The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Oct 9. Once upon a time ago, the late Steve Martland recorded for Factory Records (see picture). The 2-CD anthology of his music that's just been issued by NMC Recordings contains the orchestral piece "Crossing The Border" - Martland's response to Bach's "Chaconne in D Minor" - and "Patrol", a work that was influenced by Scottish folk fiddling. Tonight, we'll hear Smith Quartet perform a couple of short movements from Martland's "Patrol". Also on Friday's BLUE, Earl Hines with Sidney Bechet; a sample from a new choral CD that uses texts by Peruvian poet Pablo Neruda; guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor, interpreting a tune by Don McLean; the latest offering from Julia Kent; András Schiff plays Bach x 2; the title track of the final Gil Scott-Heron studio album; low-key jazz performances by Nat King Cole and Enrico Rava; the opening movement of a concerto for viola and strings by Karol Beffa; more from Tigran Hamasyan's latest CD (see BLUE TUNES, below); singer-songwriter Krista Detor; and part of a violin sonata by Karol Szymanowksi. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 5 July 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Born on July 4, Stephen Foster is under the Blue spotlight. This week we honour the "father of American music "with a variety of artists and interpretations.

      Blue Tunes Recommended -

    October 5th - 11th: Tigran Hamasyan

    Renowned Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan has just released his first ECM recording - a sublime re-imagining of Armenian sacred music from the 5th through to the 20th Century. It features piano improvisations alongside stunning choral performances by the Yerevan State Chamber Choir. "Luys i Luso" (Light from the Light) is in the spotlight this week ahead of their Dublin Christ Church Concert Saturday 17th presented by Walton's World Masters Series

