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2014-05-31 00:50:28

 

We close the month with music by a Hollywood actor/director who celebrates his 84th birthday today (clue: "Dirty Harry"); a composition by Marin Marais, born on this very day in 1656; Billy Joel material tackled by Tommy Emmanuel (see video), a virtuoso guitarist from Australia who turns 59 today; the voice of Antonio Zambujo; solo piano from Sir Roland Hanna; part of Tchaikovsky's 3rd symphony; Big Bill Broonzy's "Key To The Highway"; jazzers Sue Rynhart and Tord Gustavsen; and another recording by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

 

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2014-05-30 10:04:05

On this Friday's BLUE, we hear Circle of Sound (see video), a.k.a. Soumik Datta and Bernhard Schimpelsberger; 3 recordings featuring Norah Jones; Paul Lewis, from a new 2-CD set of late piano sonatas by Franz Schubert; Myra Davies in Burroughs' Bunker; part of a work for the London Sinfonietta by Larry Goves (who plays electronics with the house of bedlam); Harry "Sweets" Edison, swinging some Tom Jobim; singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III, Ane Brun and Lisa O'Neill; 3 x Bach; the Wraight Webster Ensemble; and another recording by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

 

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2014-05-25 08:14:06

 

On Sunday's show, we dip into a new release of Chopin piano concertos performed by Nikolai Lugansky (see video) and Sinfonia Varsovia; hear new music from Irish-based violinist Claudia Schwab; listen to Toumani Diabaté, in advance of June dates in Ireland; some symphonic Beethoven; Irish guitarist Tommy Halferty; the voice of Eamon Keane; 2 x Jimmy Rowles, a musician who backed Billie Holiday and gave piano lessons to Diana Krall; pianist Ivan Ilic plays some Scriabin; and we listen to the last of the week's selections from Christine Tobin's "A Thousand Kisses Deep". 

 

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2014-05-24 10:24:02

 

On  BLUE this Saturday night, we hear Estonian choir Heinavanker; birthday boy Bob Dylan; the eldest daughter of Johnny Cash (Roseanne, who celebrates a birthday today); Dublin band 3epkano; some orchestral Debussy; solo piano by Cuban-born Omar Sosa; Russian concert pianist Grigory Sokolov; Agnes Obel (see video), from her new album "Aventine"; a serenade for strings by Elgar; another selection from "A Thousand Kisses Deep", a CD we've been airing each night this week; a song from a film score by long-time Irish resident, Charles Stephen Lawrence Parker; and part of a string quartet by Johann Kalliwoda. 

 

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2014-05-23 06:24:18

 

On Friday's BLUE, Eamonn presents Aphex Twin's "Rhubarb"; Yo-Yo Ma, performing part of a work Ennio Morricone wrote for "The Mission", Rene Marie's reading of a famous John Lennon song; a re-invention of Pentangle's "Light Flight"; 2 x Dowland; the voice of Portuguese fado singer Ana Moura; another selection from "A Thousand Kisses Deep", the new CD by Christine Tobin (see video) ; 2 x Ravel, including "Daphnis et Chloe"; sax-player Art Pepper (who listed "Daphnis et Chloe" among his favourite pieces of music) from an album with strings; Flamenco guitarist Juan Martín; a fusion of Spanish Flamenco and Baroque that you'll find on the newly-issued "Las idas y las vueltas"; 2013 Krista Detor; plus guitarist Michael Hedges. 

 

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