The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson (pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 29 August 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Leonard Bernstein was rated as "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history". This week he's under the Blue spotlight.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: I Wish I Was In Belfast Town
      Composer: Trad Arr Andy Irvine
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine, Rens Van Der Zalm
      Album: Parachilna, Andy Irvine, AK4
      Duration: 5:24
    • 22:06
      Title: String Quartet No.2 (1st Movement) -- String Quartet No.2 "Company" (1983)
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming (Violins)
      Performer(s): Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming (Violins), Eoin Schmidt Martin (Viola), Emma Denton (Cello)
      Album: Philip Glass String Quartets Nos. 1-4 - Carducci Quartet, Naxos, 8.559636
      Duration: 2:27
    • 22:09
      Title: String Quartet 3 Mishima
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Performer(s): Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Album: The Dublin Guitar Quartet Performs Philip Glass -- No Number-Promotional, Orange Mountain, No Number-Promotional
      Duration: 4:20
    • 22:13
      Title: Easy Healing
      Composer: Bollani, Stefano
      Performer(s): Stefano Bollani (Piano), Bill Frisell (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Mark Turner (Tenor Sax), Jesper Bodilsen (Dbl Bass), Morten Lund (Drums)
      Album: Joy In Spite of Everything, ECM Records, ECM 2360 378 4459
      Duration: 9:25
    • 22:24
      Title: The Book Of Sounds - Part 7
      Composer: Otte, Hans
      Performer(s): Hans Otte (Piano)
      Performer(s): Hans Otte (Piano)
      Album: Keys Of Life - Various, Celestial Harmonies, CEL 017
      Duration: 8:45
    • 22:34
      Title: Quartet No.2 In G Major (3rd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Thuille, Ludwig
      Performer(s): Allegri Quartet
      Performer(s): Ofer Falk, Rafael Todes (Violins), Dorothea Vogel (Viola), Vanessa Lucas-Smith (Cello)
      Album: Ludwig Thuille: The String Quartets, Champs Hill Records, CHRCD077
      Duration: 7:25
    • 22:41
      Title: Chorale On A Theme Of Hans Leo Hassler
      Composer: Strong, George Templeton
      Performer(s): Alexander Avramenko (Violin)
      Performer(s): Alexander Avramenko (Violin), Moscow Symphony Orchestra
      Album: American Classics / George Templeton Strong, Naxos, 8.559078
      Duration: 7:06
    • 22:49
      Title: A Lotus On Irish Streams
      Composer: Mclaughlin, John
      Performer(s): John Mclaughlin (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Mclaughlin (Guitar), Jerry Goodman (Violin), Jan Hammer (Piano), Rick Laird (Bass), Billy Cobham (Drums), The Mahavishnu Orchestra
      Album: The Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Inner Mounting Flame, Sony Columbia, CK 65523
      Duration: 5:41
    • 22:55
      Title: Who Will Sing Me Lullabies
      Composer: Rusby, Kate Anna
      Performer(s): Kate Rusby Feat Philip Selway And Richard Thompson
      Performer(s): Kate Rusby Feat Philip Selway And Richard Thompson
      Album: 20, EMI TV
      Duration: 4:19
    • 22:59
      Title: Symphony No.2 - Part One: Prologue
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): Jean Louis Steurman
      Performer(s): Jean Louis Steurman, Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Bernstein - Symphony No.2..., Naxos, 8.559099
      Duration: 2:44
    • 23:03
      Title: Somewhere
      Composer: Bernstein / Sondheim
      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: 3:43
    • 23:07
      Title: Antartica
      Composer: Coldrick, Pat
      Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)
      Album: City Jam
      Duration: 6:10
    • 23:14
      Title: Density 21,5
      Composer: Varese, Edgard
      Performer(s): Philippe Bernold (Flute)
      Performer(s): Philippe Bernold (Flute)
      Album: America: A Land Of Refuge (2-CD), Harmonia Mundi, HMX2908540
      Duration: 4:00
    • 23:17
      Title: Nocturne In D Flat Major: Lento Sostenuto
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Stephen Hough (Piano)
      Performer(s): Stephen Hough (Piano)
