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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 31 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 -

    September 28th - Oct 4th: Cork Gamelan Ensemble

    This week on BLUE, we explore the enchanting sounds of the Javanese Gamelan courtesy of Mel Mercier (Professor of Music U.C.C.) and the Cork Gamelan Ensemble. Their recent release The Three Forges is a collaborative effort between the ensemble and guest artists as they create new music for an ancient sound. Artists include Iarla Ó Lionáird, Kate Ellis, Julie Feeney, Duke Special, Nick Roth, Buckley sisters Linda and Irene and the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra. Hear selections every night this week.

    October 5th - 11th: Tigran Hamasyan

    Renowned Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan has just released his first ECM recording - a sublime re-imagining of Armenian sacred music from the 5th through to the 20th Century. It features piano improvisations alongside stunning choral performances by the Yerevan State Chamber Choir. "Luys i Luso" (Light from the Light) is in the spotlight this week ahead of their Dublin Christ Church Concert Saturday 17th presented by Walton's World Masters Series

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Tonight
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard/Sondheim, Stephen
      Performer(s): Andre Previn (Piano)
      Performer(s): Andre Previn (Piano), Red Mitchell (Bass), Shelly Manne (Drums)
      Album: My Fair Lady / West Side Story, Contemporary, CDCOPD 942
      Duration: 5:24
    • 22:06
      Title: Theme From Schindler's List
      Composer: Williams, John
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
      Album: A Tribute To John Williams - An 80th Birthday Celebration, Sony Classical, 88691942532
      Duration: 3:35
    • 22:11
      Title: Symphonic Dances From 'West Side Story' (Ii) Somewhere
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Bernstein: West Side Story/ On the Town/ Candide, EMI Classics, 50999 2 06626 2 2
      Duration: 4:34
    • 22:15
      Title: The Sub
      Composer: 3epkano
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Album: At Land - 3epkano, Smiling Politely Records, SPR002
      Duration: 3:58
    • 22:20
      Title: Ballerina
      Composer: Morrison
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Album: Astral Weeks, Warner Bros., 246 024
      Duration: 7:10
    • 22:27
      Title: Bulletproof
      Composer: Radiohead
      Performer(s): Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
      Performer(s): Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
      Album: True Love Waits - Christopher O' Riley Plays Radiohead, Sony, Sk87321
      Duration: 3:02
    • 22:37
      Title: Immersia Iii
      Composer: Buckley, Linda
      Performer(s): Linda Buckley (Electronics/ Programming)
      Performer(s): Linda Buckley (Electronics/ Programming)
      Album: Immersia (Recordno: ER2/ Digital), Ergodos, ER2/ Digital
      Duration: 2:20
    • 22:39
      Title: When Were You Happy?
      Composer: Marling, Laura
      Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)
      Album: Once I Was An Eagle, Virgin Records, 006023738618
      Duration: 3:53
    • 22:46
      Title: String Quartet No.12 In F Major (2nd Movement) Lento
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Tokyo String Quartet
      Performer(s): Martin Beaver, Kikuei Ikeda (Violins), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola), Clive Greensmith (Cello)
      Album: Dvorak, Smetana - Tokyo String Quartet, Harmonia Mundi, HMU 807429
      Duration: 7:13
    • 22:55
      Title: Takeda (Homesick Blues)
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Oran Etkin (Bass Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Lionel Loueke (Guitar), Curtis Fowlkes (Trombone), Ben Allison (Bass), Nasheet Waits (Driums)
      Album: Gathering Light, Motema, 233033
      Duration: 4:51
    • 22:59
      Title: After The Goldrush
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Patti Smith (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Patti Smith (Vocals)
      Album: Banga, Columbia, 88697222175
      Duration: 4:10
    • 23:05
      Title: Angel Eyes
      Composer: Dennis/Brent
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra (Vocal), Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
      Album: Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely, Capitol, 72434 94756 2 5
      Duration: 3:44
    • 23:09
      Title: When The Wind Begins To Sing
      Composer: Renbourn
      Performer(s): John Renbourn (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Renbourn (Guitar), Joe Mckenna (Pipes) Maire Breathnach (Fiddle)
      Album: Traveller's Prayer, Shanachie, 78018
      Duration: 6:17
    • 23:18
      Title: Valse Tres Lente
      Composer: Massenet, Jules
      Performer(s): Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
      Performer(s): Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
      Album: Aldo Ciccolini - 13 Waltzes, La dolce volta, LDV 13
      Duration: 4:18
    • 23:22
      Title: Cello Concerto In A Minor (2nd Movement)
      Composer: Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Jamie Walton (Cello)
      Performer(s): Jamie Walton (Cello), Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Cello Concertos - Schumann Dvorak: Jamie Walton/Philharmonia Orch, Signum Classics, SIGCD322
      Duration: 4:28
    • 23:27
      Title: Two Children
      Composer: Buchanan, Paul
