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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson (pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 8 June 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Berlin-based Agnes Obel is from Denmark originally. This week, we feature songs and instrumentals from the albums she's recorded to date, including the late 2013 release Aventine.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:06
      Title: Sonnet De Pétrarque
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Album: Nikolai Lugansky - Liszt, Naive / Ambroisie, AM 205
      Duration: 6:50
    • 22:19
      Title: Wallflower
      Composer: Obel, Agnes
      Performer(s): Agnes Obel (Piano)
      Performer(s): Agnes Obel (Piano)
      Album: Philharmonics (Recordno: PIASR 195CD), Play It Again Sam, PIASR 195CD
      Duration: 2:26
    • 22:24
      Title: (Blame It On The) Good Times
      Composer: Coen, Ray
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Performer(s): No Crows (Band), Ray Coen (Vocals/Guitar); Oleg Ponomarev (Fiddle);Anna Houston (Cello/Vocals); Eddie Lee (Bass)
      Album: Waiting for the Tide, WHRL, WHRL 0016
      Duration: 4:39
    • 22:35
      Title: Zwielicht (Twilight)
      Composer: Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Don Byron (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Don Byron (Clarinet)
      Album: A Fine Line, Blue Note, 7243 526 801
      Duration: 2:50
    • 22:38
      Title: Adagio & Allegro In Ab Major - I. Adagio
      Composer: Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello)
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello), Claire Désert (Piano), Orchestre Philharmonique De Liege
      Album: Schumann - Anne Gastinel, Naive, V 4897
      Duration: 4:48
    • 22:49
      Title: I Want You Back
      Composer: The Corporation Tm
      Performer(s): The Civil Wars
      Performer(s): The Civil Wars
      Album: Barton Hollow, Sensibility Records, 88691941852
      Duration: 3:10
    • 22:54
      Title: Peaceful Valley Boulevard
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Neil Young: Le Noise, Reprise, 9362 49618 6
      Duration: 7:09
    • 23:02
      Title: Sarabande --
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Gerard Mcchrystal (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Gerard Mcchrystal (Saxophone), Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Debussy & Ravel - Orchestral Works (Recordno: CHAN 9129), Chandos, CHAN 9129
      Duration: 4:31
    • 23:07
      Title: La Plus Que Lente --
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
      Performer(s): Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
      Album: Aldo Ciccolini - 13 Waltzes (Recordno: LDV 13), La dolce volta, LDV 13
      Duration: 4:46
    • 23:13
      Title: There Is No Greater Love
      Composer: Jones/Symes
      Performer(s): Sonny Rollins
      Performer(s): Sonny Rollins
      Album: Way Out West (Remastered), Ojc Remasters, 0888072319936
      Duration: 5:13
    • 23:18
      Title: Don't Stare At The Sun
      Composer: Hawley
      Performer(s): Richard Hawley
      Performer(s): Richard Hawley
      Album: Standing At the Sky's Edge, Parlophone, P4636992
      Duration: 5:44
    • 23:29
      Title: Symphonie Concertante In Bb Minor (1st Movement)
      Composer: Enescu, George
      Performer(s): Alban Gerhardt (Cello)
      Performer(s): Alban Gerhardt (Cello), Bbc Scottish Symphony
      Album: The Romantic Cello (Recordno: CDA6754), Hyperion, CDA6754
      Duration: 10:00
    • 23:40
      Title: Lazy Afternoon
      Composer: Moross / La Touche
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone), Marty Paich Big Band
      Album: The Modern Touch, Lonehill Jazz, LHJ10186
      Duration: 3:29
    • 23:44
      Title: Bonfires
      Composer: Jones, Ricky Lee
      Performer(s): Ricky Lee Jones
      Performer(s): Ricky Lee Jones
      Album: Balm In Gilead, Fantasy, Fantasy 088072316704
      Duration: 4:13
    • 23:48
      Title: Motherless Children
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Kelly Joe Phelps (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Kelly Joe Phelps (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Lead Me On, Burnside Records, BCD-0015-2
      Duration: 7:25
    • 23:57
      Title: Blueberry Hill
      Composer: Al Lewis/Vincent Rose/Larry Lawrence Stock
      Performer(s): Louis Armstrong
      Performer(s): Louis Armstrong
      Album: Louis Armstrong: The Ultimate Collection (Box Set), Universal, 5459212
      Duration: 2:50
    • 00:13
      Title: And He Will Not Come Again
      Composer: Shakespeare
      Performer(s): Frances Cooper (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Frances Cooper (Soprano), Fires Of Love
      Album: Remember me my deir - Jacobean songs of love and loss, Delphian, DCD34129
      Duration: 1:21
    • 00:15
      Title: In The Port Of Amsterdam
      Composer: Brel, Jacques
      Performer(s): Tammy Payne (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tammy Payne (Vocals), Neil Smith (Gtr), Dan Moore (Hammond), Jim Barr (Bass), Dylan Howe (Drums)
      Album: Don't Think Twice - Tamco (Recordno: EDN1022), Edition Records, EDN1022
      Duration: 3:19
    • 00:18
      Title: The Bridge
      Composer: Engel, Noel Scott
      Performer(s): Scott Walker (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Scott Walker (Vocals)
      Album: Scott 2 (Recordno: 510 880-2), Fontana, 510 880-2
      Duration: 2:50
    • 00:22
      Title: When The Sun Comes Out
      Composer: Arlen / Koehler
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Saxophone), Jan Johansson (Piano), Daniel Jordan (Bass), William Schiopffe (Drums)
      Album: Stan Getz At Large (2-CD) (Recordno: 103 8422), Storyville, 103 8422
      Duration: 5:46
    • 00:27
      Title: A Ballad
      Composer: Mulligan, Gerry
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Saxophone), Gerry Mulligan (Baritone Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Saxophone), Gerry Mulligan (Baritone Saxophone), Lou Levy (Piano), Ray Brown (Bass), Stan Levey (Drums)
      Album: Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi, Verve, 849 392-2
      Duration: 5:46
    • 00:34
      Title: Spiegel Im Spiegel
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin)
      Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)
      Album: Tabula Rasa - Arvo Part, HMV Classics, HMV 5723152
      Duration: 8:15
    • 00:42
      Title: The Sub
      Composer: 3epkano
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Album: At Land - 3epkano Recordno: SPR002), Smiling Politely Records, SPR002
      Duration: 3:58
    • 00:46
      Title: Bigger Than Home
      Composer: Delago, Manu
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Album: Bigger Than Home, www.sessionworkrec.com, SWR 52/13
      Duration: 4:46
    • 00:52
      Title: Amazing Grace
      Composer: Newton, Thomas
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass)
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass), Carla Bley (Piano), Liberation Music Orchestra
      Album: Not In Our Name, Gitanes / Universal France, 0602498292488
      Duration: 7:12

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