      Album: In The Night, Hyperion, CDA67996
      Duration: 5:17
    • 23:23
      Title: Wastin' Time
      Composer: Sexsmith, Ron
      Performer(s): Ron Sexsmith (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ron Sexsmith (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: True Acoustic (3-CD), Spectrum, 530 201-4
      Duration: 2:48
    • 23:26
      Title: Bells For Her
      Composer: Amos, Tori
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Under the Pink, Eastwest, 7567-82567-2
      Duration: 5:22
    • 23:33
      Title: Come Sunday
      Composer: Ellington, Duke
      Performer(s): Charles Lloyd (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Geri Allen (Piano), Robert Hurst (Dbl Bass), Eric Harland (Drums(
      Album: Jumping the Creek, ECM Records, ECM 1911 882 4130
      Duration: 5:52
    • 23:40
      Title: Don't Cry For Me Argentina
      Composer: Lloyd Webber / Rice
      Performer(s): Laurindo Almeida, Charlie Byrd (Guitars)
      Performer(s): Milt Holland (Percussion), Bob Magnusson (Bass)
      Album: Brazilian Soul, Concord Jazz, CCD 4150
      Duration: 3:32
    • 23:43
      Title: John Ball
      Composer: Wood, Charles
      Performer(s): Chris Wood
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocals), Karine Polwart (Vocals)
      Album: Albion - An Anthology, RUF, RUFCD11
      Duration: 7:29
    • 23:51
      Title: Iv - Les Entretiens De La Belle Et De La Bete
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Pascal Rogé (Piano), Ami Rogé (Piano)
      Performer(s): Pascal Rogé (Piano), Ami Rogé (Piano)
      Album: Debussy... Ravel... Pascal & Ami Rogé, Onyx Classics, ONYX 4117
      Duration: 3:51
    • 23:55
      Title: String Trio In A Minor (2nd Movement) Larghetto
      Composer: Reger, Max
      Performer(s): Jacques Thibaud String Trio
      Performer(s): Jacques Thibaud String Trio
      Album: Cras, Reger, Dohnányi, Kodály, Audite, 97.534
      Duration: 6:53
    • 00:06
      Title: White House Blues
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): John Renbourn (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Renbourn (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Best Of British Folk, Castle Communications, CCSCD222
      Duration: 3:34
    • 00:10
      Title: Drop Down Mama
      Composer: Estes / Nixon
      Performer(s): Estes / Nixon
      Performer(s): Sleepy John Estes (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: A Portrait Of Vintage Blues (2-cd), Gallerie, GALE 436
      Duration: 3:09
    • 00:14
      Title: Jamerson's Lullaby
      Composer: Whitaker, Rodney
      Performer(s): Rodney Whitaker (Bass), Bruce Barth (Piano)
      Performer(s): Antonio Hart (Saxophones), Gregory Hutchinson (Drums)
      Album: When We Find Ourselves Alone, Mack Avenue Records, MAC1088
      Duration: 7:03
    • 00:30
      Title: Five Impromptus - Movement Iii - Elegiaco
      Composer: Bennett, Richard Rodney
      Performer(s): Graham Anthony Devine (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Graham Anthony Devine (Guitar)
      Album: British Guitar Music - Graham Anthony Devine, Naxos, 8.557040
      Duration: 2:04
    • 00:42
      Title: Impresiones Intimas Viii "Secreto"
      Composer: Mompou, Federico
      Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Cello), Francois Couturier (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Cello), Francois Couturier (Piano)
      Album: Moderato cantabile, ECM Records, ECM 2367 481 0992
      Duration: 5:04
    • 00:47
      Title: Chant From A Holy Book
      Composer: Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch
      Performer(s): The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
      Performer(s): The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
      Album: Music of Georges I. Gurdjieff, ECM Records, ECM 2236 277 1913
      Duration: 5:10
    • 00:52
      Title: Silent Partner
      Composer: Barber, Patricia
      Performer(s): Patricia Barber (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Patricia Barber (Vocal, Piano), John Mclean (Gtr), Dave Douglas (Trumpet), Michael Arnopol (Bass), Mark Walker (Drums)
      Album: Modern Cool - Patricia Barber, Blue Note / Premonition, 7243 5 21811 2 4
      Duration: 5:08

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