The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    August 30. On tonight's BLUE, we'll hear King Crimson's "Matte Kudasi"; a concertino which Sergei Prokofiev did not live to finish (one that was actually completed by his friend Rostropovich, working from a piano score and the cellist's memories of conversations between the two men); a meditation by flautist Susie Hodder-Williams and gamelan-player Chris Caldwell; Gospel blues by Leo "Bud" Welch; Letka's brand of "far off country"; a new double CD on Evidence Classics that finds Dominique Vellard conducting Ensemble Gilles Binchois, but this time in the performance of his own music; Roland Hanna's "Muses For Richard Davis", as it appears on an MPS re-issue; No Crows' realisation of a Radiohead tune; the epilogue from Tarik O'Regan's Irish colloquy (see BLUE TUNES, below); singer/songwriter Francesca Baines; and sax-player Art Pepper (pictured) plays a ballad. 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 -

    August 24th - 30th: Acallam na Senórach

    Acallam na Senórach is a setting by English composer Tarik O’Regan of a 12th Century text about the Fianna warriors Caílte mac Rónán and  Oisín, nephew of legendary Fionn Mac Cumhaill. O’Regan adapted the narrative into a one hour musical setting for solo guitar and chorus which was commissioned and recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland along with guitarist Stewart French. It’s under the Blue spotlight all this week.

    August 31st - September 6th: Memphis Slim

    Peter "Memphis Slim" Chatman was a blues pianist and singer who wrote enduring standards like “Everyday I Have The Blues”. He lived in France for the last 25 years of his life. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll hear recordings made before and after he emigrated to Europe in 1963.

    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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