The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    August 1. This Saturday night, we listen to nocturnes by John Field, Scriabin, Chopin, and James MacMillan (see BLUE TUNES, below); Eileen Keane sings about an "Ink Blue Scarf"; Gil Evans (pictured) delivers a "Spoonful" of Willie Dixon; Herbie Hancock performs a Ravel piano concerto; Lisa O'Neill, Joni Mitchell, Chuck Berry and Bob Dylan have trains on their mind; Madeleine Peyroux muses on the subject of being a "Superhero"; there's an elegy by Martin Tourish; symphonic Honegger; and the NDR Big Band directed by Michael Gibbs. 10:05pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 24 August 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Throughout his life Debussy created musical settings of texts by poets Verlaine, Mallarmé and Baudelaire. The Songs of Claude Debussy under the Blue spotlight all this week.

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    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 (pictured) – 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.

     

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