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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".

 

 

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

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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…

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2015-11-06 10:27:26

Formed in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars is an enlargement of Bang on a Can; tonight, Eamonn links the All-Stars line-up from a new double CD, "Big Beautiful Dark and Scary". Also coming our way this Friday, Christy Moore, among the Wicklow hills; English saxophonist Tim Garland from "If The Sea Replied"; vintage Andras Schiff, recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra; a new live album of music by former virtuoso bassist Eberhard Weber (who suffered a stroke in 2007 that impaired the left side of his body); singer-songwriter Richard Thompson; part of Geirr Tveitt's "Wedding Suite"; Joni Mitchell covered by 2 others; Joe Williams sings and Basie swings; we've a dash of Finnish tango courtesy of Pirjo Aittomaki et al (see video); some melodic Sibelius; Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Phil Collins; Italian jazz musician Stefano Bollani; a Goldberg Variation; and harmonica-player Brendan Power.

 

 

"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 10:15pm (approx)

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2015-11-01 10:07:00

Into the month of November tonight with seasonal offerings by Joby Talbot, Norman Blake and Manu Katché; we'll hear 2 from Max Richter, including another from his latest for Deutsche Grammophon; young German jazz pianist Pablo Held (see video) leads his own trio on a session that interprets Rachmaninov, Tosca, Scriabin et al; also coming our way this Sunday, Donegal fiddler Bríd Harper, from her eponymous release; Red Note Ensemble performs a work by Glaswegian composer Eddie McGuire; we'll listen to new jazz by double bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado - with husband and wife chamber musicians Matthew Barley and Viktoria Mullova - Kaos Protokoll and Drifter; Martha Argerich plays a little Beethoven; there's an hommage to Eberhard Weber; and part of "Locke's Theatre" by contemporary composer Ryan Wigglesworth.

 

 

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