The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    July 26. Tonight, we'll hear some of the music pianist/composer Eleni Karaindrou (pictured) provided for Giorgos Cheimonas' modern Greek adaptation of "Medea"; Ryuichi Sakamoto with - and without - David Sylvian; a new recording by jazz trumpeter Jason Palmer; another lyrical interpretation of Grieg by Javier Perianes; guitarists Kelly Joe Phelps and Marc Ribot; Irish guitarist John O'Shea; the New Blood Orchestra, performing an alternate instrumental version of Peter Gabriel's "The Nest That Sailed The Sky"; new John Metcalfe; a J.S. Bach adagio; the last 2 cuts of the week from Helen Merrill (see BLUE TUNES, below), including an Arlen/Mercer song; a Magnificat by Orlando de Lassus; and Italian guitarist Peo Alfonsi joined by vocalist Ivan Lopez. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 22 June 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    We sample the wide-ranging creativity of Micheál Ó Súilleabhain, pianist, composer, musicologist and Professor of Music at the University of Limerick all this week on Blue.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    July 20th - 26th: Helen Merrill

    Helen Merrill sang with Charlie Parker in the 1940s. Though her first album was arranged by Quincy Jones (and featured trumpeter Clifford Brown), this American artist has achieved greatest recognition while living in Europe and Japan. Hear Helen recorded with Gordon Beck, Hank Jones, Stan Getz et al, each night this week on BLUE.

    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.

