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    Aug 31. This Sunday night happens to be the birth-date of  Israeli-American violinist-cum-conductor Itzak Perlman and Belfast-born Van Morrison. Eamonn links recordings by both artists (from "Schindler's List" and "Astral Weeks" respectively), as well a duet release by Franco-Italian duo Jean-Louis Matinier and Marco Ambrosini; as an ensemble led by Peter Wraight and Charles Webster; Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou (pictured); and the last of the week's compositions by Leonard Bernstein (see BLUE TUNES, below), including a reading of "Some Other Time" by Bill Evans and Tony Bennett. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 12 July 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Blue Bossa. In the week leading up to Sunday's World Cup Final in Brazil, we feature vocal and instrumental "bossa nova" recordings by Getz, Gilberto, Jobim et al.

     

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Leonard Bernstein: Aug 25th - 31st

    When Leonard Bernstein passed away in 1990 at the age of 72, he left a legacy that is unparalleled in American music. As a composer, conductor, pianist and educator, one critic called him “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history”.  With such a variety of material to choose from, he’s our Blue Tunes recommended artist all this week on the programme.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:29
      Title: Cristo Redentor
      Composer: Pearson, Duke
      Performer(s): Donald Byrd
      Performer(s): Donald Byrd
      Album: A Bronx Tale (Music from the Motion Picture), Blue Note, 50999-215999-2-7
      Duration: 5:42
    • 22:35
      Title: Summer Painter
      Performer(s): Bill Callahan
      Performer(s): Bill Callahan
      Album: Dream River, Drag City
      Duration: 6:45
    • 22:41
      Title: Ride Along
      Composer: Knapp, Lisa
      Performer(s): Lisa Knapp (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Lisa Knapp (Vocal)
      Album: Made in England: Tradition with a twist, Songlines/Arts Council England, Promo CD
      Duration: 4:48
    • 22:47
      Title: Muqqam
      Composer: Youssef Dhafer
      Performer(s): Nguyen Le (Guitars, Programming)
      Performer(s): Nguyen Le (Guitars, Programming), Paolo Fresu (Trumpet, Flugel, Electronics), Dhafer Youssef (Oud, Vocals, Electronics)
      Album: Homescape, ACT, 9444-2 ACT
      Duration: 2:43
    • 22:49
      Title: F.E.W. Blues
      Composer: Weston, Randy
      Performer(s): Randy Weston (Piano)
      Performer(s): Billy Harper (Tenor Sax), Benny Powell (Trombone), Alex Blake (Bass), Billy Higgins (Drums), Neil Clarke (Percussion)
      Album: Saga - Randy Weston African Rhythms, Verve, 529 237-2
      Duration: 6:45
    • 23:02
      Title: Intermezzo For String Trio
      Composer: Kodály, Zoltán
      Performer(s): Jacques Thibaud String Trio
      Performer(s): Jacques Thibaud String Trio
      Album: Cras, Reger, Dohnányi, Kodály, Audite, 97.534
      Duration: 5:11
    • 23:08
      Title: Quintet In E Flat Major (2nd Movement) Andante Cantabile
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Radu Lupu (Piano)
      Performer(s): Radu Lupu (Piano), Hans De Vries (Oboe), George Pieterson (Clarinet), Vicente Zarzo (French Horn), Brian Pollard (Bassoon)
      Album: Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 Beethoven Quintet, Decca, 4782925
      Duration: 7:32
    • 23:15
      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
    • 23:20
      Title: Corcovado
      Composer: Lees / Jobim
      Performer(s): Grant Green (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Grant Green (Guitar)
      Album: Blue Note Plays Bossa Nova, Blue Note, 50999-215999-2-7
      Duration: 5:56
    • 23:27
      Title: Love Comes To Me
      Composer: Bonnie Prince Billy
