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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....

 

 

"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 10pm…

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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".

 

 

"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 10pm…

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2015-10-24 02:42:58

On Saturday's programme, Kenny Werner duets with Joyce Moreno; the New Zealand Chamber Orchestra plays a diversion for strings by Douglas Lilburn; we've Scottish harpist Caitriona McKay; new jazz by Aaraon Diehl; more from American composer Charles Ives; "Norwegian Wood", interpreted by guitarist Peter Walker; Nina Simone sings a Hoagy Carmichael song; Wilhem Latchoumia performs a Wagner fantasia for solo piano; Jack Teagarden considers the lyric "Why crave a penthouse, that's fit for a queen / You're nearer heaven on mother earth's green / If you had millions what would they all mean / One hundred years from today..."; the Jacques Thibaud String Trio (see video) performs a Beethoven serenade; Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys deliver a slice of low-key Cajun music; and we listen to a choral work by Peteris Sandstrom.

 

 

"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 10pm…

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2015-10-23 09:22:10

On tonight's programme, Jon Hopkins duets with Kenny Anderson, 2 artists perform Domenico Scarlatti material and George Harrison demos "Something"; the San Diego Chamber Orchestra plays a suite by Respighi, John Martyn walks to the water and Chet Baker gets lost; the BackBeat Percussion Quartet claps Steve Reich, Arthur Crudup sings like Elvis before Elvis (see video) and Henry Lowther features on a new recording by Colin Towns; The Soggy Bottom Boys interpret a sorrowful song, Josh White plays the blues and The Bang On A Can All-Stars tackle a work by Evan Ziporyn; Bill Evans is remembered from the 1970s (his entire Fantasy back catalogue is available in a 9-CD box set), Barbara sings her own "Chapeau Bas" and New Blood Orchestra is heard with - and without - Peter Gabriel; Betty Carter sings a Kurt Weill tune, Iceland's Emiliana Torrini covers one of her own and we've more music by Charles Ives.

 

 

"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 10pm…