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: The West Coast Of Clare
      Composer: Irvine, Andy
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine (Vocals), Planxty
      Album: The Definitive Irish Folk Collection, Sony Music, Folk CD1
      Duration: 5:34
    • 22:18
      Title: Out Towards The Sea
      Composer: Braein, Edvard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Iceland Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Norwegian Classical Fovourites 2, Naxos, 8.557018
      Duration: 3:11
    • 22:26
      Title: Fred's Worried Life Blues
      Composer: Mcdowell, Edward Alexander
      Performer(s): Fred Mcdowell (Guitar, Vocal)
      Performer(s): Fred Mcdowell (Guitar, Vocal)
      Album: The Rough Guide to Bottleneck Blues, World Music Network, RGNET1151CD
      Duration: 2:42
    • 22:30
      Title: Moving Mountains
      Composer: Wesseltoft / Sriram / Nehme / Saleh / Kheir
      Performer(s): Bugge Wesseltoft (Piano), Josemi Carmona (Guitar), Maryam Seth, Georges Nehme (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Bugge Wesseltoft (Piano), Josemi Carmona (Guitar), Maryam Seth, Georges Nehme (Vocals), Shrikant Sriram (Bass, Flute), Vivek Rajagopalan, Khaled Yassine, Amade Cossa (Percussion)
      Album: OK World, Jazzland Recordings, 376 365-5
      Duration: 8:13
    • 22:38
      Title: Woodbrook
      Complete Work Name: Woodbrook
      Composer: O'Suilleabhain, Micheal
      Performer(s): Micheal O'Suilleabhain (Piano)
      Performer(s): Micheal O'Suilleabhain (Piano), Irish Chamber Orchestra
      Album: The Most Relaxing Classical Album In The World... Ever Vol 2 ~~ G326017, Virgin/Emi, 724384763824
      Duration: 3:32
    • 22:42
      Title: An Cailin Deas Chruite Na Mbo - The Pretty Milkmaid
      Composer: O'Suilleabhain, Micheal
      Performer(s): Micheal O'Suilleabhain
      Performer(s): Micheal O'Suilleabhain, Colm Murphy (Bodhran), Mel Mercies (Bones)
      Album: The Dolphin's Way (Recordno: CDVE 1), Virgin Records, CDVE 1
      Duration: 2:07
    • 22:44
      Title: String Quartet No. 5 (V)
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Performer(s): Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Album: The Dublin Guitar Quartet Performs Philip Glass, Orange Mountain Music/Music Network, OMM/Music Network Promo
      Duration: 7:40
    • 22:52
      Title: Billy Don't You Weep For Me
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Nic Jones (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Nic Jones (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Unearthed, Mollie Music, MMCD 02/03
      Duration: 4:53
    • 22:58
      Title: Somewhere In Time (Theme)
      Composer: Barry, John
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): John Barry & His Orchestra
      Album: The Very Best of John Barry (Recordno: 88697 07222 2), Sony BMG, 88697 07222 2
      Duration: 9:02
    • 23:13
      Title: Part Iv - Aka Come Sunday
      Composer: Ellington, Duke
      Performer(s): Mahalia Jackson (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Mahalia Jackson (Vocal), Duke Ellington Orchestra
      Album: Black, Brown & Beige, Columbia/Legacy, CK 65566
      Duration: 7:58
    • 23:22
      Title: Violin Sonata No 3 - Movement Iii - Lento - Con Moto
      Composer: Delius, Frederick
      Performer(s): Susanne Stanzeleit (Violin)
      Performer(s): Susanne Stanzeleit (Violin), Gustav Fenyo (Piano)
      Album: Delius Violin Sonatas (Complete) - Susanne Stanzeleit (violin), NAXOS, 8572261
      Duration: 7:26
    • 23:29
      Title: Symphony No.2 - Part One: Prologue
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): Jean Louis Steurman
      Performer(s): Jean Louis Steurman, Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Bernstein - Symphony No.2..., Naxos, 8.559099
      Duration: 2:44
    • 23:33
      Title: Burning Man
      Composer: Thompson, Richard
      Performer(s): Richard Thompson (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Richard Thompson (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Dream Attic (2-CD), Proper Records, PRPCDX064
      Duration: 4:23
    • 23:37
      Title: From Where I Lie / Sheepcounting
      Composer: John Tams
      Performer(s): John Tams (Vocal / Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Tams (Vocal / Guitar), Barry Coope (Vocal)
      Album: The Acoustic Folk Box (4-CD) (Recordno: TSCD4001-4), Topic Records, TSCD4001-4
      Duration: 5:43
    • 23:51
      Title: Two Widows
      Composer: Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar/Vocals), Andy Gangadeen(Drums); Robert Jarvis (Trombone); Barney Morse Brown(Cello)
      Album: Handmade Life, English Accoustic Collective, RUFCD012
      Duration: 6:04
    • 00:06
      Title: I Could Bring You Jewels - Had I A Mind To
      Composer: Dickinson, Emily/Foster, Josephine
      Performer(s): Josephine Foster (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Josephine Foster (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Graphic as a Star, Fire, FIRE 136
      Duration: 2:14
    • 00:08
      Title: Into The Dark Again
      Composer: Doyle, Roger
      Performer(s): Roger Doyle (Programming)
      Performer(s): Roger Doyle (Programming)
      Album: The Room in The Tower, Artist Private Collection
      Duration: 5:16
    • 00:17
      Title: 3.25
      Composer: Sosa, Omar
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Album: Senses, Otá, OTA 1026
      Duration: 3:29
    • 00:22
      Title: Neptune, The Mystic
      Composer: Holst, Gustav
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra, London Voices
      Album: Discover the Classics: Myths and Legends, IMP, Pcds6
      Duration: 7:15
    • 00:31
      Title: Valse Lente
      Composer: Tailleferre, Germaine
      Performer(s): Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
      Performer(s): Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
      Album: Aldo Ciccolini - 13 Waltzes (Recordno: LDV 13), La dolce volta, LDV 13
      Duration: 2:15
    • 00:42
      Title: Jerusalem Revisited
      Composer: Boyes, Jim
      Performer(s): Jim Boyes (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Jim Boyes (Vocals), Barry Coope & Lester Simpson (Vocals), Ensemble Name - Coope, Boyes & Simpson
      Album: The Acoustic Folk Box (4-CD) (Recordno: TSCD4001-4), Topic Records, TSCD4001-4
      Duration: 4:57
    • 00:54
      Title: Silent Partner
      Composer: Barber, Patricia
      Performer(s): Patricia Barber (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Patricia Barber (Vocal, Piano), John Mclean (Gtr), Dave Douglas (Trumpet), Michael Arnopol (Bass), Mark Walker (Drums)
      Album: Modern Cool - Patricia Barber, Blue Note / Premonition, 7243 5 21811 2 4
      Duration: 5:08

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