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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson (pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 29 March 2015


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    We feature self-taught composer Enrique Granados on the anniversary of his death in the English Channel - Julian Bream and Bill Evans among those performing his music.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: El Pelele (The Straw Man)
      Composer: Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Trio Campanella
      Performer(s): Trio Campanella
      Album: Granados, Naxos, 8557709
      Duration: 5:43
    • 22:06
      Title: Flim
      Composer: R.D. James
      Performer(s): Ethan Iverson (Piano)
      Performer(s): Ethan Iverson (Piano), Reid Anderson (Bass), David King (Drums)
      Album: These Are The Vistas - The Bad Plus, Columbia, 510666 2
      Duration: 4:05
    • 22:11
      Title: You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
      Composer: Porter, Cole
      Performer(s): Anita O'Day (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Anita O'Day (Vocal), Billy May Orchestra
      Album: Cool Heat, American Jazz Classics, 99016
      Duration: 1:51
    • 22:12
      Title: In Amsterdam
      Composer: Klabund / Dress
      Performer(s): Agnes Bernelle (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Agnes Bernelle (Vocal), Peter O'Brien (Piano), Alan Lamb, Steve Wishart (Viol, Fiddle), Jim Toler (Drums), Charles Gray (Sundry)
      Album: Mother The Wardrobe Is Full Of Infantrymen, Some Bizarre / Milo Music, AGI 7CD
      Duration: 3:18
    • 22:17
      Title: Dandelion Blues
      Composer: Williamson, Robin
      Performer(s): The Incredible String Band
      Performer(s): Robin Williamson (Lead Vocal), Mike Heron, Clive Palmer
      Album: The Incredible String Band, Island, 812276504 2-1
      Duration: 3:01
    • 22:20
      Title: Our Evening Walk
      Composer: Williamson, Robin
      Performer(s): Robin Williamson (Vocal, Celtic Harp, Guitar, Hardanger Fiddle, Whistles)
      Performer(s): Mat Maneri (Viola), Ches Smith (Vibes, Percussion)
      Album: Trusting In the Rising Light, ECM Records, ECM 2393 378 0287
      Duration: 5:41
    • 22:26
      Title: String Quartet No.1 In E Minor (1st Movement) Adagio - Con Moto
      Composer: Janacek, Leos
      Performer(s): Arcadia Quartet
      Performer(s): Ana Torok, Rasvan Dumitru (Violins), Traian Boala (Viola), Zsolt Torok (Cello)
      Album: Janacek - The Two String Quartets - Arcadia Quartet, Orchid Classics, ORC100036
      Duration: 4:13
    • 22:32
      Title: A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
      Composer: Maschwitz / Sherwin
      Performer(s): Courtney Pine (Bass Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Zoe Rahman (Piano)
      Album: Song (The Ballad Book), Destin-E Records, 777102468DX
      Duration: 9:23
    • 22:42
      Title: Line
      Composer: Portico Quartet
      Performer(s): Portico Quartet
      Performer(s): Nick Mulvey (Hang Drums, Perc), Jack Wyllie (Sax, Electronics), Milo Fitzpatrick (Double Bass), Duncan Bellamy (Drums, Piano, Marimba)
      Album: Isla, Real World Records, CDRW01174
      Duration: 7:44
    • 22:49
      Title: Horse With No Name
      Composer: Dewey/Bunnell
      Performer(s): America
      Performer(s): America
      Album: Harmony, Wea, WSMCD176
      Duration: 4:04
    • 22:54
      Title: Sonata For Violin And Piano - Ii: Intermezzo
      Composer: Gema
      Performer(s): Natascia Gazzana (Violin)
      Performer(s): Raffaella Gazzana (Piano)
      Album: Duo Gazzana, ECM New Series, 2356 481 0894
      Duration: 6:22
    • 23:02
      Title: Weeping, Sad And Lonely
      Composer: Tucker / Sawyer
      Performer(s): Anonymous 4, Bruce Molsky (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Anonymous 4, Bruce Molsky (Vocals)
      Album: 1865, Harmonia Mundi, HMU 807549
      Duration: 5:23
    • 23:07
      Title: Appalachia Waltz
      Composer: O Connor, Mark
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello) Edgar Meyer (Bass) Mark O Connor (Violin)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello) Edgar Meyer (Bass) Mark O Connor (Violin)
      Album: Heartland An Appalachian Anthology, Sony Music Entertainment, SK89683
      Duration: 5:50
    • 23:13
      Title: Down Along The Dixie Line
      Composer: Welch / Rawlings
      Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocal, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica)
      Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocal, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica), David Rawlings (Vocal, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica)
