Connections


    

Host Stephen Peithman explores ideas, themes and people shared by various classical works, Saturday afternoons at 4.

 

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

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 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.

Jan 04  The Winter Connection

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

Today's Show

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.

Recent Shows

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.

Nov 16  The Debussy-Chopin Connection

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

Nov 09  The Folk Song Connection

An exploration of two of Vaughan Williams' best-loved works, and the folk songs that inspired them.

Nov 02  The Rome Connection

The city of Rome in music by Respighi, Mozart, Berlioz, Strauss and more

Oct 26  The Demonic Connection

Ghosts, goblins and demons in music by Mussorgsky, Saint-Saens, Britten, Bernstein, and more.

Oct 19  The Clara Connection

Arguably the greatest pianist of her time, through her influence — direct and indirect — were written three of the great piano-and-orchestra works of the 19th century.

Oct 12  The Lunar Connection

The moon in music by Dvorak, Offenbach, Orff, Debussy, Beethoven, and more.
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