The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    July 26. This Saturday night on BLUE, we'll hear Lalo Schifrin's impressions of his own, and Debussy's, music; Anne Sofie von Otter duetting with Brad Mehldau; Arvo Part x 2; Billy Bragg's "Tommorow's Going To Be A Better Day"; a Bragg tune on the new solo piano CD by Elan Mehler (specifically, "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"; melancholy courtesy of Chet Baker (pictured) and Tim Buckley; more Talich Quartet (see BLUE TUNES, below), including a Mendelssohn fugue; a Mendelssohn piece performed on piano by Howard Shelley; plus singer/songwriters Laura Veirs and Agnes Obel.

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 1 June 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 -

    Talich Quartet: July 21st - 27th

    Václav Talich was music director of the Czech Philharmonic from 1919 to 1939 .His nephew, Jan Talich Snr, founded the Talich Quartet in 1964. Three decades later, his son, Jan Talich Jnr, took the first violin chair in the quartet. In this, its 50th anniversary, we feature a number of Talich releases, including recent recordings of works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Kalliwoda. Join us for Talich Quartet, each night this week on Blue.

    Picture by David Goldman

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:11
      Title: Blues Is A Woman
      Composer: Cadrez, F.
      Performer(s): T-Bone Walker (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): T-Bone Walker (Vocals, Guitar), Maxwell Davis (Tenor Sax), Willard Mcdaniel? (Piano)
      Album: T-Bone Walker - The Complete Imperial Recordings 1950-1954, EMI Blues Series, EMI CDP-7-96737-2
      Duration: 2:48
    • 22:15
      Title: Concerto For Guitar And String Orchestra (3rd Movement)
      Composer: Giuliani, Mauro
      Performer(s): Pepe Romero (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pepe Romero (Guitar), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: Giuliani: Complete Guitar Concertos, Philips, 454262-2
      Duration: 6:54
    • 22:21
      Title: Procedentem Sponsum
      Complete Work Name: Procedentem Sponsum
      Composer: Anonymous
      Performer(s): Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Jan Garbarek (Saxophone), Hilliard Ensemble
      Album: Officium (Recordno: ECM New Series 1525) ~~ CDC485106, ECM, ECM New Series 1525
      Duration: 2:50
    • 22:25
      Title: Eleanor Plunkett
      Composer: Carolan, Turlough O
      Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)
      Album: Mark Anthony McGrath: Champagne & Onions, Mark Anthony McGrath, MA-MCG 4
      Duration: 6:50
    • 22:33
      Title: Head And Heart
      Performer(s): John Martyn
      Performer(s): John Martyn
      Album: Bless the Weather, Island, IMCD135
      Duration: 4:50
    • 22:38
      Title: The Way It Will Be
      Composer: Welch / Rawlings
      Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocal, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica)
      Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocal, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica), David Rawlings (Vocal, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica)
      Album: The Harrow & The Harvest, Acony, 5052498671724
      Duration: 4:47
    • 22:52
      Title: Du Bist Die Ruh --
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
      Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore (Piano)
      Album: Franz Schubert -Lieder, Deutsche Gramaphon, 431 085-2
      Duration: 4:13
    • 22:58
      Title: Lydia's Crush
      Composer: Jacob, Christian
      Performer(s): Christian Jacob (Piano)
      Performer(s): Christian Jacob (Piano), Trey Henry (Bass), Ray Brinker (Drums)
      Album: Styne & Mine - The Christian Jacob Trio (Recordno: 0401), WilderJazz, 0401
      Duration: 4:47
    • 23:04
      Title: La Chambre
      Composer: Brahem, Anour
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud)
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud), Francois Couturier (Piano); Jean-Louis Matinier (Accordian)
      Album: Le Voyage de Sahar (Recordno: ECM 1915 987 4651), ECM, ECM 1915 987 4651
      Duration: 5:01
    • 23:14
      Title: Ali Farka Toure
      Composer: Diabate, Toumani
      Performer(s): Toumani Diabate (Kora)
      Performer(s): Toumani Diabate (Kora)
      Album: The Mandé Variations, World Circuit, WCD079
      Duration: 6:20
    • 23:21
      Title: Chamber Symphony - V Largo
