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2013-07-30 00:43:22


This Tuesday, we'll hear the usual blend of the relaxing and stimulating: Nina interprets a Hoagy song; Gidon Kremer performs an Octet by George Enescu; Florian Fricke plays solo and on a film soundtrack with Popol Vuh; we've a reading of Duke Ellington's "Solitude" by Allen Toussaint and Marc Ribot; part of Oliver Knussen's "Prayer Bell Sketch"; new music by the Japanese-born electric guitarist Kazumi Watanabe (see video); balafon-player Lansiné Kouyaté; George Templeton Strong's "Chorale On A Theme Of Leo Hassler"; bluesman Mississippi John Hurt; a selection from the forthcoming debut release by Irish singer Aoife Doyle; and more choral music by Eric Whitacre.



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2013-07-29 00:46:06


This Monday night, we'll hear Josef Suk's G Minor piano quintet; jazz trumpeter Tore Johansen; harpist Maeve Gilchrist; Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun; more choral music by Eric Whitacre (see video); Frank Sinatra sings "Angel Eyes"; part of "Tubular Bells" ("2 slightly distorted guitars!", anyone?); The Blue Nile, from "High"; 3 minutes of a Stravinsky ballet; Maddy Prior & June Tabor (a.k.a. The Silly Sisters); solo piano by Hans Otte; Betty Carter sings a song by Kurt Weill; and Beatlegras (i.e. The Fab Four given a bluegrass twist). 



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2013-07-28 00:54:43


On Sunday's BLUE, we've Dieter Ilg's jazz trio, playing music by Richard Wagner; part of a movie soundtrack by Dario Marianelli; the Doucet brothers from Lafayette; tangos by Astor Piazolla and André Previn; jazzy, ex-Gillan keyboard-player Colin Towns; Irish artists Cara Dillon (see video) and Dylan Tighe; Richard Strauss' impressions "On The Shore of Sorrento"; Dave Brubeck with - and without - Jimmy Rushing; singer-songwriter Bill Callahan; 2 more choral works by Eric Whitacre; Charlie Haden recorded with Chet Baker and Enrico Pieranunzi; and a reading of Arvo Part's "Summa" by the Dublin Guitar Quartet.


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2013-07-27 01:04:35


Saturday's BLUE contains music by Enriqué Granados, on the anniversary of his birth; the extraordinary sound of Cajun fiddler Harry Choates; a tune about Jimmy Cobb's sister "Eleanor", in advance of the legendary jazz drummer's live appearance in Dublin on Tuesday; Robert Fripp and Theo Travis (see video) "Return To Saturn"; and Vladimir Ashkenazy plays Mussorgsky. We'll also hear ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett; 3 recordings featuring the harp (including one from Stevie Wonder's "Songs In The Key Of Life" release); samples of 2 choral works by Eric Whitacre, a composer who's being featured on the programme this week; and a re-invention of a Feist song by the Julia Hulsmann Quartet. 


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

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2013-07-26 00:05:16


Expect the usual blend of light and shade on this Friday’s BLUE: James Ehnes plays a violin concerto by Benjamin Britten; we've Eliza Carthy backed by The Ratcatchers; singer-songwriter Laura Veirs; German band Can, from the CD re-issue of "Ege Bamyasi"; Quatuor Modigliani, with a new recording of a Saint-Saens string quartet; Peter Gabriel, accompanied by the New Blood Orchestra; bassist Arild Andersen with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra; Gerry O'Beirne duetting with Rosie Shipley; a version of "Black Is The Colour" by Django Bates; the voice of Antonio Zambujo (see video); guitarist Juan Martin plays Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"; and more from Amiina.


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