studio Recordings, Epic, 472984 2
      Duration: 19:18

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