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2015-12-04 07:02:32

On Friday's BLUE, we'll listen to La Ritarata perform music from the 18th century; 2 x Ewan MacColl; Wynton Marsalis with the Orion String Quartet; singer-songwriter Lisa O'Neill; a harp concerto by Henriette Renié; Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio, playing a tune associated with Bette Midler; French chanteuse Barbara; Dowland's "La Mia Barbara"; part of a jazz suite inspired by a Dylan Thomas radio drama; separate recordings by Beth Orton (see video) and her husband Sam Amidon; more from Romanian pianist Radu Lupu; and a solo piano reading of John Lennon's "Real Love", which you may know from a TV advertising campaign back in 2014.



"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 9:30pm (approx)...

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2015-11-29 09:53:58

On Sunday's BLUE, we'll hear part of a Mendelssohn string trio; Charlie Haden with Geri Allen and Paul Motian; Bessie Smith and her "Kitchen Man"; "Oriental" music by Granados; a youthful Paul Brady, inclined to ramble; Dvorak's "Silent Woods"; more from Felip Carbonell's new double CD; 2 songs by Paul Buchanan (of The Blue Nile); a solo piano work by Harald Saeverud, one of Norway's most admired composers of the 20th century (see video); re-issued Joachim Kuhn; Irish cellist-cum-singer Naomi Berrill; Patricia Barber, crooning about a "Silent Partner"; and Max Richter, on the nature of daylight.



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

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2015-11-28 01:36:57

Cameroonian Blick Bassy recorded a session in homage to Skip James that was never intended for commercial release. By chance, the studio he booked was located directly below the No Format! offices. Its label head Laurent Bizot happened to hear the results, and urged Bassy to record enough material for an entire album. We'll listen to a sample from "Ako" tonight. Also coming our way this Saturday night, part of Leos Janacek's orchestral suite "The Cunning Little Vixen"; Rory Gallagher with Juan Martin; singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom (see video); English folk artist Lisa Knapp; Richard Galliano, performing a Bach sonata; part of C.P.E. Bach's D Major concerto for flute and strings; vintage jazz by Kenny Dorham; more from the debut by Felip Carbonell; and Cuneiform recording artists Le Rex.



 "The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 10:40pm…

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2015-11-27 00:55:38

Wilhelm Stenhammar was a  largely self-taught pianist, composer and conductor from Stockholm. This late 19th, early 20th, century artist created songs, choral works, orchestral, chamber and solo pieces that have dated well. On Friday's BLUE, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic interpret Stenhammar's "Mellanspel" (Interlude). Also tonight, Clark Terry caresses a Johnny Mandel ballad; Eamonn Cagney performs part of his own "Holy Island"; violinist Nicola Benedetti features on an RTÉ Concert Orchestra recording of a work by Brian Byrne; Ahmad Jamal accompanies the late Shirley Horn; Brad Mehldau backs mezzo soprano Anne Sofie Von Otter; Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal pool their resources once again; bluesman Little Milton (see video) begs to be satisfied; there's the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, from "Tveitt - A Hundred Hardanger Tunes"; movie music by Dario Marianelli; more from the debut by guitarist - and occasional singer - Felip Carbonell; new jazz by drummer/bandleader Bill Stewart; and the Kronos Quartet play music by Bryce Dessner.


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

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2015-11-26 00:00:30

Tonight, Itzhak Perlman and André Previn perform a Scott Joplin serenade; accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier teams up with nyckelharpa-player Marco Ambrosini; The Unthanks sing a song from the shipyards; Valentin and Roxana Gheorghiu perform Poulenc; we've jazz trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer; multi-instrumentalist Hakon Kornstad; lutenist Rolf Lislevand (see video), from the newly-available "Scaramanzia"; there's the late Karen Dalton, from the re-issue of "In My Own Time"; double bassist Dieter Ilg, performing Wagner; Mark Anthony McGrath, playing a 13-string guitar; we continue to feature Sligo resident Felip Carbonell from his first solo project; Swiss-Albanian jazz singer Elina Duni; instrumental jazz by a Swiss quintet that has tuba and trombone in its line-up; Aurora Orchestra plays Gerald Barry's "The One-Armed Pianist"; there's Jodie Landau with the Graduale Nobili choir; the slow movement of a piano concerto by Baptiste Trotignon; late career Chet Baker; and Hesperion XXI exude some Balkan spirit.



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