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2015-11-01 10:07:00

Into the month of November tonight with seasonal offerings by Joby Talbot, Norman Blake and Manu Katché; we'll hear 2 from Max Richter, including another from his latest for Deutsche Grammophon; young German jazz pianist Pablo Held (see video) leads his own trio on a session that interprets Rachmaninov, Tosca, Scriabin et al; also coming our way this Sunday, Donegal fiddler Bríd Harper, from her eponymous release; Red Note Ensemble performs a work by Glaswegian composer Eddie McGuire; we'll listen to new jazz by double bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado - with husband and wife chamber musicians Matthew Barley and Viktoria Mullova - Kaos Protokoll and Drifter; Martha Argerich plays a little Beethoven; there's an hommage to Eberhard Weber; and part of "Locke's Theatre" by contemporary composer Ryan Wigglesworth.



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2015-10-31 09:41:09

On Saturday’s BLUE, we hear Blossom Dearie singing about an attorney called Bernie; a Blossom tune covered by someone else; an Arvo Part composition, personally selected by ECM's Manfred Eicher; Slowly Rolling Camera, featuring the voice of Dionne Bennett; tuba-player Daniel Herskedal; the sound of Calicojak (Eoin Mac Ionmhain); symphonic Shostakovich; the ambient strains of Roger Doyle; "Chronolyse", top drawer analogue electronica from France in the 1970s, recently re-issued on Cuneiform; 2 x Jan Lundgren; more Max Richter (see video); Dónal O'Connor, John McSherry and Séan Óg Graham, a.k.a. Ulaid; and classical pianist Alessio Bax.



"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 10:45pm (approx)

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2015-10-30 00:58:19

Helsinki-born Verneri Pohjola (see video) has a new CD out on Edition Records, one he considers to be the best in his 20-year jazz career. Hear a sample from the album on tonight's programme. Also coming our way this Friday night, the slow movement of Beethoven's final string quartet; fiddle-player Shona Mooney; Bill Evans, from a 9-CD re-issue of his Fantasy Records back catalogue; Max Richter's "Space 21”; the voice of Harry Nilsson; a prelude by contemporary composer Baptiste Trotignon; sax-player Stan Getz; 2 x Leonard Cohen; guitarist Stefano Grondona performs a bagatelle by William Walton; and pianist Stefano Battaglia whips up a quiet storm on his latest for ECM, a release that focusses on the music of Alec Wilder.



"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 10:15pm (approx)

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2015-10-29 09:01:03

This Thursday, Eamonn links a chamber music piece by Erkki-sven Tuur; a Luis Bonfá creation that turns up on a new solo guitar CD by Pablo Villegas; an original work by Finnish bowed lyre player Pekko Kappi; Christian McBride, from a new live recording at The Village Vanguard; the Danish String Quartet's interpretations of traditional fare from Denmark; Sligo-based Felip Carbonell (his 2-CD debut was recently self-released); Jack Teagarden with strings; a choral piece from a new double CD by Bob Chilcott; Misja Michel Fitzgerald, considering "Another World"; Carducci Quartet (see video), performing Mendelssohn; Italian jazz trumpeter Enrico Rava, from his latest ECM release; Max Richter's "Dream 13";  and Irish singer-songwriter Gar Cox. 10pm start....



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2015-10-25 01:48:19

Each of the pieces on "Objects At An Exhibition" was commissioned as an individual composer's response to machines displayed in London's Science Museum. Most of these works began life during an open-ended bespoke tour of the museum's spaces. The six new works were premiered by Aurora Orchestra earlier this year in a walk through concert at the museum. On Sunday's BLUE, we listen to Thea Musgrave's "Power Play", which was inspired by steam engine parts she viewed in the Energy Room. Also coming our way tonight, Jon Hendricks, singing a Bobby Timmons anthem; guitarist Cal Scott; solo piano music by Ketil Bjornstad; a dedication by the late Lukas Foss; Pat Metheny with Brad Mehldau; Brian Farrell (see video) playing a piece that Steve Marsh dedicated to Harry Chapin; singer/songwriter Meldoy Gardot; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra performing music by Charles Ives; and the voice of Karin Krog on the haunting ”Wild Bird".



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