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2015-12-12 08:45:18

On Saturday's BLUE, we'll listen to seasonal fare that derives from Laurence Hobgood, Anne Marie O'Farrell, John Lennon, Charles Brown, Howard Skempton (see video), Horslips and Tchaikovsky; less topical turns from Savourna Stevenson, Domenico Scarlatti, Richard Pinhas, Pat Metheny, Frank Bridge, Robin Williamson, Linnea Olsson and Carl Nielsen; more Bill Evans on Fantasy Records; 3 from Ol' Blue Eyes on the day that's in it; and David Lang's "Sunray".



"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 10:20pm (approx)

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2015-12-11 01:06:32

This Friday, John Surman plays with a big band; Bela Fleck jingles all the way; Craig Ogden performs an inspired instrumental by Howard Goodall; and Nik Bartsch (see video) is live with Ronin. We hear 2 x Prokofiev; Jeff Buckley's "Satisfied Mind"; Margot Daly and Michael Buckley from "It Is What It Is"; and a viola concerto composed in 2005 by Karol Beffa. Tonight's attractions also include a jazz guitar "White Christmas"; one from a CD of piano compositions by Avner Dorman; overdubbed Marvin Ayres; Bill Evans, re-issued from the 1970s; Bonnie Prince Billy, letting go; and pianist Jon Nakamatsu.



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

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2015-12-10 05:06:36

This Thursday night, we listen to the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, performing a Christmas Suite; new jazz by bassist/composer Misha Mullov-Abbado; Arthur Jeffes, continuing where his father left off with the Penguin Café Orchestra; we hear four Finnish harmonica-players, a.k.a. Svang; Peter Stampfel singing of “Goodbye To Booze”; more from the re-issue of the Bill Evans back catalogue on Fantasy Records; Philip Aaberg, playing a Bach prelude; Letizia Romiti, interpreting a Bach pastorale on church organ; jazz vocalist Kate McGarry, on the subject of the man she loves; and a rendition of “Jack Frost” by Waterson Carthy (see video).



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2015-12-06 09:37:44

On Sunday's BLUE, Talich Quartet play part of a string quartet by Johann Kalliwoda; Bugge Wesseltoft delivers movement seventeen; Caentano Veloso sings a song you may know from a particular Pedro Almodóvar movie; we hear Debussy's orchestration of a famous Satie melody; as well as Roy Harper's "East Of The Sun"; Paul Hillier directs the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Cassandra Wilson knows all about love; John Surman relates a tale of the ancient; and Radu Lupu interprets Beethoven; we've new jazz from Aaron Diehl; the ambient strains of Stephan Micus; part of a piano prelude by Baptiste Trotignon; the Ellington orchestra plays a little blues in orbit; Punch Brothers (see video) sing of "Missy"; and the Irish Chamber Orchestra perform music by Morton Gould.



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2015-12-05 13:58:52

Lidija Bizjak attended the Music Academy in Belgrade before going on to study formally at the Paris Conservatoire. In 2002, she founded a piano duo with her sister Sanja (someone who'd publicly performed Haydn's Keyboard Concerto in D Major with the Belgrade Philharmonic when she was just 7 years of age). This Saturday, the siblings (see video) play a sonata for 2 pianos by Igor Stravinsky. Also coming our way tonight, Stan Getz with Gerry Mulligan; singer-songwriter David Sylvian; modern classical music by Rob Keeley; kora-player Ballaké Sissoko; a lament by Chris Potter; an elegy by Elliot Carter; a huffin' and puffin' Ray Nance; John Lee Hooker's "Tupelo Blues"; lutenist Robert Barto; Ry Cooder's "My Dwarf Is getting Tired"; Basie swings while Ray Charles sings of the long and winding road; Radu Lupu performs Grieg; there's a song by Marissa Nadler; and Ukranian pianist/composer Lubomyr Melnyk.



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