The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    August 2. Tonight, Eamonn presents an ecstatic Art van Damme; 2 x Boccherini; The Cinematic Orchestra's "Arrival Of The Birds"; a sample from the new CD by Anoushka Shankar (pictured); nocturnes by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Scriabin, Olafur Arnalds and Pablo Held  (see BLUE TUNES, below); late career Billie Holiday; a bluesy "Please Don't Go"; the melodic ambience of UK electronica duo Digitonal; a Mendelssohn octet; new Eileen Tackney; Chet Baker with Paul Desmond; part of a Shostakovich chamber symphony; as well as Dick Gaughan and Leo Kottke. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 18 July 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Julian Bream fell in love with the guitar aged nine on hearing Django Reinhardt; he's 81 this week - we honour him on Blue with selections from his varied catalogue.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    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.

    August 4th - 10th: Louis Armstrong

    Jazz music and Louis Armstrong grew up together. Both were from turn-of–the-20th-century New Orleans. An astounding an innovative soloist, “Satchmo” (short for "Satchelmouth") came to be known as a popular entertainer and an “ambassador” for jazz. Hear him nightly, in the week of the anniversary of his birth, interpreting everyone from Cole Porter to Fats Waller.

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:16
      Title: Piece From The Year 1981
      Composer: Sumera, Lepo
      Performer(s): Lauri Vainmaa (Piano)
      Performer(s): Lauri Vainmaa (Piano)
      Album: Northern Lights - Music Of Contemplation For A New Age, Finlandia Records, 11421-2
      Duration: 7:05
    • 22:24
      Title: Just The Motion
      Composer: Thompson, R & L
      Performer(s): Linda Thompson (Vocals), Ruchard Thompson (Vocal, Guitars)
      Performer(s): Simon Nicol (Guitar), David Mattacks (Drums), Et Al
      Album: Shoot Out the Lights, Hannibal, 1779769
      Duration: 6:19
    • 22:31
      Title: Where To Go From Here
      Composer: Thompson, Teddy
      Performer(s): Teddy Thompson (Vocals, Mandolin, Ukelele)
      Performer(s): Marius De Vries (Keyboards, Percussion)
      Album: A Piece of What You Need, Verve, 1779769
      Duration: 3:12
    • 22:34
      Title: Bigger Than Home
      Composer: Delago, Manu
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Album: Bigger Than Home, www.sessionworkrec.com, SWR 52/13
      Duration: 4:46
    • 22:39
      Title: The Beauty Of It All
      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: 6:17
    • 22:47
      Title: Serenade In C Major For String Trio (2nd Movement) Romanza: Adagio Non Troppo
      Composer: Dohnányi, Ernst
      Performer(s): Jacques Thibaud String Trio
      Performer(s): Jacques Thibaud String Trio
      Album: Cras, Reger, Dohnányi, Kodály, Audite, 97.534
      Duration: 3:49
    • 22:50
      Title: Impromptu In G Flat Major
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Myung Whun Chung (Piano)
      Performer(s): Myung Whun Chung (Piano)
      Album: Piano, ECM Records, ECM New Series 2342 481 0765
      Duration: 7:38
    • 22:59
      Title: Bamba
      Composer: Vieux Farka Toure/ Idan Raichel
      Performer(s): Vieux Farka Toure (Guitar), Idan Raichel (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vieux Farka Toure (Guitar), Idan Raichel (Piano), Yossi Fine (Bass), Souleymane Kane (Calabash)
      Album: The Toure-Raichel Collective, Cumbancha, CMB-CD-22
      Duration: 5:59
    • 23:05
      Title: Toccata
      Composer: Kapsberger, Giovanni Girolamo
      Performer(s): Rolf Lislevand (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Rolf Lislevand (Guitar), Arianna Savall (Triple Harp) Pedro Estevan (Percussion), Rolf Lislevand Ensemble
      Album: Nuove Musiche, ECM, 476 3049
      Duration: 5:31
    • 23:12
      Title: Minuet In A, With Variations
      Composer: Mcgibbon, William
      Performer(s): Shona Mooney (Fiddle), Andy Watt (Guitar, Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Shona Mooney (Fiddle), Andy Watt (Guitar, Mandolin)
      Album: Northumbrian Exchanges, sfz Music, SFZM0114
      Duration: 3:25
    • 23:16
      Title: My Love Came To Dublin
      Composer: Galvin, Patrick
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals)
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals), Andy Cutting, Mark Emerson, Tim Harries
      Album: Apples, Topic, TSCD0568
      Duration: 4:36
    • 23:21
      Title: River Man
      Composer: Drake
      Performer(s): Nick Drake
      Performer(s): Nick Drake
      Album: Five Leaves Left (Remastered), Island, IMCD8
      Duration: 4:31
    • 23:26
      Title: Un Grand Sommeil Noir
      Composer: Varese, Edgarde
