The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Friday's programme...

    Dec 19. Tonight, we'll hear "Jingle Bells" played on the banjo; the music of Ravel, performed on piano by Louis Lortie; 2 x Larry Goldings (including a seasonal recording with Brad Mehldau); Iva Bittova, singing a "Magnificat"; Joni Mitchell material realised by jazzers John Scofield and Pablo Held; movie music by Pascal Gaigne; a high-spirited number from New Orleans boys Donald Harrison and Dr. John; Peadar Ó Riada with Martin Hayes and Caoimhín O Raghallaigh; new Hilliard Ensemble (see BLUE TUNES, below); Clint's son, Kyle Eastwood (pictured); Carducci String Quartet; and a Northumbrian exchange. 10pm...

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

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    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 -

    Hilliard Ensemble: December 15th - 21st

    The Hilliard Ensemble has released more than 30 albums on the ECM label including the latest recording "Transeamus".  It hang ups its music stands at year’s end after four remarkable decades. This week Blue recalls some of the Hilliards' masterful performances as well as the new release - a suitable pre-Christmas Blue Tunes recommendation.

     

    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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