August 8, 2015
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"On Connections we focus on music that draws directly from other works or composers, or shares a common theme or inspiration," explains host Stephen Peithman. "There are great stories to tell -- and great music, too."
Stephen has been contributing shows to Capital Public Radio since 1984, first with Musical Stages, and now, Connections. He is the author of The Annotated Tales of Edgar Allan Poe and seven theatre-related books. A singer since his early years, he has performed with chamber ensembles, as a soloist, and as a performer in opera and musical theatre, as well as comedies & dramas. More...
- For a list of recordings used in each program, click on the program's title below, after the program has aired.
August 15, 2015
August 22, 2015
LATEST SHOW | Saturday, August 01, 2015
An exploration of two of Vaughan Williams' best-loved works--The Fantasia on Greensleeves and English Folk Songs Suite--and the folk music that inspired them.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances--and the original Renaissance lute pieces that inspired him
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Music for and about children by Mozart, Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, Elgar, Bartok and more
Saturday, July 11, 2015
How composers from around the world have celebrated the world's great waterways—from the Rhine to the Amazon, from the Mississippi to the Danube
Saturday, July 04, 2015
A celebration of American ideas and ideals by Aaron Copland and fellow composers during World War II
Saturday, June 27, 2015
A look at how the scherzo came to be——and what it unexpectedly became
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Works for organ and orchestra, by Handel, Haydn, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Copland, and more.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Some rather extraordinary patrons of music--and the works they inspired.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Film music by Thomson, Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev, Alfven, Walton, and Copland
Saturday, May 30, 2015
How Charles Ives, Alexander Borodin, and Henry VIII (among others) managed to turn out some pretty impressive music in their spare time