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2015-11-06 10:27:26

Formed in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars is an enlargement of Bang on a Can; tonight, Eamonn links the All-Stars line-up from a new double CD, "Big Beautiful Dark and Scary". Also coming our way this Friday, Christy Moore, among the Wicklow hills; English saxophonist Tim Garland from "If The Sea Replied"; vintage Andras Schiff, recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra; a new live album of music by former virtuoso bassist Eberhard Weber (who suffered a stroke in 2007 that impaired the left side of his body); singer-songwriter Richard Thompson; part of Geirr Tveitt's "Wedding Suite"; Joni Mitchell covered by 2 others; Joe Williams sings and Basie swings; we've a dash of Finnish tango courtesy of Pirjo Aittomaki et al (see video); some melodic Sibelius; Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Phil Collins; Italian jazz musician Stefano Bollani; a Goldberg Variation; and harmonica-player Brendan Power.

 

 

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

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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.

 

 

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

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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....

 

 

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