Host Stephen Peithman explores ideas, themes and people shared by various classical works, Saturday afternoons at 4.
"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.
Instrumental works for the season by Corelli, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Grainger, Bartok, and more. Airs December 24th at 5pm on the Music Station.
Winter-inspired music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, and more. Airing December 28th, at 4 pm on the Music Station.
Winter-inspired music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, and more.
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.
Chopin’s influence on Debussy as he developed his own, utterly individual style.
An exploration of two of Vaughan Williams' best-loved works, and the folk songs that inspired them.
The city of Rome in music by Respighi, Mozart, Berlioz, Strauss and more
Ghosts, goblins and demons in music by Mussorgsky, Saint-Saens, Britten, Bernstein, and more.
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.
The moon in music by Dvorak, Offenbach, Orff, Debussy, Beethoven, and more.