The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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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 31 May 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    German baritone the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau would have been 89 this week. We honour that date with recordings by this legendary singer - every night this week on Blue.

    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

    • 22:20
      Title: One Day At A Time
      Composer: Bibb / Scott
      Performer(s): Eric Bibb (Vocal, Acoustic Guitar), Chinika Simon (Backing Vocals)
      Performer(s): Eric Bibb (Vocal, Acoustic Guitar), Chinika Simon (Backing Vocals), Glenn Scott (Backing Vocals), Neville Malcolm (Upright Bass), Michael Jerome Browne (Fretless Gourd Banjo)
      Album: Jericho Road (Recordno: DFGCD 8750), Dixie Frog, DFGCD 8750
      Duration: 2:55
    • 22:28
      Title: Symphony No. 3 In D Major Op. 29 ‘Polish’ - Movement Iii - Andante Elegiaco
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Complete - Disk 3, Brilliant Classics, 99792
      Duration: 9:54
    • 22:38
      Title: Continuacao
      Composer: Lenine
      Performer(s): Lenine (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Lenine (Vocal, Guitar), Joao Cavalcanti (Vocal); Bruno Giorgi (Vocal); Bernardo Pimentel (Vocal); Jr Tostoi (Programming)
      Album: Labiata, Universal, 7893251000072
      Duration: 2:00
    • 22:40
      Title: Free Spirit - Free Style
      Composer: Hanna, Roland
      Performer(s): Sir Roland Hanna (Piano)
      Performer(s): Sir Roland Hanna (Piano)
      Album: Solo Piano - Sir Roland Hanna, Storyville, 103 8424
      Duration: 4:37
    • 22:44
      Title: When You Get Home
      Performer(s): Sue Rynhart (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Dan Bodwell (Bass)
      Album: Crossings (songs for voice and double bass), Sue Rynhart, MRSUESUE001
      Duration: 1:45
    • 22:47
      Title: Zemi Me Zemi
      Composer: Traditional Serbia
      Performer(s): Amira (Vocals), Kim Burton (Guesting On Accordion)
      Performer(s): Amira (Vocals), Kim Burton (Guesting On Accordion), Bojan Z (Piano), Nend Vasilic (Bass), Bachar Khalife (Percussion)
      Album: Amulette - Amira, World Village, 450018
      Duration: 5:19
    • 22:53
      Title: Der Wanderer
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
      Album: Schubert: Lieder/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, EMI Classics, 50999 9 55969 2 1
      Duration: 5:40
    • 23:05
      Title: Maré (Tide)
      Composer: Maranhao, Rodrigo
      Performer(s): Antonio Zambujo (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Antonio Zambujo (Vocals), José Miguel Conde (Clarinet), Carlos Manuel Proenca (Acoustic Guitar), André Conde (Trombone)
      Album: Quinto - Antonio Zambujo, World Village, WVF 479069
      Duration: 2:40
    • 23:08
      Title: And So It Goes
      Composer: Joel, Billy
      Performer(s): Tommy Emmanuel (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tommy Emmanuel (Guitar)
      Album: The Mystery - Tommy Emmanuel, Favored Nations Acoustic, FNA5130-2
      Duration: 3:21
    • 23:12
      Title: Double Concerto In B Minor (2nd Movement) Rhapsody
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Gidon Kremer (Violin)
      Performer(s): Gidon Kremer (Violin), Yuri Bashmet (Viola), Hallé Orchestra
      Album: Britten - Double Concerto, Two Portraits..., Erato Disques, 3984-25502-2
      Duration: 7:25
    • 23:19
      Title: Nocturnes - Xiii Nocturne D Minor - Lento
      Composer: Field, John
      Performer(s): John O' Connor (Piano)
      Performer(s): John O' Connor (Piano)
      Album: John Field: 15 Nocturnes - John O' Connor, Telarc, CD-80199
      Duration: 3:39
    • 23:24
      Title: Glow
      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 Vespestad (Drums)
      Album: Extended Circle - Tord Gustavsen Quartet, ECM Records, ECM 2358 376 0239
      Duration: 5:13
    • 23:29
      Title: Fundi Mea Vindi
