The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    May 4.  Eamonn links Nat King Cole, from a re-issue the purists speak highly of; Saint-Saens' "La muse et le poete"; songs by Billy Bragg, Natalie Merchant and Loudon Wainwright; Martha Wainwright, singing "La Foule"; Barbara, performing Jacques Brel material; the opening movement of Shostakovich's first violin concerto; new Andy Sheppard; the voices of Cymin Samawatie and Karen Dalton (pictured); and the final 2 samples from the RTÉ lyric fm label (see BLUE TUNES, below), including Michael McHale's version of "She Moved Through The Fair". 10pm start-time...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 30 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 -

    Chatham Saxophone Quartet: April 27th - May 3rd

    As RTÉ Lyric FM marks its 16th birthday on Friday of this week - we choose music and song from the extensive and highly thought of Lyric CD label which showcases Irish musical talent in both performance and composition. These selections will include a preview of a new release featuring the Chatham Saxophone Quartet (pictured) performing new Irish works.

    Keith Jarrett: May 4th - 10th

    This Friday Keith Jarrett turns 70. He’s been at the forefront of jazz piano since his first recording back in 1967 with the late Charlie Haden up to his latest duo outing with the same bassist  in 2013 – not forgetting his renowned Standards Trio. Together for 30 years, they are one of most permanent line-ups in jazz history. Jarrett's reach goes far beyond jazz – renowned as an interpreter as well as an improviser. All this week on the Blue, we play Keith Jarrett – jazz, classical and solo improv. Happy Birthday Keith!

     Blue of the Night Birthday Goody Bag

    In celebration of RTÉ lyric fm's 16th Birthday - and since we featured the Lyric CD catalogue all this week on the programme - we decided to give ONE  listener a Goody Bag containing 16 Lyric CDs (which includes some of those pictured, right). Thank you Eoin Brady, of the RTÉ lyric fm label, for the terrific prize.

    Congratulations to Anne Drechsler, Annascaul, Tralee, Co. Kerry, first name out of the hat. A package will be on its way to you on Tuesday...

