The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    May 4.  Eamonn links Nat King Cole, from a re-issue the purists speak highly of; Saint-Saens' "La muse et le poete"; songs by Billy Bragg, Natalie Merchant and Loudon Wainwright; Martha Wainwright, singing "La Foule"; Barbara, performing Jacques Brel material; the opening movement of Shostakovich's first violin concerto; new Andy Sheppard; the voices of Cymin Samawatie and Karen Dalton (pictured); and the final 2 samples from the RTÉ lyric fm label (see BLUE TUNES, below), including Michael McHale's version of "She Moved Through The Fair". 10pm start-time...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 15 June 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    German experimental pianist Hauschka is under the Blue spotlight - prepared piano, exciting soundscapes, solo works plus his recent duet outing with violinist Hilary Hahn.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Chatham Saxophone Quartet: April 27th - May 3rd

    As RTÉ Lyric FM marks its 16th birthday on Friday of this week - we choose music and song from the extensive and highly thought of Lyric CD label which showcases Irish musical talent in both performance and composition. These selections will include a preview of a new release featuring the Chatham Saxophone Quartet (pictured) performing new Irish works.

    Keith Jarrett: May 4th - 10th

    This Friday Keith Jarrett turns 70. He’s been at the forefront of jazz piano since his first recording back in 1967 with the late Charlie Haden up to his latest duo outing with the same bassist  in 2013 – not forgetting his renowned Standards Trio. Together for 30 years, they are one of most permanent line-ups in jazz history. Jarrett's reach goes far beyond jazz – renowned as an interpreter as well as an improviser. All this week on the Blue, we play Keith Jarrett – jazz, classical and solo improv. Happy Birthday Keith!

     Blue of the Night Birthday Goody Bag

    In celebration of RTÉ lyric fm's 16th Birthday - and since we featured the Lyric CD catalogue all this week on the programme - we decided to give ONE  listener a Goody Bag containing 16 Lyric CDs (which includes some of those pictured, right). Thank you Eoin Brady, of the RTÉ lyric fm label, for the terrific prize.

    Congratulations to Anne Drechsler, Annascaul, Tralee, Co. Kerry, first name out of the hat. A package will be on its way to you on Tuesday...

