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 la 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 2 May 2015

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    RTÉ lyric fm began broadcasting 16 years ago this week and we mark the occasion with selections from the excellent Lyric CD label

    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

    • 22:29
      Title: 3 Etudes For Saxophone Quartet; Etude No 3: We Just Sat In The Van (Looking Out To Sea)
      Composer: Edge, Kenneth
      Performer(s): Chatham Saxophone Quartet
      Performer(s): Chatham Saxophone Quartet, Chatham Saxophone Quartet
      Album: Chatham Saxophone Quartet: New Irish Music, RTE lyric fm 2015, RTE lyric fm CD149
      Duration: 4:22
    • 22:35
      Title: Searching For Your Path
      Composer: Louhivuori, J.K.
      Performer(s): Sun Trio
      Performer(s): Jorma Kalevi Louhivuori (Trumpet), Antii Lotjonen (Bass), Olavi Louhivuori (Drums)
      Album: In the Dreamworld, CamJazz, CAMJ 7876-2
      Duration: 3:19
    • 22:38
      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
    • 22:44
      Title: Quartet In A Minor For Piano, Violin, Viola And Cello (Fragment) Nicht Zu Schnell
      Composer: Mahler, Gustav
      Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin), Paul Neubauer (Viola), David Finckel (Cello), Wu Han (Piano)
      Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin), Paul Neubauer (Viola), David Finckel (Cello), Wu Han (Piano)
      Album: Brahms Schumann Mahler Piano Quartets, Deutsche Grammophon, 479 4609
      Duration: 11:45
    • 22:56
      Title: Lon-Dubh / Blackbird
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Julie Fowlis (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Julie Fowlis (Vocals)
      Album: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009, Proper, PROPERFOLK08
      Duration: 2:41
    • 22:59
      Title: I'M Through With Love
      Composer: Livingston / Malneck / Kahn
      Performer(s): Giovanni Guidi (Piano)
      Performer(s): Thomas Morgan (Dbl Bass), Joao Lobo (Drums)
      Album: This Is The Day, ECM Records, ECM 2403 470 9271
      Duration: 8:36
    • 23:08
      Title: All Love
      Composer: Reinhardt, B. / Aimée
      Performer(s): Cyrille Aimée (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Michael Valeanu, Adrien Moignard (Guitars), Et Al
      Album: It's a Good Day, Mack Avenue, MAC 1087
      Duration: 3:03
    • 23:12
      Title: Birthday Party
      Composer: Shore, Howard
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Howard Shore - David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers, Complete Original Score Remastered, Howe Records, HWR-1016
      Duration: 4:22
    • 23:17
      Title: Helpless (Complete)
      Composer: Shore, Howard
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Howard Shore - David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers, Complete Original Score Remastered, Howe Records, HWR-1016
      Duration: 2:41
    • 23:21
      Title: Moonbeam Passage
      Composer: Tweed
      Performer(s): Karen Tweed (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Karen Tweed (Accordion), Timo Alakotila (P), Emma Reid (Vln) Roger Tallroth(Gtr)
      Album: Midnight, may Monday Adventures, MMA6327001
      Duration: 6:16
    • 23:29
      Title: Kucap-Kicup
      Composer: Suryana
      Performer(s): Ujang Suryana (Suling/Flute)
      Performer(s): Ujang Suryana (Suling/Flute), Gentra Pasundan
      Album: The Rough Guide to the Music of Indonesia, World Music Network, RGNET 1055CD
      Duration: 7:02
    • 23:35
      Title: Hyper-Ballad
      Composer: Bjork
      Performer(s): Bjork (Vocals, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Bjork (Vocals, Keyboards)
      Album: Post - Bjork, Mother Records, 527733-2
      Duration: 5:21
    • 23:41
      Title: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No.1 In G Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Bruch, Max
      Performer(s): David Garrett (Violin)
      Performer(s): The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Timeless - Brahms & Bruch Violin Concertos, Decca, 481 1031
      Duration: 8:37
    • 23:50
      Title: Jean De Florette - Theme
      Complete Work Name: Jean De Florette
      Composer: Petit, Jean-Claude
      Performer(s): Toots Thielemans (Harmonica)
      Performer(s): Toots Thielemans (Harmonica), Orchestra Of Paris
      Album: Classical Chill out 2 CD 2, Circa Records, 724356208728
      Duration: 2:32
    • 23:53
      Title: Syte
      Composer: Mucolli, Isak
      Performer(s): Elina Duni (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Colin Vallon (Piano), Patrice Moret (Dbl Bass), Norbert Pfammatter (Drums)
      Album: Dallendyshe - Elina Duni Quartet, ECM Records, ECM 2401 470 9282
      Duration: 5:09
    • 00:01
      Title: No Name #3
      Composer: Smith
      Performer(s): Elliott Smith
      Performer(s): Elliott Smith
      Album: Roman Candle, Domino, REWIGCD75
      Duration: 3:10
    • 00:03
      Title: I Can't Get Started
      Composer: Duke / Gershwin
      Performer(s): Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpets)
      Performer(s): Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpets), Oscar Peterson (Piano), Herb Ellis (Guitar), Ray Brown (Bass), Louis Bellson (Drums)
      Album: Roy And Diz, Verve, 314 521 647-2
      Duration: 10:59
    • 00:14
      Title: After Dark
      Composer: Buchanan, Paul
      Performer(s): Paul Buchanan (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Paul Buchanan (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Mid Air, Newsroom Records, ROOM01
      Duration: 3:56
    • 00:19
      Title: Sonata In B Flat Major, D 960 (2nd Movement) Andante Sostenuto
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Hugh Tinney (Piano)
      Performer(s): Hugh Tinney (Piano)
      Album: Hugh Tinney: A Portrait, RTE lyric fm, CD142
      Duration: 10:31
    • 00:30
      Title: Lullaby
      Composer: Reed, Preston
      Performer(s): Preston Reed (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Preston Reed (Guitar)
      Album: In Here Out There, Outer Bridge 2013, Outer Bridge OB1007
      Duration: 3:34
    • 00:33
      Title: Hello It's Me
      Composer: Reed/Cale
      Performer(s): Lou Reed (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Lou Reed (Vocal), John Cale (Guitar)
      Album: Songs for Drella, Sire/Warner Bros., 7599-26140-2
      Duration: 3:03
    • 00:37
      Title: Tears
      Composer: Maupin, Bennie
      Performer(s): Bennie Maupin (Reeds)
      Performer(s): Michal Tokaj (Piano), Michal Baranski (Bass), Lukasz Zyta (Drums)
      Album: Early Reflections - Bennie Maupin Quartet, Cryptogramophone, CG137
      Duration: 7:48
    • 00:45
      Title: Fodder On My Wings
      Composer: Simone, Nina
      Performer(s): Sonia Wieder-Atherton (Cello)
      Performer(s): Bruno Fontaine (Piano)
      Album: Little Girl Blue - From Nina Simone, Naive, V 5376
      Duration: 5:30
    • 00:50
      Title: Black Is The Colour Of My True Love's Hair
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Nina Simone (Vocal / Piano)
      Performer(s): Nina Simone (Vocal / Piano)
      Album: The Very Best Of Nian Simone Volume 2, Sony BMG, 88697035742
      Duration: 2:59
    • 00:53
      Title: Slumber My Darling
      Composer: Foster, Stephen
      Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocal), Edgar Meyer (Bass), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Mark O Connor (Violin)
      Album: Heartland: An Appalachian Anthology, Sony Music Entertainment, SK89683
      Duration: 4:52

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