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: String Quartet In F Major (2nd Movement) Allegretto Vivace
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig Van
      Performer(s): Quartetto Di Cremona
      Performer(s): Quartetto Di Cremona
      Album: Beethoven - Complete String Quartets Vol. III, Audite, 92.682
      Duration: 8:45
    • 22:15
      Title: Change
      Composer: Wesseltoft, Bugge
      Performer(s): Bugge Wesseltoft (Voice, Piano)
      Performer(s): Bugge Wesseltoft (Voice, Piano)
      Album: Jazzland Remixed 2, Jazzland, 069 026-2
      Duration: 5:53
    • 22:20
      Title: D.B. Blues
      Composer: Young / Beaks
      Performer(s): Lester Young (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Lester Young (Tenor Saxophone), Vic Dickenson (Trombone), Dodo Marmorosa (Piano), Et Al
      Album: Lester Young - Lester Leaps Again, Proper Records, P1131
      Duration: 3:02
    • 22:25
      Title: One Hand, One Heart
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): Carel Kraayenhof (Bandoneon)
      Performer(s): Carel Kraayenhof (Bandoneon), Sexteto Canyengue
      Album: Street Tango, Decca, 038367-2
      Duration: 2:54
    • 22:27
      Title: Somewhere
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Album: Tom Waits - Asylum Years, Asylum / WEA International, 755960494
      Duration: 3:53
    • 22:33
      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
    • 22:41
      Title: Allegro -- Deluge, Fugue & Allegro
      Composer: Caffrey, Greg
      Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)
      Album: Ogden/Caffrey: First Construction in Nylon, Cactus Records, RD12:09CD2
      Duration: 4:25
    • 22:47
      Title: Poor Boy
      Composer: Burnett, Chester
      Performer(s): Howlin' Wolf (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar)
      Performer(s): Howlin' Wolf (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Eric Clapton (Lead Guitar), Steve Winwood (Kybds), Bill Wyman (Bass), Charlie Watts (Drums), Et Al
      Album: The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions, Chess, CHBD 9297
      Duration: 3:07
    • 22:50
      Title: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
      Composer: Harbach / Kern
      Performer(s): Bud Shank (Alto Sax)
      Performer(s): Len Mercer Strings
      Album: Midnight Blue - The (Be)Witching Hour, Blue Note, 7243 8 54365 2 9
      Duration: 2:24
    • 22:52
      Title: Bobby D
      Composer: O'Neill, Lisa
      Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill (Voice And Guitar)
      Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill (Voice And Guitar)
      Album: Has An Album, Lisa O'Neill
      Duration: 3:09
    • 22:56
      Title: Senses
      Composer: Katché, Manu
      Performer(s): Manu Katché (Drums), Jason Rebello (Piano)
      Performer(s): Tore Brunborg (Saxo[Phones), Pino Palladino (Bass)
      Album: Touchstone For Manu, ECM Records, ECM 2419 379 3906
      Duration: 4:12
    • 23:01
      Title: Glass
      Composer: Fitkin, Graham
      Performer(s): Noel Langley (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Et Al)
      Performer(s): Ruth Hall (Harp), Keith Fairbairn (Vibraphone, Marimba), Alcyona Mick (Piano), The Stealth Horns
      Album: Edentide, Suntara Records, SUN7422002
      Duration: 7:33
    • 23:08
      Title: The Light From One
      Composer: Brun / Engine Earz Fexperiment
      Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: It All Starts With One, Balloon Ranger Recordings, DEMCD12
      Duration: 5:21
    • 23:15
      Title: Piano Trio Op 2 (1st Movement) Adagio Non Troppo - Piu Mosso
      Complete Work Name: Piano Trio Op 2
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): Ioana Petcu Colan (Violin)
      Performer(s): Ioana Petcu Colan (Violin), Ensemble Avalon, Michael Mchale (Piano), Gerald Peregrine (Cello)
      Album: Ensemble Avalon - Piano Trios, RTE Lyric fm, CD116
      Duration: 7:07
    • 23:23
      Title: Love Will Tear Us Apart
      Composer: Hook/ Curtis/ Sumner/ Morris
      Performer(s): Susanna Karolina Wallumrod (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Susanna Karolina Wallumrod (Vocals), Morton Qvenild (Keyboards Etc.)
      Album: Susanna and the Magical Orchestra: Melody Mountain, Rune Grammofon, RCD2057
      Duration: 5:08
    • 23:28
      Title: Michael From Mountains
      Composer: Mitchell, Joni
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocals), Stephen Stills (Bass), Lee Keefer (Banshee)
      Album: Joni Mitchell, Reprise
      Duration: 3:41
    • 23:32
      Title: Close (For Comfort)
      Composer: Aarset, Eivind
      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: 6:36
    • 23:40
      Title: Concerto For Cello And Strings - Ii: Andante
      Complete Work Name: Concerto For Cell And Strings In A Minor
      Composer: Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
      Performer(s): Emmanuel Balssa (Cello)
      Performer(s): Emmanuel Balssa (Cello), Il Gardellino
      Album: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Concertos For Various Instruments, Accent, ACC 24285
      Duration: 7:42
    • 23:48
      Title: Prelude In C Major
      Composer: Bach, J.S.
      Performer(s): Jacques Loussier (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vincent Charbonnier (Bass), André Arpino (Drums)
      Album: My Personal Favorites: The Jacques Loussier Trio Plays Bach (2-CD), Telarc, TEL-35319-02
      Duration: 4:55
    • 23:53
      Title: Another World
      Composer: Hegarty, Antony
      Performer(s): Antony Hegarty (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Antony Hegarty (Vocals), Antony And The Johnsons, Thomas Bartlett, Maxim Moston, Rob Moose, Julia Kent, Doug Wieselman, Jeff Langston
      Album: The Crying Light - Antony and the Johnsons, ROUGH TRADE Records, RTRADCD443
      Duration: 3:59
    • 23:57
      Title: A Small Realm
      Composer: Molvaer, Nils Petter
      Performer(s): Nils Petter Molvaer (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Nils Petter Molvaer (Trumpet), Stian Westerhus (Guitar), Erland Dahlen (Drums)
      Album: Baboon Moon, Sony Music, 88697959962
      Duration: 3:21
    • 00:00
      Title: The Parting Glass
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): White Raven
      Performer(s): White Raven, Kathleen Dineen; David Munderloh; Raitis Grigalis
      Album: The Water is Wide, KD Records, KD Records
      Duration: 3:07
    • 00:05
      Title: Sonnet De Pétrarque
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Album: Nikolai Lugansky - Liszt, Naive / Ambroisie, AM 205
      Duration: 6:50
    • 00:12
      Title: Sonata For Cello And Piano (2nd Movement) Cavatine
      Composer: Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello)
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello), Claire Désert (Piano)
      Album: Franck, Debussy, Poulenc - Anne Gastinel, Claire Désert, Naive, V 5259
      Duration: 6:25
    • 00:19
      Title: Parting
      Composer: Yeats / Tirill
      Performer(s): Tirill Mohn (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tirill Mohn (Vocals), Kostas Stefanopoulos (Vocals), Sigrun Eng (Cello)
      Album: Nine And Fifty Swans - Tirill, Fairy Music, FAM 002
      Duration: 2:32
    • 00:22
      Title: The Nearness Of You
      Composer: Washington / Carmichael
      Performer(s): Johnny Hartmann (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Johnny Hartmann (Vocals)
      Album: Midnight Blue - The (Be)Witching Hour, Blue Note, 7243 8 54365 2 9
      Duration: 6:57
    • 00:29
      Title: Imagine
      Composer: Lennon, John
      Performer(s): The Source
      Performer(s): Ine Hoem (Vocal)
      Album: The Source: Of Summer (2-CD), Grappa, GRCD 4416
      Duration: 5:10
    • 00:34
      Title: Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood
      Composer: Farina / Traditional
      Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal), Dave Swarbrick (Violin)
      Album: The Music Weaver, Universal / Island, 530 725-9
      Duration: 4:28
    • 00:39
      Title: After The Rain - 8. Motet (Excerpt)
      Composer: Guy, Barry
      Performer(s): City Of London Sinfonia
      Performer(s): City Of London Sinfonia
      Album: After The Rain, NMC, NMC D013S
      Duration: 3:54
    • 00:43
      Title: Tota Pulchra Es Maria
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Ensemble Organum
      Performer(s): Ensemble Organum
      Album: Corsican Chant, Harmonia Mundi, HMA1951495
      Duration: 2:42
    • 00:45
      Title: Tango
      Composer: Albéniz, Isaac
      Performer(s): Tilman Hoppstock (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tilman Hoppstock (Guitar)
      Album: Alhambra - Spanish Guitar Music, Christophorus Records, CHE 0194-2
      Duration: 2:53
    • 00:50
      Title: L'Autre Rive
      Composer: Sclavis, Louis
      Performer(s): Louis Sclavis (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Gilles Coronado (Guitar), Benjamin Moussay (Keyboards), Keyvan Chemirani (Percussion)
      Album: Silk And Salt Melodies - Louis Sclavis Quartet, ECM Records, ECM 2402 378 6537
      Duration: 8:15

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