      Performer(s): Paul Buchanan (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Paul Buchanan (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Mid Air, Newsroom Records, ROOM01
      Duration: 2:35
    • 23:31
      Title: Nobody Cares For Me
      Performer(s): Mississippi John Hurt (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Mississippi John Hurt (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Essential Recordings - Candy Man Blues, Rounder Records, 612 2082
      Duration: 3:41
    • 23:34
      Title: Ballad For The Unborn
      Composer: E.S.T.
      Performer(s): Esbjorn Svensson (Piiano)
      Performer(s): Esbjorn Svensson (Piiano), Dan Berglund (Bass), Magnus Ostrom (Drums)
      Album: Seven days of falling (Recordno: ACT 9012-2), Act Music, ACT 9012-2
      Duration: 5:32
    • 23:40
      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
    • 23:47
      Title: Gaspard De La Nuit - Le Gibet
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Louis Schwizgebel (Piano)
      Performer(s): Louis Schwizgebel (Piano)
      Album: Poems - Louis Schwizgebel, Aparté, AP067
      Duration: 5:43
    • 23:52
      Title: Tre Canti - Ii: Quasi Grave E Commosso
      Composer: Pizzetti, Ildebrando
      Performer(s): Hagai Shaham (Violin)
      Performer(s): Arnon Erez (Piano)
      Album: Pizzetti & Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Violin Sonatas, Hyperion, CDA67869
      Duration: 3:49
    • 23:56
      Title: Five Melodies - V. Andante Non Troppo
      Composer: Prokofiev, Serge
      Performer(s): Alina Ibragimova (Violin)
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Album: Prokofiev - Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies, Hyperion, CDA67514
      Duration: 3:16
    • 00:02
      Title: On The Way To Exile
      Complete Work Name: From A Modern Greek Adaptation Of "Medea" By Giorgos Cheimonas
      Composer: Karaindrou, Eleni
      Performer(s): Sokratis Sinopoulos (Constantinople Lute And Lyre), Yiorgos Kaloudis (Cello), Andreas Katsigiannis (Santouri)
      Performer(s): Sokratis Sinopoulos (Constantinople Lute And Lyre), Yiorgos Kaloudis (Cello), Andreas Katsigiannis (Santouri), Harris Lambrakis (Ney), Andreas Papas (Bendir), Alexandros Arkadopoulos (Clarinet)
      Album: Medea - Eleni Karaindrou, ECM Records, ECM 2376 376 2816
      Duration: 4:51
    • 00:07
      Title: Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
      Composer: Rodgers / Hart
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone), Russ Freeman (Piano), Ben Tucker (Bass), Chuck Flores (Drums)
      Album: The Art Pepper Collection, HMV Jazz, 7243 5 27435 2 0
      Duration: 4:28
    • 00:12
      Title: Sleepy Maggie
      Composer: Trad Arr Mooney
      Performer(s): Shona Mooney (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Susanna Pell (Viol), Andy Watt (Guitar, Mandolin)
      Album: Northumbrian Exchanges, sfz Music, SFZM0114
      Duration: 5:44
    • 00:17
      Title: Some Other Time
      Composer: Bernstein/Comden/Green
      Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal), Bill Evans (Piano)
      Album: Sings For Lovers, Concord Records, 0025218902328
      Duration: 4:43
    • 00:23
      Title: Lachrimae Tristes
      Composer: Dowland, John
      Performer(s): Hesperion Xx
      Performer(s): Hesperion Xx
      Album: Dowland - Lachrimae or Seaven Teares, Alia Vox, AVSA9901
      Duration: 5:20
    • 00:29
      Title: Suite No.1 In G Major - Menuets I & Ii
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Hopkinson Smith (Theorbo)
      Performer(s): Hopkinson Smith (Theorbo)
      Album: Bach Suites Nos. 1,2,3, Naive, E 8937
      Duration: 3:39
    • 00:33
      Title: My Favorite Things
      Composer: Rodgers / Hammerstein
      Performer(s): Youn Sun Nah (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Youn Sun Nah (Vocals)
      Album: Same Girl, Act Music, ACT 9024-2
      Duration: 3:58
    • 00:37
      Title: Qui Est Homo
      Composer: Pergolesi, Giovanni
      Performer(s): Jean-Louis Matinier (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Matinier / Ambrosini
      Album: Inventio, ECM Records, ECM 2348 375 9429
      Duration: 4:19
    • 00:42
      Title: Prisoner's Monologue: Industrialists, Bankers, In Comfortable Chairs /
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Samuel West (Narrator), Mervyn Cooke, Lucy Walker (Piano)
      Performer(s): Samuel West (Narrator), Mervyn Cooke, Lucy Walker (Piano), Jonathan Holland, Bruce Nockles (Trumpet); Matthew Dickinson (Percussion), Ex Cathedra
      Album: Britten To America - Music For Radio And Theatre, NMC Recordings, NMC D190
      Duration: 5:48
    • 00:48
      Title: Come, Heavy Sleep
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)
      Album: Tippett: The Blue Guitar - Craig Ogden - 20th Century Classics, Nimbus, NI 5390
      Duration: 2:13
    • 00:50
      Title: Yif Ic Of Luve Can
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Rias Chamber Choir
      Performer(s): Rias Chamber Choir
      Album: Britten: Sacred and Profane, Harmonia Mundi, HMG 501734
      Duration: 2:42
    • 00:55
      Title: Time After Time
      Composer: Lauper / Hyman
      Performer(s): Miles Davis (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Miles Davis (Trumpet), John Scofield (Guitar), Robert Irving Iii (Piano), Darryl Jones (Bass), Al Foster (Drums)
      Album: You're Under Arrest, Columbia / Legacy, CK 40023
      Duration: 3:40

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