      Album: The Harrow & The Harvest, Acony, 5052498671724
      Duration: 4:49
    • 23:18
      Title: Lullaby (Title Theme)
      Composer: Komeda, Krzysztof
      Performer(s): Krzystof Komeda (Piano)
      Performer(s): Komeda Sextet
      Album: Jazz In Polish Cinema (4-CD), Jazz On Film Records, JOF002
      Duration: 7:27
    • 23:26
      Title: Tantum Ergo
      Composer: Laloux, Fernand
      Performer(s): The Choir Of Jesus College, Cambridge
      Performer(s): The Choir Of Jesus College, Cambridge
      Album: Out Of Darkness - Music From Lent To Trinity, Signum Classics, SIGCD409
      Duration: 2:01
    • 23:29
      Title: Resurección Del Angel
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Ann Hobson Pilot (Harp), Lucia Lin (Violin), J.P. Jofre (Bandoneon)
      Performer(s): Ann Hobson Pilot (Harp), Lucia Lin (Violin), J.P. Jofre (Bandoneon)
      Album: Astor Piazzolla "Escualo", Harmonia Mundi, HMU 907627
      Duration: 7:29
    • 23:37
      Title: Música Callada, Book 1 - Vii: Lento
      Composer: Mompou, Federico
      Performer(s): Jean-Francois Heisser (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jean-Francois Heisser (Piano)
      Album: Federico Mompou - Música Callada (CD / Book), Musicales Actes Sud, ASM 13
      Duration: 3:08
    • 23:42
      Title: She Loves You (Irish Dentist)
      Complete Work Name: She Loves You (Irish Dentist)
      Composer: Lennon, John/Mccartney, Paul
      Performer(s): Peter Sellers (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Peter Sellers (Vocal)
      Album: Peter Sellers - Peter & Sofia, EMI, 827 7842
      Duration: 1:36
    • 23:43
      Title: Nimbus
      Composer: Marsh/ Curran
      Performer(s): Peter Marsh (Basses, Lap Steel Guitar, Synth)
      Performer(s): Peter Marsh (Basses, Lap Steel Guitar, Synth), Conor Curran (Live Processing, Electric Guitar)
      Album: Sonnamble: Seven months in E minor, Forwind, FWD01
      Duration: 2:01
    • 23:46
      Title: Between The Bliss And Me
      Composer: Courtois, Vincent
      Performer(s): Naomi Berrill (Cello/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Naomi Berrill (Cello/Vocals)
      Album: From the Ground, Musicamorfosi, Lampi 014
      Duration: 3:05
    • 23:49
      Title: If You Could See Me Now
      Composer: Dameron, Tadd
      Performer(s): Joe Albany (Piano)
      Performer(s): Joe Albany (Piano)
      Album: An Evening With Joe Albany, SteepleChase, SCCD 31794
      Duration: 3:32
    • 23:53
      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
    • 23:57
      Title: Isn't That The Thing To Do
      Composer: Dearie / Saltzberg
      Performer(s): Diana Panton (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Diana Panton (Vocals)
      Album: Red, inakustik, INAK 90129 CD
      Duration: 4:26
    • 00:05
      Title: Sonata In F Minor
      Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Album: Ombre et lumiere - Scarlatti, Mirare, MIR 265
      Duration: 5:40
    • 00:10
      Title: Evensong: Haapsalu
      Composer: Fripp, Robert
      Performer(s): Robert Fripp (Guitar, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Robert Fripp (Guitar, Keyboards)
      Album: At The End Of Time, Discipline Global Mobile / Panegyric, DGM0701
      Duration: 11:13
    • 00:21
      Title: Violin Sonata In D (3rd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
      Performer(s): Viktoria Mullova (Violin), Bruno Canino (Piano)
      Album: Ravel/Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas - Stravinsky Divertimento, Philips, 426254-2
      Duration: 3:21
    • 00:25
      Title: Ten Pieces Op. 12 - No. 7 Prelude
      Complete Work Name: Ten Pieces Op. 12
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Naoko Yoshino (Harp)
      Performer(s): Naoko Yoshino (Harp)
      Album: Debussy: Clair de lune Musique romantique pour harpe - Naoko Yoshino, Philips, 446 064-2
      Duration: 2:40
    • 00:27
      Title: Five Melodies - Ii. Lento, Ma Non Troppo
      Composer: Prokofiev, Serge
      Performer(s): Alina Ibragimova (Violin)
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Album: Prokofiev - Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies, Hyperion, CDA67514
      Duration: 2:24
    • 00:31
      Title: Spending My Time
      Composer: Surman, John
      Performer(s): John Surman (Saxophones)
      Performer(s): Ivar Kolve (Vibes), Bergen Big Band
      Album: Another Sky, Grappa, GRCD4459
      Duration: 8:22
    • 00:39
      Title: Cedar And Ash
      Composer: Moore, Daniel Martin
      Performer(s): Daniel Martin Moore (Vocals/Guitar)
      Performer(s): Daniel Martin Moore (Vocals/Guitar), Joan Shelley (Vocals/Guitar)
      Album: Farthest Field, Ol Kentuck Recordings, OK005
      Duration: 2:37
    • 00:42
      Title: Where Do You Go?
