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2014-07-29 23:02:17

Eamonn was in London earlier today, meeting commissioning editors from BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. Weather terrific, company interesting.

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2014-07-27 08:53:44

The surname Granados - we're told - translates from the Spanish as "distinguished". On Sunday's BLUE, we'll listen to 2 distinguished pieces of music by Enrique Granados, who was born in Spain on this very day in 1867. Also coming our way tonight, new jazz from Hamburg guitarist Andreas Dopp; a selection from a new recording of Prokofiev violin sonatas by Alina Ibragimova (see video) and Steven Osborne; a sample from the 2014 debut CD by German trumpeter Benny Brown; choral octet voces 8, from the newly-issued "Eventide"; more Piazzolla featuring bandonéon-player Pablo Mainetti; jazz singer/songwriter Karen Mantler; the final two recordings of the week by Talich Quartet; and ECM artist Maria Pia De Vito with Francois Couturier, Anja Lechner and Michele Rabbia. 

 

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2014-07-26 09:54:25

 

This Saturday night on BLUE, we'll hear Lalo Schifrin's impressions of his own, and Debussy's, music; Anne Sofie von Otter duetting with Brad Mehldau; Arvo Part x 2; Billy Bragg's "Tommorow's Going To Be A Better Day"; a Bragg tune on the new solo piano CD by Elan Mehler (specifically, "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"); melancholy courtesy of Chet Baker - see video - and Tim Buckley; more Talich Quartet, including a Mendelssohn fugue; we've a Mendelssohn piece performed on piano; plus singer/songwriters Laura Veirs and Agnes Obel.

 

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2014-07-25 00:58:19

On Friday's BLUE, jazz trumpeter Sean Jones performs a Stephen Sondheim melody; we hear recently made available releases of chamber music by Claude Debussy, Gabriel Dupont and George Onslow (the so-called "French Beethoven"); Maria Joao Pires and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, from a new recording of 2 Beethoven piano concertos; the late Charlie Haden duetting with Hank Jones; performing a tune by Beatle Paul, guitarist John Williams (see video, from 12:05, in the mountains above Malaga with former Kinsale resident Keith Floyd); we've more Talich Quartet; and a selection from a 2014 solo piano CD by Elan Mehler.

 

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2014-07-20 20:11:26

Tonight's BLUE should provide the perfect wind-down whether you've been following Rory McIlroy's golfing exploits in The Wirral or not: we'll listen to suites by Jules Massenet and Edvard Grieg; singer-songwriter Patty Griffin (see video); a new solo piano recording by Elan Mehler; solo Ferran Savall, a son of Jordi Savall and Montserrat Figueras, and brother of Arianna; birthday boy Carlos Santana; pieces by Janacek and Lutoslavski; Satchmo with the Oscar Peterson Quartet; new jazz from Sean Jones (a former lead trumpeter with the Jazz At Lincoln Centre Orchestra); and our final recordings of the week from guitarist Julian Bream.

 

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