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:09
      Title: Just Because
      Composer: Detor, Krista
      Performer(s): Krista Detor (Vocals And Piano)
      Performer(s): Krista Detor (Vocals And Piano)
      Album: Flat Earth Diary
      Duration: 4:35
    • 22:14
      Title: Blue Daughter Tattoo
      Composer: Phelps, Kelly Joe
      Performer(s): Kelly Joe Phelps (Guitars)
      Performer(s): Kelly Joe Phelps (Guitars)
      Album: Western Bell - Kelly Joe Phelps, Black Hen Music, BHMCD-0053
      Duration: 4:47
    • 22:19
      Title: Jewelled Eyes
      Composer: Simonds, Clodagh
      Performer(s): Fovea Hex Clodagh Simonds (Harmonium And Vocals)
      Performer(s): Kate Ellis (Cello)
      Album: Fovea Hex: Here is Where We Used to Sing, Janet Records, JRDS004A
      Duration: 1:59
    • 22:29
      Title: For The Uncommon Man
      Composer: Langley, Noel
      Performer(s): Noel Langley (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Et Al)
      Performer(s): Ruth Hall (Harp), Keith Fairbairn (Vibraphone, Marimba), Alcyona Mick (Piano)
      Album: Edentide, Suntara Records, SUN7422002
      Duration: 8:45
    • 22:39
      Title: Death Letter
      Composer: House, Eddie James 'Son'
      Performer(s): Son House (Guitar, Vocals)
      Performer(s): Son House (Guitar, Vocals)
      Album: Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues - Son House, Columbia / Legacy, COL 512574 2
      Duration: 4:21
    • 22:43
      Title: Avenue
      Composer: Obel, Agnes
      Performer(s): Agnes Obel (Voice/Piano)
      Performer(s): Agnes Obel (Voice/Piano), Anne Muller (Cello)
      Album: Philharmonics (Recordno: PIASR 195CD), Play It Again Sam, PIASR 195CD
      Duration: 4:06
    • 22:48
      Title: Tre Canti - Ii: Quasi Grave E Commosso
      Composer: Pizzetti, Ildebrando
      Performer(s): Hagai Shaham (Violin)
      Performer(s): Arnon Erez (Piano)
      Album: Pizzetti & Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Violin Sonatas, Hyperion, CDA67869
      Duration: 3:49
    • 22:51
      Title: Lamentationes Hieremiae Prophetae - Lectio 1
      Composer: Ycart, Bernhard
      Performer(s): Ensemble Officium
      Performer(s): Ensemble Officium
      Album: Miserere mei Deus - Music For Passiontide around 1500, Christophorus Records, CHE 0194-2
      Duration: 6:57
    • 23:00
      Title: Beautiful Dreamer
      Composer: Foster, Stephen
      Performer(s): Jacqueline Schwab (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jacqueline Schwab (Piano)
      Album: Mark Twain's America: A Portrait in Music, Dorian, 90299
      Duration: 4:05
    • 23:04
      Title: Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair
      Composer: Foster, Stephen
      Performer(s): Leila Josefowicz (Violin)
      Performer(s): Leila Josefowicz (Violin), John Novacek (Piano)
      Album: Americana, Philips, 462948-2
      Duration: 3:09
    • 23:08
      Title: Come Rain Or Come Shine
      Composer: Arlen / Mercer
      Performer(s): Come Shine
      Performer(s): Live Maria Roggen (Vocals, Violin), Erlend Skomsvoll (Keyboards, Percussion), Sondre Meisfjord (Bass, Guitar), Hakon Mjaset Johansen (Drums)
      Album: Red And Gold, Jazzland, 377 425-8
      Duration: 4:55
    • 23:13
      Title: The Chase (Variations On Mussorgsky's Old Castle From Pictures At An Exhibition)
      Composer: Amos, Tori
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Piano/Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Piano/Vocal), Apollon Musagete Quartet, Laura Lucas (Flute), Nigel Shore (Oboe), Andreas Ortensamer (Clarinet)
      Album: Night of Hunters, Deutsche Grammophon, 477 9791
      Duration: 3:03
    • 23:16
      Title: The Very Thought Of You
      Composer: Noble, Ray
      Performer(s): Nancy Wilson (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Nancy Wilson (Vocals)
      Album: Yesterday's Love Songs, Today's Blues, Capitol Jazz, CDP 7 9365 2
      Duration: 2:53
    • 23:20
      Title: Variations On A Theme By Mozart
      Composer: Sor, Fernando
      Performer(s): Tilman Hoppstock (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tilman Hoppstock (Guitar)
      Album: Alhambra - Spanish Guitar Music, Christophorus Records, CHE 0194-2
      Duration: 7:37
    • 23:28
      Title: Pater Noster
      Composer: Di Lasso, Orlando
      Performer(s): Currende
      Performer(s): Concerto Palatino, Currende
      Album: Orlando di Lasso - Motets, Christophorus Records, CHE 0192-2
      Duration: 3:30
    • 23:33
      Title: One Dove
      Composer: Hegarty/Reynolds
      Performer(s): Antony And The Johnsons
      Performer(s): Antony And The Johnsons
      Album: The Crying Light, Rough Trade, RTRADCD443
      Duration: 5:34
    • 23:39
      Title: Pianos Of The 9th Ward
      Composer: Sickafoose, Todd
      Performer(s): Todd Sickafoose (Bass, Piano, Wurlitzer, Various Perc, Accordian Through A Leslie)
      Performer(s): Todd Sickafoose (Bass, Piano, Wurlitzer, Various Perc, Accordian Through A Leslie), Ani Difranco (Voice, Telephone Mic, Electric Ukele)
      Album: Todd Sickafoose: Tiny Resistors, Cryptogramophone, CG138
      Duration: 6:06
    • 23:45
      Title: Deep Space
      Composer: Jones, Rickie Lee
      Performer(s): Rickie Lee Jones (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Rickie Lee Jones (Vocal)
      Album: The Magazine, Warner, 7599-25117-2
      Duration: 3:13
    • 23:48
      Title: Turtle Soup
      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: 6:01
    • 23:55
      Title: Ben Somewhen
      Composer: Skempton, Howard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
      Album: Ben Somewhen - Howard Skempton: Choral & Chamber Music, NMC, NMC D135
      Duration: 12:16
    • 00:07
      Title: When The World Was Young
      Composer: Gerard/Mercer
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Saxophone), Gary Burton (Vibraphone)
      Album: Too Marvelous For Words, Verve, 5571402
      Duration: 5:54
    • 00:14
      Title: The Half-Finished Heaven
      Composer: Sandstrom, Sven-David
      Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble
      Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble
      Album: Forvarskvall - One Early Spring Evening, Convivium Records, CR017
      Duration: 5:19
    • 00:20
      Title: The Astounding Eyes Of Rita
      Composer: Brahem, Anouar
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud)
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet), Bjorn Meyer (Bass), Khaled Yassine (Darbouka, Bendir)
      Album: Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes of Rita, ECM, 1798628
      Duration: 8:41
    • 00:29
      Title: Suite No.2 In D Minor - Courante
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Hopkinson Smith (Theorbo)
      Performer(s): Hopkinson Smith (Theorbo)
      Album: Bach Suites Nos. 1,2,3 (Recordno: E 8937), Naive, E 8937
      Duration: 2:48
    • 00:32
      Title: Music For A While
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore)
      Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore), Agnes Vesterman (Cello)
      Album: Saltarello - Garth Knox, ECM, ECM New Series 2157 476 4501
      Duration: 3:29
    • 00:35
      Title: Nocturnal - Ix. Slow And Quiet
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Stefano Grondona (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Stefano Grondona (Guitar)
      Album: Nocturnal - Stefano Grondona (Recordno: STR33954), Stradivarius, STR33954
      Duration: 2:56
    • 00:39
      Title: Firefly
      Composer: Hiromi
      Performer(s): Hiromi (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anthony Jackson (Bass), Simon Phillips (Drums)
      Album: Alive, Telarc, TEL-35307-02
      Duration: 7:31
    • 00:46
      Title: Lorraine
      Composer: Strom/ Tweed
      Performer(s): Karen Tweed (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Karen Tweed (Accordion)
      Album: Essentially Invisible to the Eye, May Monday Adventures, MMA 6327002
      Duration: 5:29
    • 00:52
      Title: Still Learning
      Composer: Jansen, Arne
      Performer(s): Arne Jansen (Guitars), Andreas Edelmann (Bass), Eric Schaefer (Drums)
      Performer(s): Arne Jansen (Guitars), Andreas Edelmann (Bass), Eric Schaefer (Drums), Friedrich Paravicini (Keyboards, Vibes), Stephan Braun (Cello)
      Album: The Sleep Of Reason - Ode To Goya (Recordno: 9539-2), Act Music, 9539-2
      Duration: 6:07

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