THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT

Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos was one of the foremost Latin American composers of the 20th century.

His music combines indigenous elements with Western classical music. As a musicologist he travelled extensively throughout Brazil collecting and documenting folk pieces which inspired a considerable amount of his work.

His most famous work, Bachianas Brasileiras combined two major passions – elements of Bach and his native folk music. But there is more to his output – and this week Carl and Eamonn will uncover some lesser known pieces as well as the favourites.

Join them nightly at ten.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 15 June, 10pm-1am