The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Monday's programme...

    Aug 3: This week, Eamonn sits in for Carl (who returns from his holidays next Monday). On tonight's programme, we'll listen to Cavan artist Eileen Tackney, from her latest CD; a Goldberg Variation (transcribed for strings by Dmitri Sitkovetsky); recent fare from American sax-player Harry Allen (pictured); a Scott Joplin serenade; acoustic Jethro Tull; low-key Louis Armstrong (see BLUE TUNES, below); guitarist Dominic Miller, throwing a few shapes with Satie; a new release by arranger Michael Gibbs that was recorded over a 3-year period (whenever the NDR Big Band had some spare time on its hands); the slow movement of Grieg's A Minor piano concerto (also new: pianist Javier Perianes); and a Danny Elfman melody interpreted by violinist Zach Brock. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 30 July 2015


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    The dictionary defines them as "inspired by, or evocative of, the night". Nocturnes - the perfect fit for the Blue of the Night all this week - from John Field, Chopin and others

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    August 4th - 10th: Louis Armstrong

    Jazz music and Louis Armstrong grew up together. Both were from turn-of–the-20th-century New Orleans. An astounding an innovative soloist, “Satchmo” (short for "Satchelmouth") came to be known as a popular entertainer and an “ambassador” for jazz. Hear him nightly, in the week of the anniversary of his birth, interpreting everyone from Cole Porter to Fats Waller.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Svantetic
      Composer: K. Komeda
      Performer(s): Leszek Mozdzer (Fender Rhodes)
      Performer(s): Michael Wollny (Piano)
      Album: Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic 1, ACT, ACT 9556-2
      Duration: 5:33
    • 22:10
      Title: Canny Hobbie Elliott
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): The Unthanks
      Performer(s): The Unthanks, Rachel Unthank (Voice), Becky Unthank (Voice), Niopha Keegan (Violin, Voice), Adrian Mcnally (Piano)
      Album: The Unthanks: Last, EMI, 095 5942
      Duration: 3:28
    • 22:14
      Title: Fado Os Maias
      Composer: Neschling, John
      Performer(s): Dulce Pontes (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Dulce Pontes (Vocals), Stefanos Korkolis (Piano)
      Album: Momentos, Galileo, GMC038
      Duration: 3:00
    • 22:17
      Title: Alo Alo Sao Vicente
      Composer: Léza
      Performer(s): Titina (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Titina (Vocal)
      Album: Cruel Destino, Astral Music, ASTRCD001
      Duration: 5:23
    • 22:31
      Title: Armenia
      Composer: Farinha, Quim
      Performer(s): Jivan Gasparyan (Duduk)
      Performer(s): Jivan Gasparyan (Duduk), Berroguetto
      Album: Hepta (Recordno: BOA 10002029), Sargadelos, BOA 10002029
      Duration: 3:13
    • 22:33
      Title: Zafaran
      Composer: Le, Nguyen/Youssef, Dhafer
      Performer(s): Nguyen Le (Guitars, Programming)
      Performer(s): Nguyen Le (Guitars, Programming), Paolo Fresu (Trumpet, Flugel, Electronics), Dhafer Youssef (Oud, Vocals, Electronics)
      Album: Homescape, ACT, 9444-2 ACT
      Duration: 6:01
    • 22:40
      Title: Boats Up The River
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Old Sledge (Band)
      Performer(s): Old Sledge (Band), Chance Mccoy (Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar & Vocals), Sabra Guzmán (Guitar, Banjo Ukulele, Upright Bass, Vocals)
      Album: Don't Let Your Deal Go Down, Old Sledge, PROMO
      Duration: 3:10
    • 22:48
      Title: Here, There And Everywhere
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Gonzalo Rubalcaba
      Performer(s): Gonzalo Rubalcaba
      Album: Sweet 4 Y 20, Blue Note, CDP 077778005421
      Duration: 7:26
    • 23:01
      Title: Triple Concerto In A Minor Bwv 1044 Alla Breve (3rd Movement)
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano)
      Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano), Aurele Nicolet (Flute), Yuuko Shiokawa (Violin), Camerata Bern
      Album: J.S.Bach The Complete Keyboard Concertos (Recordno: 4782433), Decca, 4782433
      Duration: 6:56
    • 23:08
      Title: Du Bist Die Ruh
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
      Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore (Piano)
      Album: Franz Schubert -Lieder, Deutsche Gramaphon, 431 085-2
      Duration: 4:13
    • 23:13
      Title: L'Isle Joyeuse
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Sophie Cashell
      Performer(s): Sophie Cashell
      Album: Sophie Cashell: Debut, Universal Music Classics and Jazz, 476 6459
      Duration: 6:24
    • 23:31
      Title: Harlem Nocturne
      Composer: Hagen,Earle/Rogers, Dick
      Performer(s): Louis Prima And Sam Butera
      Performer(s): Louis Prima And Sam Butera
      Album: Ultra Lounge Vol 12: Saxophobia
      Duration: 2:39
    • 23:36
      Title: Nocturnal After John Dowland Op 70 (Viii) Passacaglia
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Album: Nocturnal - Julian Bream, EMI CLassics, 7 54901 2
      Duration: 4:50
    • 23:40
      Title: Nocturnal After John Dowland Op 70 (Ix) Slow And Quiet
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Album: Nocturnal - Julian Bream, EMI CLassics, 7 54901 2
      Duration: 2:36
    • 23:43
      Title: Sleep
      Composer: Gurney, Ivor
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
      Album: Silent Noon: Bryn Terfel, Deutsche Grammophon, 002894742192
      Duration: 3:13
    • 23:46
      Title: Three Singular Pieces - Nocturne: Cats On The Roof (Andante)
      Composer: Dohnanyi, Erno
      Performer(s): Dohnanyi, Erno
      Performer(s): Martin Roscoe (Piano)
      Album: Erno Dohnanyi - The Complete Solo Piano Music (recordno: Cda67871), Hyperion, CDA67871
      Duration: 3:58
    • 23:51
      Title: Alas De Plata
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Silvia Iriondo (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Silvia Iriondo (Vocal), Quique Sinesi (Piccolo Guitar); Maria Grisiglione (Vocal); Mario Silva (Birds)
      Album: Tierra Que Anda (Recordno: Carmo/16 9869142), Carmo, Carmo/16 9869142
      Duration: 4:26
    • 23:56
      Title: I Threw It All Away
      Composer: Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Andy Goessling (Guitars, Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Andy Goessling (Guitars, Mandolin), Lindsey Horner (Bass)
      Album: Sleeping Bee, Upshot Records
      Duration: 5:04
    • 00:02
      Title: Assim Já Nao Da
      Composer: Rabih Abou-Khalil
      Performer(s): Rabih Abou-Khalil (Oud)
      Performer(s): Ricardo Ribeiro (Voice)
      Album: Em Portugues, Enja 2008, ITUNES
      Duration: 4:13
    • 00:15
      Title: Lune Rousse
      Composer: Jan, Marie
      Performer(s): Marie Jan (Harp)
      Performer(s): Marie Jan (Harp)
      Album: Lune Rousse-Les Musiques de Grand Aquarium, Grevin Cie
      Duration: 5:22
    • 00:21
      Title: Pretty Saro
      Composer: Trad Arr Doyle/Aharon/Antony
      Performer(s): John Doyle (Voice/Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Doyle (Voice/Guitar), Michael Aharon (Piano), John Antony (Percussion)
      Album: Evening Comes Early (Recordno: Shanachie78045), Shanachie, Shanachie78045
      Duration: 3:46
    • 00:25
      Title: Piano Trio In B Flat Major (2nd Movement) Adagio (Alla Breve) Con Moto
      Composer: Bax, Arnold
      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: 8:56
    • 00:35
      Title: Hares On The Mountain
      Composer: Trad Arr Kearney/Farrell
      Performer(s): Lucy Farrell (Voice)
      Performer(s): Lucy Farrell (Voice), Johnny Kearney (Guitar)
      Album: The North Farm Sessions, Rabble Rouser
      Duration: 4:18
    • 00:44
      Title: If I'M Lucky
      Composer: De Lange, Edgar/Myrow, Josef
      Performer(s): Melody Gardot (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Melody Gardot (Vocal), Ernie Watts (Tenor Sax), Charlie Haden Quartet West With Strings
      Album: Charlie Haden Quartet West - Sophisticated Ladies, Emarcy, 0602527508160
      Duration: 5:39
    • 00:50
      Title: I Am A Youth That Is Inclined To Ramble
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Paul Brady
      Performer(s): Paul Brady
      Album: The Missing Liberty Tapes, Peebee Music, PBMCD018
      Duration: 6:10
    • 00:57
      Title: Voyage
      Composer: Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Alice Coote (Mezzo Soprano)
      Performer(s): Graham Johnson (Piano)
      Album: L'Heure Exquise: A French Songbook, Hyperion, CDA67962
      Duration: 3:02

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