      Performer(s): Bonnie Prince Billy (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Bonnie Prince Billy (Vocals), Emmett Kelly (Guitar), Daim Mccarthy (Vocals), Paul Oldham (Bass), Valgeir Sigurdsson (Mixing), Jim White (Drums
      Album: The Letting Go - Bonnie Prince Billy, Domino Records, WIGCD182
      Duration: 4:31
    • 23:33
      Title: Symphony No.1 In B Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Sostenuto
      Composer: Lyapunov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano)
      Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano), Bbc Philharmonic
      Album: Lyapunov - Symphony No.1 / Piano Concerto No.2, Chandos, CHAN 9808
      Duration: 10:28
    • 23:44
      Title: Crosslands
      Composer: Gunnar Hoff, Jan
      Performer(s): Jan Gunnar Hoff (Piano , Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Borge Petersen Ovelier (Guitar)
      Album: Crosslands, Curling Legs, CLPCD44
      Duration: 7:20
    • 23:51
      Title: Prince Henri
      Composer: Brinkmann, Jorg
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Tuur Florizoone (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Tuur Florizoone (Accordion), Jorg Brinkmann (Cello)
      Album: Eric Vloeiman's Oliver's Cinema, Buzz / Challenge Records, ZZ 76111
      Duration: 4:44
    • 23:57
      Title: No Provenance
      Composer: Joanna Newsom
      Performer(s): Joanna Newsom (Vocals/Harp)
      Performer(s): Joanna Newsom (Vocals/Harp)
      Album: Have One On Me ~~ Not Available, Drag City, DC390CD
      Duration: 6:25
    • 00:05
      Title: The Second Law
      Composer: Hedges, Michael
      Performer(s): Michael Hedges (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Michael Hedges (Guitar)
      Album: Beyond Boundaries Guitar Solos - Michael Hedges, Windham Hill, 01934 11612 2
      Duration: 3:09
    • 00:06
      Title: Empty Spaces
      Composer: Gauthier / Keys
      Performer(s): Mary Gauthier (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Mary Gauthier (Vocal), Gurf Morlix (Bass), Rick Richards (Drums), Rich Brotherton (Acoustic Guitar), Brian Standefer (Cello)
      Album: Mercy Now, Lost Highway, B0003570-02
      Duration: 3:44
    • 00:11
      Title: La Lugubre Gondola (Third Elegy)
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello)
      Performer(s): Pascal Amoyel (Piano)
      Album: Alkan Sonata for cello and piano; Liszt Works for cello and piano, Harmonia Mundi, HMA 1951758
      Duration: 9:40
    • 00:21
      Title: San Jacinto
      Composer: Gabriel, Peter
      Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocals), New Blood Orchestra
      Album: New Blood - Peter Gabriel (Recordno: 099967 915620), Real World, 099967 915620
      Duration: 6:58
    • 00:28
      Title: Floating
      Composer: Hersch, Fred
      Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano)
      Performer(s): John Hébert (Bass), Eric Mcpherson (Drums)
      Album: Floating - Fred Hersch Trio, Palmetto Records, PM2171
      Duration: 5:48
    • 00:34
      Title: String Quartet No.1 - Largo Funebre
      Composer: Egge, Klaus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Oslo String Quartet
      Album: Norwegian 20th Century String Quartets, Naxos, 8.554384
      Duration: 5:40
    • 00:40
      Title: Miserere Mei Deus - Prima Pars
      Composer: Desprez, Josquin
      Performer(s): Ensemble Officium
      Performer(s): Ensemble Officium
      Album: Miserere mei Deus - Music For Passiontide around 1500, Christophorus Records, CHE 0194-2
      Duration: 5:51
    • 00:55
      Title: Insensatez (How Insensitive)
      Composer: Jobim / De Moraes
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Saxophone), Maria Toledo (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Saxophone), Maria Toledo (Vocal)
      Album: Stan Getz Bossa Nova (Recordno: 529904-2), Verve, 529904-2
      Duration: 3:23

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