Connections

HOSTED BY: Stephen Peithman

Host Stephen Peithman explores ideas, themes and people shared by various classical works.

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Peithman"On Connections we focus on works that display a strong influence of another work or composer, that draw directly from other works or share 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.

LATEST SHOW | Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Debussy-Chopin Connection

Chopin’s influence on Debussy as he developed his own, utterly individual style

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In Coming Weeks On Connections:

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Avian Connection II

More musical flights of fancy--from Mozart & Handel to Ravel & Stravinsky, and beyond

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Saturday, February 07, 2015

The Romeo & Juliet Connection

Romeo and Juliet in works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, Bernstein and more

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Macbeth Connection

Shakespeare's Macbeth in works by Beethoven, Verdi, Strauss, Sullivan, Ibert, Walton, and more

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Paganini Connection

The astonishing impact of Nicolo Paganini's 24th Caprice for Solo Violin

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

The London Connection

Music written for and about the city of London

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Rossini Connection

The tantalizing link between Gioachino Rossini and Franz Schubert

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Saturday, January 03, 2015

The Fairy Tale Connection

Tales of enchantment in works by Mendelssohn, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Stravinsky, and others.

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Winter Connection

Winter-inspired music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, and more.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Nutcracker Connection

The story behind the perennial holiday classic, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker

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