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2014-04-27 06:21:18

This Sunday night's BLUE includes Agnes Obel, from "Aventine"; movements from a sonata and a string symphony by Mendelssohn; 2 Jacques Brel songs; young jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant; the late Colin Davis conducting a major work by Hector Berlioz (see video); more original solo piano music from "Senses"; a re-invention of Manuel de Falla's "Nana"; a case of "Balkan Spirit" for Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI; and a Basie tribute from Pete York and friends.

 

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

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2014-04-26 02:02:11

On Saturday’s BLUE, Eamonn links Agnes Obel, from "Aventine"; part of a pastoral symphony by Vaughan Williams; British Sea Power's "Man Of Aran"; young jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant (see video); part of Edward Elgar's third symphony; another short sample from "Senses", a solo piano album by Cuban-born Omar Sosa; and Irish-based Kavorka, from the "Culture Shock" CD.

 

"The Blue Of The Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 11pm…

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2014-04-25 05:55:20

 

This Friday night, we'll hear Ella Fitzgerald in the company of Louis Armstrong; Amandine Savary perform a Bach toccata; singer-songwriters Roy Harper and William Fitzsimmons; new chamber jazz by Johannes Berauer; a selection from "Angel", a 2014 release from the pen of English composer Patrick Hawes (see video); more from Omar Sosa's recently-issued "Senses"; Anne Sophie Mutter's reading of Massenet's "Meditation"; a new live recording by Gretchen Parlato, an award-winning singer from the US; and part of Mahler's sixth symphony.

 

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

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2014-04-21 10:59:44

We close the Bank Holiday weekend with a piano sonata by George Enescu; former XTC guitarist Andy Partridge; Pekka Jalkanen's "Speira"; new Hammond organ jazz from Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart; a symphonic poem by Liszt; Bugge Wesseltoft from his latest, "OK World"; another sneak preview (specifically, a Chopin nocturne) of Stephen Hough’s forthcoming CD of solo piano music; ECM signings, the Colin Vallon Trio; Jack Teagarden with strings; and Eamonn also introduces the first of the week's selections by Cuban pianist Omar Sosa (see video).

 

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

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2014-04-20 09:46:25

On Easter Sunday, Eamonn presents old chestnuts - like Mr. Davis (see video) from "Miles Ahead" - as well as a number of new recordings, including Stephen Hough playing a Chopin nocturne; Hagai Shaham and Arnon Erez performing the slow movements of violin sonatas by Pizzetti and Castelnuovo-Tedesco; a selection from Patrick Hawes' recently-released "Angel"; the voice of Sue Rynhart, from a 2014 duet recording with bassist Dan Bodwell; another duo with a difference (piano plus guitar) by way of Gary Husband and Alex Machachek; music for strings by Joonas Kokkonen; Irish guitarist Pat Coldrick; young Irish jazz singer Emilie Conway; and the last of the week's samples from the recently-issued "Fixin' To Die”.

 

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