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2015-11-13 00:31:10

Here's hoping this Friday the thirteenth goes well for the boys in green out Sarajevo way. We'll be winding down from the soccer qualifier with the sound of The Cinematic Orchestra; Wynton Marsalis' performance of a Billy Strayhorn ballad; Martin Carthy, with a begging song; 2 pieces by Aaron Copland; a slice of Americana courtesy of Gillian Welch, Yo-Yo Ma and Anonymous 4; concept album Kate Bush (see video), circa 1985; Norwegian-born lutenist Rolf Lieslevand; New Orleans jazz musician Terence Blanchard, from his requiem for Hurricane Katrina; part of a Mozart string quartet; santoor-player Shivkumar Sharma; songs by Artho and Woody Guthrie; part of a cello sonata by Fauré; hang-player Manu Delago; Keith Jarrett, recorded live in Tokyo; and Jordi Savall from "La Lira D'Esperia II".



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2015-11-12 01:34:09

This Thursday night, Eamonn presents Ian Anderson, singing of a bazaar in Broadford; a famous adagio composed by 20th-century musicologist and Albinoni biographer Remo Giazotto, supposedly based on a discovered manuscript fragment; Cameroon's Blick Bassy and his unusual sonic concoction of guitar, cello, banjo and trombone; John Surman, on Staddon Heights; part of a choral work scored for young singers by Bob Chilcott (see video); English jazz trumpeter Bryan Corbett; a sample from the latest recording by Vincent Segal and Ballaké Sissoko; Gerald Barry's "The One-Armed Pianist"; a Britten diversion for piano left hand; singer-songwriters Tim Hardin, Patty Griffin, Olivia Chaney and Elliott Smith; new music by Finnish jazz trumpeter Verneri Pohjola; pianistic Grieg; and another solo piano performance by Keith Jarrett.



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

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2015-11-11 17:43:18

Eamonn presents more solo piano from this week’s featured artist Keith Jarrett. Wednesday's line-up also includes the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, from a recent 2-CD collection of works by Arvo Part; John Cale, setting free a pigeon that's powdering up the air in his chimney; trio jazz by Liam Noble, Jasper Hoiby and Mark Lockheart; Anoushka Shankar, from "Traveller"; Stanford, re-invented by Patrick Hawes; guitarists Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd, revealing a little Brazilian soul; Steve Cooney, playing a welcome tune; original music by Barcelona-born guitarist José Luis Montón; Bach recorded by András Schiff and Britten Sinfonia; Little Walter (see video), considering the sad hours; E.S.T., regarding the thoughts of a septuagenarian; avant garde cellist Julia Kent; and a ballad impromptu by New Zealander Alan Broadbent.



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

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2015-11-08 15:19:55

Tonight, Alfred Brendel performs a Schubert piano sonata; Pat Metheny performs Lennon/McCartney; Chick Corea and Béla Fleck tackle a melody by Dutilleux; mezzo soprano Anne Sofie Von Otter (see video) duets with Brad Mehldau on a Joni Mitchell song, while Fred Hersch plays "Both Sides Now" on solo piano; Bert Jansch teams up with John Renbourne; Iarla Ó Lionáird sings of freedom; the BBC Scottish Symphony offers up a suite by William Wallace; young jazz musician Pablo Held interprets Bartok; Jon Sanders plays a variety of ukuleles; Ralph McTell sings about a clown; we hear a reading of Einar Englund's "The White Reindeer" by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra; Kenny Werner, accompanying singer Joyce Moreno; Brian Blade, collaborating with Danilo Pérez and John Patitucci; and Neil Young, from "After The Goldrush".



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2015-11-07 02:19:41

This Saturday night, we'll listen to Joni Mitchell, on the occasion of her 72nd birthday; Kate McGarry's version of "The Priest"; works by Terry Riley and David Lang; Eleni Karaindrou's soundtrack for the modern Greek adaptation of "Medea"; the Finnish harmonica quartet Svang; an Icelandic folk song performed by The Hamrahlid Choir; folk music by Kate Rusby and Southern Tenant Folk Union; part of a cello sonata by Charles Alkan; American vocalists René Marie (see video) and Cécile McLorin Salvant; John Ottman's movie music for "The Usual Suspects"; a jazzy tune named "Mr Kobayashi"; Simon & Garfunkel's acoustic "Sound Of Silence"; a Britten "masterpiece for piano left hand"; Misha Mullov-Abbado from his latest CD "New Ansonia"; and part of the "Il Postino" movie soundtrack.



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