The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    August 2. Tonight, Eamonn presents an ecstatic Art van Damme; 2 x Boccherini; The Cinematic Orchestra's "Arrival Of The Birds"; a sample from the new CD by Anoushka Shankar (pictured); nocturnes by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Scriabin, Olafur Arnalds and Pablo Held  (see BLUE TUNES, below); late career Billie Holiday; a bluesy "Please Don't Go"; the melodic ambience of UK electronica duo Digitonal; a Mendelssohn octet; new Eileen Tackney; Chet Baker with Paul Desmond; part of a Shostakovich chamber symphony; as well as Dick Gaughan and Leo Kottke. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 25 May 2014

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    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 -

    July 27th - August 3rd: Nocturnes

    They are described as a single-movement character piece usually written for solo piano. First created by Irishman John Field – forever associated with Frederic Chopin - but the list of nocturne composers is extensive. We’ll draw from that list all week – the dictionary defines them as “inspired by, or evocative of, the night”. Nocturnes - the perfect fit for The Blue Of The Night.

    August 4th - 10th: Louis Armstrong

    Jazz music and Louis Armstrong grew up together. Both were from turn-of–the-20th-century New Orleans. An astounding an innovative soloist, “Satchmo” (short for "Satchelmouth") came to be known as a popular entertainer and an “ambassador” for jazz. Hear him nightly, in the week of the anniversary of his birth, interpreting everyone from Cole Porter to Fats Waller.