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Australian Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Australian Chamber Orchestra - Spirit, Sony Music Entertainment, SK62005
      Duration: 4:40
    • 23:38
      Title: Fascinating Rhythm
      Composer: Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocals), Nelson Riddle Orchestra
      Album: Oh Lady Be Good! Best of the Gershwin Songbook, PROMO
      Duration: 3:26
    • 23:41
      Title: Once In A Blue Moon (Instrumental)
      Composer: Bacharach, Burt
      Performer(s): Nat King Cole (Piano)
      Performer(s): Nat King Cole (Piano)
      Album: Magic Moments - The Definitive Burt Bacharach Collection - CD1, Rhino, 2564 69335 9
      Duration: 2:57
    • 23:44
      Title: It's A Lonesome Old Town
      Composer: Tobias / Kisco
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra (Vocals)
      Album: Only The Lonely (Recordno: 72434 94756 2 5), Capitol, 72434 94756 2 5
      Duration: 4:16
    • 23:49
      Title: Freedom/Saoirse
      Composer: Hayes/Cahill/O'Lionaird/O Raghallagh/Bartlett
      Performer(s): Iarla O'Lionaire (Vocals); Thomas Bartlett (Piano)
      Performer(s): Iarla O'Lionaire (Vocals); Thomas Bartlett (Piano), Caoimhin O Raghallaigh (Hardanger D'Amore); Martin Hayes (Fiddle); Dennis Cahill (Guitar)
      Album: The Gloaming, Real World Records, Promo Copy
      Duration: 5:04
    • 23:57
      Title: Nearer My God To Thee
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Mississippi John Hurt (Vocals/ Guitar)
      Performer(s): Mississippi John Hurt (Vocals/ Guitar)
      Album: Mississippi John Hurt: Complete Studio Recordings, Vanguard Masters, 3VCD181
      Duration: 3:27
    • 00:07
      Title: Sonata For Cello And Piano In D Minor (1st Movement) Prologue
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello)
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello), Claire Désert (Piano)
      Album: Franck, Debussy, Poulenc - Anne Gastinel, Claire Désert, Naive, V 5259
      Duration: 4:15
    • 00:11
      Title: Ubi Caritas -- Not Available
      Composer: Anon
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Monks Of Glenstal Abbey
      Album: The Monks of Glenstal Abbey - Gregorian Chant, RTE / Ainm Records, Cd202
      Duration: 2:35
    • 00:14
      Title: Ninety Six
      Composer: Moriarty
      Performer(s): John Moriarty (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Moriarty (Guitar), Randy Ingram(Piano); Adam Pache (Drums); Matt Clohesy(Bass)
      Album: Echoes, Lyte Records, LR019
      Duration: 6:07
    • 00:20
      Title: For You
      Composer: Chapman,Tracy
      Performer(s): Tracy Chapman (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tracy Chapman (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Tracy Chapman, Elektra, 7559-60774-2
      Duration: 3:09
    • 00:24
      Title: Dirty Overalls
      Composer: Guthrie, Woody
      Performer(s): Woody Guthrie (Guitar & Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Woody Guthrie (Guitar & Fiddle), Cisco Houston
      Album: Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs, Smithsonian Folkways, SF40007
      Duration: 1:58
    • 00:26
      Title: Birds And Ships
      Composer: Guthrie, Woody/Bragg, Billy
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant (Vocals), Billy Bragg (Acoustic Guitar)
      Album: Mermaid Ave; Billy Bragg & Wilco (Recordno: 7559-62204-2), Elektra, 7559-62204-2
      Duration: 2:15
    • 00:28
      Title: Ingrid Bergman
      Composer: Guthrie, Woody/Bragg, Billy
      Performer(s): Billy Bragg (Acoustic Guitar/Vocal)
      Performer(s): Billy Bragg (Acoustic Guitar/Vocal)
      Album: Mermaid Ave; Billy Bragg & Wilco (Recordno: 7559-62204-2), Elektra, 7559-62204-2
      Duration: 1:50
    • 00:37
      Title: Cello Suite In G Minor - I: Prelude
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Hopkinson Smith (Lute)
      Performer(s): Hopkinson Smith (Lute)
      Album: Bach Suites Nos.4,5,6 (Recordno: E 8938), Naive, E 8938
      Duration: 5:32
    • 00:50
      Title: Cry Me A River
      Complete Work Name: Cry Me A River
      Composer: Hamilton, Arthur
      Performer(s): Julie London (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Julie London (Vocal), Barney Kessel (Guitar)
      Album: 100 Essential Tracks Easy Listening, Sony Music, 88697607522
      Duration: 2:59
    • 00:53
      Title: String Quartet No.1 - Largo Funebre
      Composer: Egge, Klaus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Oslo String Quartet
      Album: Norwegian 20th Century String Quartets, Naxos, 8.554384
      Duration: 5:40

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