      Performer(s): Mirelle Delunsch (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Mirelle Delunsch (Soprano), Francois Kerdoncuff (Piano), Asko Ensemble
      Album: Varese - The Complete Works (2-CD), Decca, 460 208-2
      Duration: 2:50
    • 23:29
      Title: Nos Qui Sumus In Hoc Mundo
      Composer: Di Lasso, Orlando
      Performer(s): Currende
      Performer(s): Concerto Palatino, Currende
      Album: Orlando di Lasso - Motets, Christophorus Records, CHE 0192-2
      Duration: 2:04
    • 23:33
      Title: The Sun Went Down
      Composer: Lewis, Boyd
      Performer(s): T-Bone Walker (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): T-Bone Walker (Vocals, Guitar), Eddie Davis (Tenor Saxophone), Eddie Hutcherson (Trumpet), Et Al
      Album: T-Bone Walker - The Complete Imperial Recordings 1950-1954, EMI Blues Series, EMI CDP-7-96737-2
      Duration: 2:20
    • 23:35
      Title: The Morning After
      Composer: Jones, Sean
      Performer(s): Sean Jones (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Orrin Evans (Piano), Luques Curtis (Bass), Obed Calvaire (Drums)
      Album: Improvise - Never Before Seen, Mac Avenue, MAC 1080
      Duration: 7:14
    • 23:44
      Title: Courante -- Suite, S.996 In E Minor
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Album: Baroque Guitar Julian Bream, RCA VIctor Red Seal, 60494-2-RV
      Duration: 3:46
    • 23:49
      Title: The Moon Song
      Composer: Mandel, Johnny
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Double Bass)
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Pat Metheny (Guitar)
      Album: Beyond the Missouri Sky ~~ E248409, Verve, 537130-2
      Duration: 6:58
    • 23:56
      Title: Untold Stories
      Composer: Darling, David
      Performer(s): David Darling (Cello And Ambient Sounds)
      Performer(s): David Darling (Cello And Ambient Sounds)
      Album: Prayer for Compassion, Wind Over The Earth, WE2340
      Duration: 4:49
    • 00:01
      Title: Forvarskvall
      Composer: Wikander, David
      Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble
      Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble
      Album: Forvarskvall - One Early Spring Evening, Convivium Records, CR017
      Duration: 4:22
    • 00:05
      Title: Die Zelle In Nonnewerth
      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: 5:54
    • 00:11
      Title: Li'l Darlin'
      Composer: Hefti / Salvador
      Performer(s): Caterina Zapponi (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Monty Alexander (Piano), Bucky Pizzarelli (Guitar), Martin Pizzarelli (Acoustic Bass)
      Album: Romantica, Motema, 233851
      Duration: 4:39
    • 00:18
      Title: Where Can I Go
      Composer: Marling, Laura
      Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Once I Was An Eagle, Virgin Records Ltd
      Duration: 3:40
    • 00:21
      Title: The Fair Haired Child
      Composer: Taylor, Martin
      Performer(s): Tommy Emmanuel (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Martin Taylor (Guitar)
      Album: The Colonel & the Governor, Mesa / Blue Moon, 2307
      Duration: 4:44
    • 00:26
      Title: Irish Boy
      Composer: Griffin, Patty
      Performer(s): Patty Griffin (Vocals, Piano)
      Performer(s): Patty Griffin (Vocals, Piano)
      Album: American Kid, New West Records
      Duration: 2:41
    • 00:29
      Title: Irish Coffee
      Composer: Alakotila, Timo
      Performer(s): Jpp
      Performer(s): Jpp, Timo Alakotila (Harmonium); Arto Jarvela (Fiddle) Et Al
      Album: History, Northside Records, NSD 6026
      Duration: 5:43
    • 00:35
      Title: Boots Of Spanish Leather
      Composer: Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: The Witmark Demos: 1962 - 1964 (2-CD), Columbia / Legacy, 88897 76179 2
      Duration: 5:49
    • 00:41
      Title: I Hear A Rhapsody
      Composer: Fargos / Baker / Gasparre
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Tenor Sax)
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Tenor Sax), Bob Brookmeyer (Valve Trombone), Hank Jones (Piano) Et Al
      Album: Tonite's Music Today, Poll Winners Records, PWR 27233
      Duration: 2:32
    • 00:44
      Title: Tango Espanol
      Composer: Pujol, Emilio
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Album: Spanish Guitar Recital ~~ D361713, BMG, 74321680162
      Duration: 3:48
    • 00:48
      Title: Salve Regina
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Ensemble Organum
      Performer(s): Ensemble Organum
      Album: Corsican Chant, Harmonia Mundi, HMA1951495
      Duration: 4:51
    • 00:53
      Title: If Ever I Would Leave You
      Composer: Lerner / Loewe
      Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano)
      Performer(s): John Hébert (Bass), Eric Mcpherson (Drums)
      Album: Floating - Fred Hersch Trio, Palmetto Records, PM2171
      Duration: 6:11

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