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:26
      Title: Roma
      Composer: Keane, Eamon
      Performer(s): Eamon Keane
      Performer(s): Eamon Keane
      Album: Hang The Moon, EKMCD 001
      Duration: 5:18
    • 22:32
      Title: Everybody Knows
      Composer: Cohen / Robinson
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar), Huw Warren (Accordion), Dave Whitford (Bass), Adriano Adewale (Percussion)
      Album: A Thousand Kisses Deep, Trail Belle Records, TBR03
      Duration: 6:55
    • 22:56
      Title: Bluesology
      Composer: Jackson, Milt
      Performer(s): Jim Hart (Vibes), Barry Green (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jim Hart (Vibes), Barry Green (Piano), Matt Ridley (Dbl Bass), Steve Brown (Drums)
      Album: MJQ Celebration, King's Gambit Records, KGR 001
      Duration: 6:27
    • 23:04
      Title: Blackbird
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Tommy Halferty (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tommy Halferty (Guitar), Mike Nielsen (Guitar)
      Album: In Two (Recordno: Imcd1011), Imc, Imcd1011
      Duration: 3:47
    • 23:07
      Title: '56
      Composer: Toure, Ali Farka
      Performer(s): Ali Farka Toure (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ali Farka Toure (Guitar), Toumani Diabate (Kora)
      Album: Ali and Toumani, World Circuit, WCD083
      Duration: 6:57
    • 23:16
      Title: Berceuse
      Composer: Jarnfelt, Armas
      Performer(s): Maarit Kirvessalo (Violin)
      Performer(s): Maarit Kirvessalo (Violin), Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Finnish Orchestral Favourites, Naxos, 8/555773
      Duration: 3:07
    • 23:18
      Title: Guirlandes, Opus 73 No.1
      Composer: Scriabin, Alexander
      Performer(s): Ivan Ilic
      Performer(s): Ivan Ilic
      Album: The Transcendentalist, Hersey Records, Heresy 015
      Duration: 4:17
    • 23:23
      Title: Bol's Song
      Composer: Irgens-Jensen, Ludvig
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Iceland Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Norwegian Classical Favourites, Naxos, 8.557018
      Duration: 2:45
    • 23:26
      Title: Lex
      Composer: Vloeimans, Eric
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Florian Weber (Piano)
      Album: Eric Vloeimans, Florian Weber - Live At The Concertgebouw (Recordno: CHR70165), Challenge Records, CHR70165
      Duration: 3:58
    • 23:31
      Title: Mike's Fancy
      Composer: Durack, Austin
      Performer(s): Austin Durack (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Austin Durack (Guitar)
      Album: Fingerpicker, Austin Durack, AMD006
      Duration: 2:06
    • 23:33
      Title: Closing Time
      Composer: Waits, Tom
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocals)
      Album: Closing Time (Recordno: 7559-60836-2), Elektra, 7559-60836-2
      Duration: 4:20
    • 23:38
      Title: Akh Im Champen
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Gevorg Dabagian (Duduk)
      Performer(s): Gevorg Dabagian (Duduk)
      Album: The Music Of Armenia ~~ R410508, Celestial Harmonies, 13111-2
      Duration: 3:48
    • 23:42
      Title: (I Wonder) Where Our Love Has Gone
      Composer: Johnson, Buddy
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Tenor Sax), Jimmy Rowles (Piano)
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Tenor Sax), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), George Mraz (Bass), Mousie Alexander (Drums)
      Album: If I'm Lucky, Pablo / Original Jazz Classics, OJCCD-683-2
      Duration: 4:54
    • 23:47
      Title: The Peacocks
      Composer: Rowles, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Saxophone), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), Elvin Jones (Drums), Buster Williams (Bass)
      Album: The Best Of The 50s And The 60s - Disc 1, Columbia Jazz, C4K 91247
      Duration: 5:42
    • 00:10
      Title: Miss Misery (Early Version)
      Composer: Smith, Elliott
      Performer(s): Elliott Smith (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Elliott Smith (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: An Introduction to Elliott Smith, Domino, WIGCD265P
      Duration: 2:52
    • 00:13
      Title: Harveys Last Day
      Composer: Elfman
      Performer(s): Danny Elfman
      Performer(s): Danny Elfman
      Album: Milk - Original Soundtrack, Decca, B0012309-02
      Duration: 3:07
    • 00:16
      Title: Finale From Fahrenheit 451
      Composer: Herrmann, Bernard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Bernard Herrmann Film Scores (Recordno: 72138 35643-2), Milan Records, 72138 35643-2
      Duration: 4:38
    • 00:24
      Title: Die Blaue Stunde
      Composer: Muthspiel, Wolfgang
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Classical & 12-String Guitars)
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Classical & 12-String Guitars), Wolfgang Muthspiel (Electric Guitar), Slava Grigoryan (Classical & Baritone Guitars)
      Album: Travel Guide (Recordno: ECM 2310 372 9508), ECM Records, ECM 2310 372 9508
      Duration: 5:19
    • 00:30
      Title: Finisterre
      Composer: Telfer, Ian
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals)
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals), Tim Harries (Double Bass), Andy Cutting (Accordion), Huw Warren (Piano), Mark Emerson (Viola, Violin)
      Album: Ashore, Topic Records, TSCD577
      Duration: 6:22
    • 00:37
      Title: Transfigured Night (4th Movement) Sehr Breit Und Langsam
      Composer: Schoenberg, Arnold
      Performer(s): Thomas Kakuska (Viola), Valentin Erben (Cello)
      Performer(s): Thomas Kakuska (Viola), Valentin Erben (Cello), Arditti String Sextet
      Album: Schoenberg - La Nuit Transfigurée (Recordno: NC 4002), Naive, NC 4002
      Duration: 9:12
    • 00:46
      Title: Vladimir's Blues
      Composer: Richter, Max
      Performer(s): Max Richter (Piano)
      Performer(s): Max Richter (Piano), Louisa Fuller/Natalia Bonner (Violin) John Metcalf (Viola) Philip Sheppard/Chris Worsey (Cello)
      Album: Max Richter The Blue Notebooks, Max Richter, CD1304
      Duration: 1:18
    • 00:48
      Title: The Lambeg Drummer
      Composer: Mcconnell, Mickey
      Performer(s): Frank Harte (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Frank Harte (Vocal), Donal Lunny (Guitar)
      Album: Masters Of Tradition, RTÉ lyric fm, CD117
      Duration: 4:04
    • 00:52
      Title: Nightporter
      Composer: Sylvian, David
      Performer(s): David Sylvian (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): David Sylvian (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Gentlemen Take Polaroids - Japan, Virgin, CDV2180
      Duration: 6:57

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