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2013-08-31 00:56:35


On Saturday's BLUE, Stan Tracey performs Monk; the Balanescu Quartet play Kraftwerk; Grieg's music is interpreted by WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and Leif Ove Andsnes; Steve Howe plays one of his own tunes; Conspirare sing a new choral work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts (see video); Jurgen Friedrich conducts the Sequenza String Orchestra; and we'll hear sax-player Art Pepper accompanied by Miles Davis players Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb.


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

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2013-08-30 06:24:51


Ivan Ilic performs Debussy's "Des pas sur la neige"; Orchestra National de Lyon play the opening movement of Debussy's "Petite Suite"; sax-player "Sandi" Kuhn leads a jazz session for German label Jazz N Arts; Johnny Cash sings a Rod McKuen song; Quatuor Talich play a fugue by Mendelssohn; we hear Pat Metheny interpret a tune by Keith Jarrett; singer-songwriter Otis Taylor (see video); lutenist Paul O'Dette, from a recent release; also coming our way tonight, pianist Lenny Marcus, jazzing up Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"; more from this week's featured artist, guitar-player Tony McManus; the late Eydie Gormé sings material by Thelonious Monk; and Poland's Ecstasy Project Trio perform tasty crossover music for violin and electric guitar.


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

The Lyric Concert

2013-08-29 00:07:58


Eamonn sits in for Paul Herriot tonight to present live music recorded at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on July 18th last: the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra playing Beethoven's 5th and Cello Concerto In B Minor by Dvorak (pictured)…



"The Lyric Concert" - RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 8pm...

The Lyric Concert

2013-08-27 23:17:30


Eamonn sits in for Paul Herriot tonight to present a concert from this year's West Cork Chamber Festival… Benjamin Britten's String Quartets Nos. 1,2 & 3, recorded at St Brendan's Church, Bantry on the afternoon of June 29th, 2013...


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"The Lyric Concert" - RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 8pm...

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2013-08-25 01:15:14


On Sunday's BLUE, we've a vocalese version of a famous Art Blakey tune; Nash Ensemble, interpreting recent works by Alexander Goehr; Dave Swarbrick with Martin Carthy; 2 instrumental pieces by John Metcalfe; Art Pepper (see video) recorded live with the Buddy Rich Big Band; Bach performed by guitarist Tony McManus (our BLUE TUNES feature all this week); instrumental Woody Guthrie; Alfred Brendel, playing music by Schubert; Joe "It's Different For Girls" Jackson performing a nocturne; and we'll hear not 1 but 2 Tormés - father and son, Mel and James.


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