      Composer: Mishenko, Misha
      Performer(s): Misha Mishenko (Piano)
      Performer(s): Misha Mishenko (Piano)
      Album: Strakur sem spilar mea vindi, Flowers Blossom In The Space, www.mishamishenko.com
      Duration: 3:37
    • 23:33
      Title: Key To The Highway
      Composer: Broonzy / Seeger
      Performer(s): Big Bill Broonzy (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Big Bill Broonzy (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Century Of The Blues (Recordno: CDCD 5003), Chrome Dreams, CDCD 5003
      Duration: 3:04
    • 23:37
      Title: Grigio
      Composer: Turrisi, Francesco
      Performer(s): Francesco Turrisi (Piano)
      Performer(s): Francesco Turrisi (Piano), Nick Roth (Sax); Kate Ellis (Cello); Dan Bodwell (Bass); Sean Carpio (Drums); Zohar Fresco (Perc)
      Album: Grigio, Diatribe, DIACD015
      Duration: 4:48
    • 23:55
      Title: Seven Roses
      Composer: Micus, Stephan
      Performer(s): Stephan Micus (Sho, 19 Voices, Raj Nplaim)
      Performer(s): Stephan Micus (Sho, 19 Voices, Raj Nplaim)
      Album: Bold As Light, ECM Records, ECM 2173 274 3086
      Duration: 6:30
    • 00:04
      Title: Flight To Paradise
      Composer: Martin, Juan
      Performer(s): Rory Gallagher, Juan Martin (Guitars)
      Performer(s): Rory Gallagher, Juan Martin (Guitars)
      Album: Wheels Within Wheels - Rory Gallagher (Recordno: 703 82876 503872), CAPO, 703 82876 503872
      Duration: 4:29
    • 00:10
      Title: San Antonio
      Composer: Jansen, Arne
      Performer(s): Arne Jansen (Guitars), Andreas Edelmann (Bass), Eric Schaefer (Drums)
      Performer(s): Arne Jansen (Guitars), Andreas Edelmann (Bass), Eric Schaefer (Drums), Friedrich Paravicini (Keyboards, Cello, Vibes), Nils Wulker (Flugelhorn)
      Album: The Sleep Of Reason - Ode To Goya, Act Music, 9539-2
      Duration: 3:01
    • 00:13
      Title: Ballad For The Unborn
      Composer: E.S.T.
      Performer(s): Esbjorn Svensson (Piiano)
      Performer(s): Esbjorn Svensson (Piiano), Dan Berglund (Bass), Magnus Ostrom (Drums)
      Album: Seven days of falling (Recordno: ACT 9012-2), Act Music, ACT 9012-2
      Duration: 5:32
    • 00:19
      Title: Violin Concerto In B Minor (2nd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Marat Bisengaliev (Violin)
      Performer(s): Marat Bisengaliev (Violin), West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Elgar - The Violin Music (Recordno: 8.572643-45), Naxos, 8.572643-45
      Duration: 10:52
    • 00:30
      Title: You Go To My Head
      Composer: Gillespie, Haven/Coots, Fred J
      Performer(s): Gillespie, Haven/Coots, Fred J
      Performer(s): Hugh Buckley (Gtr); Brendan Doyle (Sax)
      Album: Sweet And Lovely, Marnell Music, 245949
      Duration: 5:27
    • 00:35
      Title: Little Green
      Composer: Mitchell, Joni
      Performer(s): Tierney Sutton (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tierney Sutton (Vocals), Turtle Island Quartet
      Album: After Blue, BFM Jazz / Challenge Records, BFM77056
      Duration: 4:53
    • 00:41
      Title: 2/2
      Composer: Eno, Brian
      Performer(s): Brian Eno (Various Instruments)
      Performer(s): Brian Eno (Various Instruments)
      Album: Ambient 1 Music for Airports -- 7243 8 66495 2 2, Virgin, 7243 8 66495 2 2
      Duration: 9:38
    • 00:51
      Title: Suite D'Un Gout Etranger - La Reveuse
      Composer: Marais, Marin
      Performer(s): Chistophe Coin (Bass Viol)
      Performer(s): Chistophe Coin (Bass Viol), Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord), Vittorio Ghielmi (Bass Viol), Pascal Monteilhet (Theorbo, Guitar)
      Album: Marin Marais: Suite D'un Gout Etranger - Chistophe Coin, Christophe Rousset, Decca, 458 144-2
      Duration: 4:29
    • 00:55
      Title: Sarabanda De Scriabin
      Composer: Brouwer, Leo
      Performer(s): Johannes Moller (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Johannes Moller (Guitar)
      Album: Johannes Moller - Guitar Recital, Naxos, 8.572715
      Duration: 3:29

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