Connections


    

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

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 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.


Upcoming Shows

Feb 01  The Pelleas Connection

The profound effect of the 19th century symbolist play Pelléas and Mélisande on Debussy, Faure, Schoenberg, Sibelius and others

Feb 08  The Love Connection

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

Feb 15  The Diaghilev Connection I

A salute to the legendary ballet impresario, Sergei Diaghilev, and the great music he made possible--including works by Ravel & Stravinsky

Today's Show

Jan 25  The Fugue Connection

A fugal festival from Baroque to Modern

Recent Shows

Jan 18  The Dance Suite Connection

The surprising origins of the Baroque suite

Jan 11  The Young Person's Connection

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.

Jan 04  The Winter Connection

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

Dec 28  The Winter Connection

Winter-inspired music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, and more. Airing December 28th, at 4 pm on the Music Station.

Dec 24  The Christmas Connection

Instrumental works for the season by Corelli, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Grainger, Bartok, and more. Airs December 24th at 5pm on the Music Station.

Dec 21  The Pastoral Connection

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.

Dec 14  The Carol Connection 2

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.

Dec 07  The Messiah Connection

The surprising story of how Handel's "Messiah" came to be. Airs December 7th at 4 pm on the Music Station.

Nov 30  The Hebraic Connection

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.

Nov 23  The New England Connection

New England in vocal, instrumental and orchestral works by American composers from the 17th to 20th centuries.
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