      Composer: Wilder/Sundgaard
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal), Jim Hall (Guitar), Ron Carter (Bass)
      Album: A Shade Of Difference, Emarcy, 558 851-2
      Duration: 2:25
    • 00:45
      Title: 8 Valses Poeticos: Vi Quasi Ad Libitum (Sentimental)
      Composer: Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)
      Performer(s): Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)
      Album: Benjamin Grosvenor: Dances, Decca, 478 5334
      Duration: 1:03
    • 00:46
      Title: Twelve Spanish Dances (2nd Movement) Orientale
      Composer: Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar), Razumovsky Sinfonia
      Album: Twelve Spanish Dances, Naxos, 8.553037
      Duration: 5:20
    • 00:52
      Title: A Simple Truth
      Composer: Watts / Seales
      Performer(s): Ernie Watts Quartet
      Performer(s): Ernie Watts (Tenor Saxophone), Christof Saenger (Piano), Rudi Engel (Bass), Heinrich Koebberling (Drums)
      Album: A Simple Truth, Flying Dolphin Records, FD 1009
      Duration: 5:52
    • 01:00
      Title: Quartet In G Minor: (Iii) Largo
      Composer: Fasch, J.F.
      Performer(s): Ensemble Marsyas
      Performer(s): Peter Whelan (Bassoon), Pamela Thorby (Recorder)
      Album: J.F. Fasch: Quartets and Concertos, Linn, LC11615
      Duration: 1:59
    • 01:02
      Title: Pesther Walzer Op93
      Composer: Lanner, Joseph
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Hungarian State Orchestra
      Album: Gold And Silver, Hungaroton, Hrc065
      Duration: 8:29
    • 01:12
      Title: Symphony No. 6 In D Minor Op. 104 - Movement I - Allegro Molto Moderato
      Complete Work Name: Symphony No. 6 In D Minor Op. 104
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Berliner Philharmoniker
      Album: Sibelius: Symphonies 1 and 6 - Berliner Philharmoniker: Herbert von Karajan, EMI, 0946 3 72478 2 2
      Duration: 8:32
    • 01:29
      Title: Ingressus In G Major (A Major) P97: I- Sonata
      Composer: Pachelbel, Johann
      Performer(s): The King's Singers
      Performer(s): The King's Singers, Charivari Agreable
      Album: Pachelbel Vespers: The King's Singers, Signum Classics, SIGCD198
      Duration: 1:50
    • 01:30
      Title: Cantata - 7. A Lyke Wake Dirge
      Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
      Performer(s): Mary Ann Hart (Mezzo)
      Performer(s): Mary Ann Hart (Mezzo), Thomas Bogdan (Tenor), The Gregg Smith Singers
      Album: Stravinsky-Cantata, Naxos, Naxos 8 557504
      Duration: 2:19
    • 01:33
      Title: Nacqui Al'affanno.....Non Piu Mesta
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
      Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Orchestre E Coro Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna
      Album: Cecilia Bartoli - A Portrait, Decca, 448300-2
      Duration: 7:06
    • 01:40
      Title: Quintet In E Flat Major (2nd Movement) Larghetto
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Radu Lupu (Piano)
      Performer(s): Radu Lupu (Piano), Hans De Vries (Oboe), George Pieterson (Clarinet), Vicente Zarzo (French Horn), Brian Pollard (Bassoon)
      Album: Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 21 and 12, Decca, 4782925
      Duration: 8:43
    • 01:51
      Title: Heiligmesse (Hob.Xxii:10): Credo- Et Resurrexit
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): Lorna Anderson (Soprano), Pamela Helen Stephen (Mezzo)
      Performer(s): Mark Padmore (Tenor), Stephen Varcoe (Baritone), Collegium Musicum 90
      Album: The Haydn Mass Edition: Heiligmesse/ Nikolaimesse, Chaconne, CHAN 0645
      Duration: 1:57
    • 01:53
      Title: Faniska: Overture
      Composer: Cherubini, Luigi
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: Cherubini: Overtures, EMI, Cdc754438
      Duration: 7:24

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