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    Nov 29. On Sunday's BLUE, we'll hear from part of a Mendelssohn string trio; Charlie Haden with Geri Allen and Paul Motian; Bessie Smith and her "Kitchen Man"; Dvorak's "Silent Woods"; a youthful Paul Brady, inclined to ramble; "Oriental" music by Granados; more from Felip Carbonell's new double CD (see BLUE TUNES, below); a solo piano work by Harald Saeverud, one of Norway's most admired composers of the 20th century; 2 songs by Paul Buchanan (of The Blue Nile); re-issued Joachim Kuhn; Irish cellist-cum-singer Naomi Berrill (pictured); Patricia Barber, crooning about a "Silent Partner"; and Max Richter, on the nature of daylight. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 15 August 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Bill Evans, an influential pianist influenced by both Debussy and Bud Powell, was born 85 years ago. This week, Eamonn presents some of Evans' finest solo, duo and trio recordings.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Nov 23rd - 29th: Felip Carbonell

    Guitarist Felip Carbonell has worked as an arts officer, production company head and band manager. After organising Mallorcan dates for Dervish in the 1990s, he moved to Sligo. He contributes greatly to the vibrant music scene in Sligo and is an integral part of the band No Crows. Recently, Felip released his first solo project, "The Colours Of Time" - a collection of recordings that represent Felip's musical experiences in Ireland and in his native Mallorca - recorded in both locations. We air selections from the double CD all this week.

