July 4, 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.
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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
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Works by Gottschalk, Joplin, Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, and more, inspired by the music of Mexico and Cuba
Saturday, May 16, 2015
The fascinating links between George Gershwin & Maurice Ravel
Saturday, May 09, 2015
How one book inspired Berlioz, Liszt, Wagner--indeed, an entire generation of composers
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Music based on the writings of Sir Walter Scott, by Schubert, Rossini, Berlioz, and Bizet, among others
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Music of Spring, by Morley, Vivaldi, Schumann, Debussy, Sibelius, Orff, and Strauss