The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme...

    Sept 21. Tonight, Eamonn links 2 x Mendelssohn; 3 x Brad Mehldau; birthday boy Leonard Cohen (pictured); one of five melodies by Sergei Prokofiev; Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle-player with The Gloaming) and Dan Trueman (Professor of Music at Princeton University), from the forthcoming "Laghdú"; Chet Baker, bemoaning the disappearance of "The Thrill"; Catriona McKay, Chris Stout and Séamus Begley (the trio are currently on an Irish tour); part of Schumann's cello concerto; the late Kenny Wheeler, a jazz trumpeter from Canada who spent most of his career in the UK;  multi-instrumentalist Jacquelyn Hynes; classical guitarist Stefano Grondona; and the last of the week's recordings by the Dankworths (see BLUE TUNES, below), including one by Jacqui Dankworth. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 9 August 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    The award-winning Sofia Vokalensemble recorded an album of Nordic a capella choral music earlier this year. Hear selections from "Forvarskvall" each night this week on Blue.

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    The Dankworths: Sept  15th - 21st

    This week, our common thread is an English jazz dynasty: the Dankworth family. Reed-player-cum-bandleader John Dankworth worked in film and TV (he wrote “The Avengers” and the “Tomorrow’s World” themes). Wife, Cleo Laine, often recorded with him. All this week, we’ll also hear from their children, Alec and Jacqui Dankworth.