    Nov 30th - Dec 6th: Radu Lupu

    Romanian Pianist Radu Lupu is widely acknowledged as a leading interpreter of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert. Since winning the Van Cliburn Competition in 1966 he has played with all the major orchestras in the world and has appeared at all major venues and festivals up to the present day – and plans for 2016 show no letting up. This week we mark his 70th birthday by featuring recordings from his extensive catalogue. Join us nightly at 10.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Trio For Piano, Cello And Violin
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin)
      Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin), Akira Eguchi (Piano), Brinton Smith ('Cello)
      Album: The Fauré Album, Canary Classics/ Artemis Classics LLC, ATM-CD-1239
      Duration: 6:05
    • 22:07
      Title: Three Tango Movements For Orchestra (2nd Movement) Moderato
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Pablo Mainetti (Bandoneon)
      Performer(s): Orquestra De Cambra Teatre Lliure
      Album: Astor Piazzolla - Concerto For Bandoneon, Harmonia Mundi, HMG 501595
      Duration: 8:30
    • 22:16
      Title: Spike Driver Blues
      Composer: Hurt, John 'Mississipi'
      Performer(s): Mississippi John Hurt (Vocal/ Guitar)
      Performer(s): Mississippi John Hurt (Vocal/ Guitar)
      Album: Mississippi John Hurt: The Complete Studio Recordings, Vanguard Masters, 3VCD181
      Duration: 3:28
    • 22:19
      Title: Olga Und Ich
      Composer: Dopp, Andreas
      Performer(s): Andreas Dopp (Electric Guitar, Zither, Glockenspiel)
      Performer(s): Andreas Dopp (Electric Guitar, Zither, Glockenspiel)
      Album: Taiga Taxi, Blacklisted Records, BCD 080801-16
      Duration: 3:42
    • 22:23
      Title: For The Sake Of The Song
      Composer: Van Zandt, Townes
      Performer(s): Townes Van Zandt (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Townes Van Zandt (Guitar)
      Album: Legend: The Very Best of Townes van Zandt (Recordno: SNAP 294 CD), Licensemusic, SNAP 294 CD
      Duration: 5:14
    • 22:30
      Title: Armellodie
      Composer: Gonzales
      Performer(s): Gonzales (Piano)
      Performer(s): Gonzales (Piano)
      Album: Gonzales: Solo Piano, No Format, 9820795
      Duration: 3:13
    • 22:34
      Title: Sehnsucht (Longing)
      Composer: Beckmann, Richard
      Performer(s): Johannes Ernst (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Johannes Ernst (Saxophone), Christoph Israel (Piano)
      Album: Fundstucke, ES-DUR, ES 2047
      Duration: 3:53
    • 22:37
      Title: Gabriel's Oboe
      Composer: Morricone, Ennio
      Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar), The Tippett Quartet
      Album: Craig Ogden Summertime, Universal, CFMD20
      Duration: 3:19
    • 22:42
      Title: The Forest
      Composer: Jukka Linkola
      Performer(s): Studio Orchestra
      Performer(s): Studio Orchestra
      Album: Northern Lights, Finlandia Records, 11421-2
      Duration: 2:12
    • 22:44
      Title: Partita For Double String Orchestra - I. Prelude
      Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Vaughan Williams, EMI Records, 724357478229
      Duration: 3:54
    • 22:48
      Title: String Qrt No 2 (Intimate Letters) (Ii) Adagio
      Composer: Janacek, Leos
      Performer(s): Attacca Quartet
      Performer(s): Attacca Quartet
      Album: The Attacca Quartet; Janacek-Mendelssohn, Attacca Qrt
      Duration: 6:35
    • 22:55
      Title: Les Trois Cloches
      Composer: Villard
      Performer(s): Edith Piaf (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Edith Piaf (Soprano), Studio Orchestra
      Album: Eternelle, EMI, 07243592370-2
      Duration: 4:10
    • 23:00
      Title: Drunk On The Moon
      Composer: Waits
      Performer(s): Tom Waits
      Performer(s): Tom Waits
      Album: The Heart of Saturday Night, Elektra/asylum, 960 597-2
      Duration: 5:01
    • 23:05
      Title: Song To A Seagull
      Composer: Mitchell
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocals), Stephen Stills,Bass;Lee Keefer,Banshee
      Album: Joni Mitchell, Reprise, Not Available
      Duration: 3:51
    • 23:10
      Title: Time Remembered
      Composer: Evans, Bill
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano)
      Performer(s): Chuck Israels (Bass), Larry Bunker Or Grady Tate (Drums), Studio Orchestra
      Album: Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra, Verve, 821 983-2
      Duration: 4:10
    • 23:14
      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
    • 23:21
      Title: Petite Suite - Menuet
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Claire Désert, Emmanuel Strosser (Piano)
      Performer(s): Claire Désert, Emmanuel Strosser (Piano)
      Album: L'enfance - Fauré, Bizet, Debussy, Ravel, Mirare, MIR 190
      Duration: 2:59
    • 23:24
      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
    • 23:33
      Title: Maré (Tide)
      Composer: Maranhao, Rodrigo
      Performer(s): Antonio Zambujo (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Antonio Zambujo (Vocals), José Miguel Conde (Clarinet), Carlos Manuel Proenca (Acoustic Guitar), André Conde (Trombone)
      Album: Quinto - Antonio Zambujo, World Village, WVF 479069
      Duration: 2:40
    • 23:35
      Title: Float Your Blues Away
      Composer: Portman, Tom
      Performer(s): Tom Portman (Guitar/Dobro/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tom Portman (Guitar/Dobro/Vocals)
      Album: Float Your Blues Away, Tom Portman, Tom Portman 2013
      Duration: 3:18
    • 23:38
      Title: John O Dreams
      Composer: Caddick, Bill
      Performer(s): Christy Moore (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Christy Moore (Vocals)
      Album: Listen, Columbia, 88697480002
      Duration: 2:58
    • 23:43
      Title: Charlie's Lullaby
      Composer: Blunnie, Ailie
      Performer(s): Ailie Blunnie (Vocals/Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Ailie Blunnie (Vocals/Keyboards), Dan Bodwell (Bass); Dave Mccune (Drums); Roisin Blunnie/Cliodhna Ni Fhatharta (B'Vocals)
      Album: On Love..and other murder mysteries, Happy Out Records, HOR001
      Duration: 3:16
    • 23:46
      Title: Duende
      Composer: Towner, Ralph
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Classical & 12-String Guitars)
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Classical & 12-String Guitars), Wolfgang Muthspiel (Electric Guitar), Slava Grigoryan (Classical & Baritone Guitars)
      Album: Travel Guide, ECM Records, ECM 2310 372 9508
      Duration: 4:28
    • 23:52
      Title: Sonata For Cello And Piano No.3 (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Onslow, George
      Performer(s): Emmanuel Jacques (Cello)
      Performer(s): Maude Gratton (Piano)
      Album: George Onslow - Sonatas For Cello And Piano, Mirare, MIR 192
      Duration: 2:58
    • 23:54
      Title: Sonata No.31 In A Flat Major - Iii. Adagio Ma No Troppo
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano)
      Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven - The Piano Sonatas Volume VIII, ECM New Series, 1949 476 6192
      Duration: 9:39
    • 00:05
      Title: Jano Mori
      Composer: Traditional Macedonian
      Performer(s): Amira (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Amira (Vocals), Bojan Z (Piano), Nend Vasilic (Bass), Bachar Khalife (Percussion)
      Album: Amulette - Amira, World Village, 450018
      Duration: 7:40
    • 00:15
      Title: Marietta
      Composer: Detor, Krista
      Performer(s): Krista Detor (Vocals And Piano)
      Performer(s): Krista Detor (Vocals And Piano)
      Album: Flat Earth Diary
      Duration: 5:21
    • 00:20
      Title: The Jenny Spin
      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
    • 00:25
      Title: Poetic Tone-Pictures (4th Movement) Andante Con Sentimento
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
      Performer(s): Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
      Album: Grieg: Piano Sonata / Lyric Pieces, Virgin Classics, 0777 7 59300 2 3
      Duration: 3:39
    • 00:30
      Title: Sonata For Arpeggione & Piano In A Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello), Claire Désert (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello), Claire Désert (Piano)
      Album: Schubert - Sonate Arpeggione, Naive, NC 40021
      Duration: 4:29
    • 00:37
      Title: Cinema Paradiso: Love Theme
      Composer: Andrea Morricone
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Double Bass)
      Performer(s): Pat Metheny (Guitar)
      Album: Beyond the Missouri Sky, Verve, 537130-2
      Duration: 3:36
    • 00:40
      Title: Peace Piece
      Composer: Evans, Bill
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano)
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano)
      Album: Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Riverside, RCD-1129-2
      Duration: 6:44
    • 00:47
      Title: Prelude To A Kiss
      Composer: Ellington, Duke
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Benny Carter (Alto Sax)
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Benny Carter (Alto Sax), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), Barney Kessel (Guitar), John Simmons (Bass), Larry Bunker (Drums)
      Album: Music For Torching / Velvet Mood, Poll Winners Records, PWR 27317
      Duration: 5:33
    • 00:53
      Title: The Shrine
      Composer: Micus, Stephan
      Performer(s): Stephan Micus (6 Raj Nplaim, 15 Voices)
      Performer(s): Stephan Micus (6 Raj Nplaim, 15 Voices)
      Album: Bold As Light, ECM Records, ECM 2173 274 3086
      Duration: 4:50

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