Host Stephen Peithman explores ideas, themes and people shared by various classical works, Saturday afternoons at 4.
4 p.m. Saturdays on the Music Station
"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 be told -- and a lot of great music, too."
Stephen has been contributing shows to Capital Public Radio since 1983, 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 non-musical plays.
The profound effect of the 19th century symbolist play Pelléas and Mélisande on Debussy, Faure, Schoenberg, Sibelius and others
Dvorak's unrequited love for a young woman would haunt him his entire life -- helping to shape many of his compositions, including the great Cello Concerto
A salute to the legendary ballet impresario, Sergei Diaghilev, and the great music he made possible--including works by Ravel & Stravinsky
A fugal festival from Baroque to Modern
The surprising origins of the Baroque suite
Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, with Noel Coward, Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra with Dame Edna Everage, and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Boris Karloff.
Winter-inspired music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, and more.
Winter-inspired music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, and more. Airing December 28th, at 4 pm on the Music Station.
Instrumental works for the season by Corelli, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Grainger, Bartok, and more. Airs December 24th at 5pm on the Music Station.
Instrumental and choral works for the season -- from ancient to modern, from stately to sprightly, in a pastoral mood. Airs December 21st at 4 pm on the Music Station.
Stories behind well-known Christmas songs— including “Silent Night,” “Joy to the World” and “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen,” airs December 14th at 4 pm on the Music Station.
The surprising story of how Handel's "Messiah" came to be. Airs December 7th at 4 pm on the Music Station.
Hebraic themes and styles in works by Ravel, Bloch, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Bernstein, and more. Airing November 30th at 4 pm, on the Music Station.
New England in vocal, instrumental and orchestral works by American composers from the 17th to 20th centuries.