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: Concerto For Cello And Orchestra (2nd Movement) Larghetto
      Composer: Sumera, Lepo
      Performer(s): David Geringas (Cello)
      Performer(s): David Geringas (Cello), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Lepo Sumera - Symphony No.6, Cello Concerto... (Recordno: BIS-CD-1360), BIS Records, BIS-CD-1360
      Duration: 9:21
    • 22:16
      Title: I Have A Dream (Extract)
      Composer: Baptiste / Okri
      Performer(s): Ben Okri (Recitation), Denys Bapriste (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Ben Okri (Recitation), Denys Bapriste (Tenor Saxophone), Abram Wilson (Trumpet), Omar Puente (Violin), Andrew Mccormack (Piano), Gary Crosby (Dbl Bass) Et Al
      Album: Let Freedom Ring!, Dune Records, DUNECD010
      Duration: 5:40
    • 22:21
      Title: The Needle And The Damage Done
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Bill Carrothers (Piano)
      Performer(s): Bill Carrothers (Piano), Marc Copland (Piano)
      Album: Standardized, Discograph, MIN004
      Duration: 7:18
    • 22:29
      Title: True Love Ways
      Composer: Petty, Norman/Holly, Buddy
      Performer(s): Buddy Holly (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Buddy Holly (Vocals)
      Album: Rock N Roll Legends, MCA Records, 0600753051832
      Duration: 2:48
    • 22:45
      Title: The Bunch Of Green Rushes / Salt Creek
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): We Banjo 3
      Performer(s): We Banjo 3
      Album: Gather the Good, We Banjo Three, WB3CD002
      Duration: 4:19
    • 22:48
      Title: Willie's Lady (Child 6)
      Composer: Trad Adapted Sir Francis James Child
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitars)
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitars), Jefferson Hamer (Vocals, Guitar); Viktor Krauss (Bass); Tim Lauer (Accordion); Brittany Haas (Fiddle)
      Album: Child Ballads, Wilderland Records, Wilder002
      Duration: 6:18
    • 22:56
      Title: Searchlight
      Composer: Byard, Jaki
      Performer(s): Jaki Byard (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jaki Byard (Piano), Richard Williams (Tpt), Booker Ervin (Sax), Bob Cranshaw (Bs), Walter Perkins (Dms)
      Album: Out Front!, Prestige, OJCCD-1842-2
      Duration: 7:07
    • 23:04
      Title: Nuages (Nocturnes)
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Debussy: Nocturnes ~~ C224801, Chandos, Chan8914
      Duration: 7:28
    • 23:13
      Title: I Could Write A Book -- Pal Joey
      Composer: Rodgers, Richard/Hart, Lorenz
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), Fred Hersch (Piano)
      Album: Dawn Upshaw Sings Rodgers and Hart (Recordno: 7559 79406 2), Nonesuch, 7559 79406 2
      Duration: 3:37
    • 23:16
      Title: Lament For An Orchid (Absinthe)
      Composer: Strayhorn, Billy
      Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano)
      Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano), Drew Gress (Bass), Tom Rainey (Drums), String Orchestra
      Album: Passion Flower - Fred Hersch Plays Billy Strayhorn (Recordno: 79395-2), Nonesuch, 79395-2
      Duration: 5:43
    • 23:23
      Title: Evensong: Tallinn
      Composer: Fripp, Robert
      Performer(s): Robert Fripp (Guitars)
      Performer(s): Robert Fripp (Guitars)
      Album: At The End Of Time, Discipline Global Mobile / Panegyric, DGM0701
      Duration: 7:20
    • 23:32
      Title: I Talk To The Wind
      Composer: Mcdonald / Sinfield
      Performer(s): Greg Lake (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Greg Lake (Vocal), King Crimson
      Album: In The Court Of The Crimson King, Panegyric, KCSP1
      Duration: 6:00
    • 23:39
      Title: Cello Sonata No.3 In A Major Op. 69 - Movement Iii - Adagio Cantabile
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Richard Hardwood (Cello)
      Performer(s): Richard Hardwood (Cello), Christoph Berner (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven, Chopin, Glazunov, Rubinstein, Offenbach, Popper: Cello Sonatas - Richard Hardwood, EMI, 094635964523
      Duration: 1:56
    • 23:40
      Title: Moonlight Sonata
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Juan Martín (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Juan Martín (Guitar), The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Serenade - Juan Martin, Flamenco Vision, FV11
      Duration: 4:37
    • 23:47
      Title: How Insensitive
      Composer: Gimbel / Jobim / De Moraes
      Performer(s): Nancy Wilson (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Nancy Wilson (Vocals)
      Album: Blue Note Plays Bossa Nova ~~ PD EL, Blue Note, 50999-215999-2-7
      Duration: 3:06
    • 23:53
      Title: One In A Million
      Composer: Wood/ Lupton
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: The Lark Descending ~~ R419805, Ruf, Rufcd10
      Duration: 9:52
    • 00:04
      Title: Lyric Epiphony
      Composer: Mcgrath,Mark Anthony
      Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)
      Album: Champagne and Onions, MA-MCG, MA-MCG4
      Duration: 10:22
    • 00:14
      Title: Paddington
      Composer: Hauschka
      Performer(s): Hauschka
      Performer(s): Hauschka
      Album: Room To Expand, Fatcat Records, CD1306
      Duration: 3:53
    • 00:18
      Title: Waiting In Vain
      Composer: Marley, Bob
      Performer(s): Susan Werner (Vocals & Piano)
      Performer(s): Susan Werner (Vocals & Piano)
      Album: Classics (Recordno: SW014), Sleeve Dog, SW014
      Duration: 4:37
    • 00:23
      Title: Requiem In D Minor (Introitus) Requiem
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Diana Montague (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Diana Montague (Soprano), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Franz-Josef Selig (Bass), Collegium Cartusianum, Kolner Kammerchor
      Album: Mozart: Masses, Virgin Classics, 7243 5 61769 2 8
      Duration: 4:33
    • 00:29
      Title: Pastorale -- Not Available
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rté Concert Orchestra
      Album: Faure: Orchestral Music ~~ G318404, Naxos, 8.553360
      Duration: 4:23
    • 00:36
      Title: It Could Happen To You
      Composer: Burke / Van Heusen
      Performer(s): Erroll Garner
      Performer(s): Erroll Garner, With John Simmons And Shadow Wilson
      Album: Erroll Garner Trio with John Simmons and Shadow Wilson, Giants of Jazz, CD 53216
      Duration: 3:46
    • 00:42
      Title: The Winner Takes It All
      Composer: Ulvaues / Anderson
      Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals), Morten Qvenild (Piano, Various Instruments)
      Album: Antologie - Solveig Slettahjell, Jazzland, 602527785349
      Duration: 4:40
    • 00:47
      Title: Solveigs Song
      Composer: Grieg Edvard
      Performer(s): Nordens Tone
      Performer(s): Nordens Tone, Julie Hjetland (Vocals); Pojken Flensborg (Piano)
      Album: Nordens Tone, Gateway Music, 5 707471
      Duration: 4:18
    • 00:52
      Title: Piano Concerto In A Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto In A Minor Op.16
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Margaret Fingerhut (Piano)
      Performer(s): Margaret Fingerhut (Piano), Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Grieg - Piano Concerto Etc., Chandos, Chan8723
      Duration: 7:14

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