    Anja Lechner/Francois Couturier - "Moderato cantabile": Sept  22nd - 28th

    For many years, classically-trained cellist Anja Lechner and jazz pianist Francois Couturier collaborated in the Tarkovsky Quartet. This month, the pair released new arrangements of works by Federico Mompou, G.I. Gurdjieff and Komitas. Hear selections from “Moderato cantabile” each night this week.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Flying (In Crimson Skies)
      Composer: Marconi Union
      Performer(s): Marconi Union (All Instruments)
      Performer(s): Marconi Union (All Instruments)
      Album: Different Colours, Just Music, TAO048
      Duration: 7:32
    • 22:09
      Title: Deep Within The Corners Of My Mind
      Composer: Gardot
      Performer(s): Melody Gardot
      Performer(s): Melody Gardot
      Album: My One and Only Thrill (Bonus Track Version), Verve, 1790851
      Duration: 3:17
    • 22:11
      Title: Rollin' Stone
      Composer: Waters, Muddy
      Performer(s): Muddy Waters (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Muddy Waters (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Simply Blues (4-CD) (Recordno: SIMPLYCD018-1), Union Square, SIMPLYCD018-1
      Duration: 3:08
    • 22:15
      Title: Cries And Whispers
      Composer: Sylvian / Jansen / Karn / Barbieri
      Performer(s): David Sylvian
      Performer(s): David Sylvian (Vocals), Steve Jansen, Mick Karn, Richard Barbieri
      Album: Everything And Nothing, Virgin Records, CDVD2897 7243 8 50017 2 7
      Duration: 2:33
    • 22:18
      Title: Symphony No.2 In D (2nd Movement) Larghetto
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
      Album: Beethoven : Symphonies 1, 2, 3, & 8, EMI, 5099921763526
      Duration: 11:31
    • 22:31
      Title: A Cock-Eyed Optimist
      Composer: Rodgers/Hammerstein
      Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano)
      Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano)
      Album: Fred Hersch Plays Rodgers & Hammerstein, Nonesuch, 4559794142
      Duration: 5:22
    • 22:37
      Title: It Might As Well Be Spring
      Composer: Rodgers / Hammerstein
      Performer(s): Park Stickney (Harp)
      Performer(s): Park Stickney (Harp)
      Album: Action Harp Play Set ~~ PDCC, Overdressed Late Guy Productions, OLGP -04
      Duration: 5:08
    • 22:42
      Title: La Valse Des Jonglemonts (The Pensive Waltz)
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Michael Doucet (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Michael Doucet (Fiddle), Beau Soleil
      Album: The Best Of Beau Soleil, Arhoolie, CD 458
      Duration: 2:35
    • 22:45
      Title: Partita No. 3 In E Major For Solo Violin (Prelude)
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Dana Lyn (Fiddle); Rob Moose (Tenor Gtr/Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Dana Lyn (Fiddle); Rob Moose (Tenor Gtr/Mandolin)
      Album: In Double, Rob Moose Records, PROMO CD
      Duration: 3:22
    • 22:48
      Title: Criss Cross
      Composer: Haas, Brittany/Trueman, Dan
      Performer(s): Brittany Haas (5 Str Fiddle) And Dan Trueman (Hardanger Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Brittany Haas (5 Str Fiddle) And Dan Trueman (Hardanger Fiddle), Natalie Haas (Cell); Jordan Tice (Guitar); Corey Dimario (Bass)
      Album: Criss Cross, brittanddanband, 84501 64722
      Duration: 4:02
    • 22:53
      Title: Quintet For Horn, Violin, 2 Violas And Cello In E Flat K407 (2nd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): David Pyatt (Horn)
      Performer(s): David Pyatt (Horn), Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Robert Smissen (Viola), Stephen Tees (Viola), Stephen Orton (Cello)
      Album: Mozart Horn Concertos - David Pyatt / Neville Marriner, Warner Music, 0630-17074-2
      Duration: 6:09
    • 23:00
      Title: The Ghosts Of A Saturday Night
      Composer: Waits, Tom
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Album: Tom Waits - Asylum Years, Asylum Records, 7559-60494-2
      Duration: 3:14
    • 23:04
      Title: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
      Composer: Thompson, Richard
      Performer(s): Richard Thompson (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Richard Thompson (Guitar/Vocals)
      Album: Acoustic Classics, Beeswing Records, Beeswing Records
      Duration: 5:14
    • 23:09
      Title: Light Echoes I
      Composer: Moore, Steve
      Performer(s): Steve Moore (All Instruments)
      Performer(s): Steve Moore (All Instruments)
      Album: Light Echoes (Recordno: Rune 343), Cuneiform, Rune 343
      Duration: 6:38
    • 23:15
      Title: Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Sharp Minor Op. 24/1 (3rd Movement) Andante Molto Espressivo
      Complete Work Name: Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Sharp Minor Op. 24/1
      Composer: Enescu, George
      Performer(s): Luiza Borac (Piano)
      Performer(s): Luiza Borac (Piano)
      Album: Enescu: Piano Music Volume 2 - Luiza Borac - Disk 2, Avie, AV25081
      Duration: 9:11
    • 23:25
      Title: Black Coffee
      Composer: Burke / Webster
      Performer(s): Peggy Lee (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Peggy Lee (Vocal), Pete Candoli (Trumpet)
      Album: Humph's Choice, Universal Jazz, 2CD 560 389-2
      Duration: 3:08
    • 23:30
      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
    • 23:33
      Title: String Quartet No. 15 In E Flat Minor Op. 144 - Movement I - Elegy: Adagio
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): St. Petersburg String Quartet
      Performer(s): Alla Aranovskaya (Vl), Ilya Teplyakov (Vl), Jonstantin Kats (Vla), Leond Shukaev (Vlc)
      Album: Shostakovich: String Quartets, Hyperion, CDA67157
      Duration: 10:54
    • 23:45
      Title: Once I Loved (O Amor N Paz)
      Composer: Jobim, Antonio Carlos
      Performer(s): Antonio Carlos Jobim (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Antonio Carlos Jobim (Guitar), Claus Ogerman And His Orch
      Album: Quiet Now, Verve, 559733-2
      Duration: 3:35
    • 23:49
      Title: Everybody Cryin' Mercy
      Composer: Allison, Mose
      Performer(s): Mose Allison (Vocals, Piano)
      Performer(s): Mose Allison (Vocals, Piano), Red Mitchell (Bass), Bill Goodwin (Drums)
      Album: Allison Wonderland - The Mose Allison Anthology (2-CD), Rhino / Atlantic Jazz, R2 71689
      Duration: 2:43
    • 23:51
      Title: Autumn Lullaby
      Composer: Merchant, Natalie
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant (Vocals), Ina Zdorovetchi (Harp), Bruce Creditor(Clarinet), Jessica Lizak (Flute)
      Album: Leave Your Sleep, Nonesuch, 522304-2
      Duration: 3:22
    • 23:56
      Title: The House Of Memories
      Composer: Dupont, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Marie-Catherine Girod (Piano)
      Performer(s): Marie-Catherine Girod (Piano)
      Album: Gabriel Dupont - Poeme, Les Heures Dolentes, Journée De Printemps, Mirare, MIR 238
      Duration: 2:48
    • 00:00
      Title: Parasite
      Composer: Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Robyn Hitchcock (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Robyn Hitchcock (Vocals)
      Album: Way To Blue - The Songs Of Nick Drake, Navigator Records, NAVIGATOR080P
      Duration: 5:44
    • 00:06
      Title: Sur Le Fleuve
      Composer: Brahem, Anour
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud)
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud), Francois Couturier (Piano); Jean-Louis Matinier (Accordian)
      Album: Le Voyage de Sahar, ECM, 987 4651
      Duration: 6:33
    • 00:13
      Title: Oremus
      Composer: Sisask, Urmas
      Performer(s): The Chamber Choir Eesti Projekt
      Performer(s): The Chamber Choir Eesti Projekt
      Album: Northern Lights, Finlandia Records, 11421-2
      Duration: 8:10
    • 00:21
      Title: Nel Mezzo
      Composer: Turrisi, Francesco
      Performer(s): Francesco Turrisi (Piano)
      Performer(s): Francesco Turrisi (Piano), Fulvio Sigurta (Trumpet/Flugelhorn); Joao Lobo (Drums)
      Album: Songs of Experience, Taquin Records, TAQCD003
      Duration: 6:17
    • 00:29
      Title: The Beauty Of Decay
      Composer: Aarset / Bang / Honoré
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitars, Loops)
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitars, Loops), Jan Bang (Samples, Programming)
      Album: Dream Logic, ECM Records, ECM 2301 371 3657
      Duration: 7:06
    • 00:36
      Title: Little Black Spider
      Performer(s): James Tormé (Vocals)
      Performer(s): James Tormé (Vocals)
      Album: Love For Sale, Independent, Advance Copy
      Duration: 3:27
    • 00:41
      Title: Die Stimme Des Kindes
      Composer: Mantyjarvi, Jaakko
      Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble
      Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble
      Album: Forvarskvall - One Early Spring Evening, Convivium Records, CR017
      Duration: 4:27
    • 00:45
      Title: Five Melodies - V. Andante Non Troppo
      Composer: Prokofiev, Serge
      Performer(s): Alina Ibragimova (Violin)
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Album: Prokofiev - Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies, Hyperion, CDA67514
      Duration: 3:16
    • 00:49
      Title: St Louis Gal
      Composer: Robinson, J.R.
      Performer(s): Cécile Mclorin Salvant (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Aaron Diehl (Piano), James Chirillo (Guitar, Banjo), Rodney Whitaker (Dbl Bass), Herlin Riley (Drums)
      Album: Woman Child, Mack Avenue, MAC 1072
      Duration: 2:58
    • 00:51
      Title: When I Look In Your Eyes
      Composer: L Bricusse
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal), Gordon Beck (Keyboards)
      Album: No Tears, No Goodbyes, Owl, OWL038CD
      Duration: 6:48

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