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"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 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.
LATEST SHOW | Saturday, January 24, 2015
The astonishing impact of Nicolo Paganini's 24th Caprice for Solo Violin
In Coming Weeks On Connections:
January 31, 2015
February 07, 2015
February 14, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Music written for and about the city of London
Saturday, January 10, 2015
The tantalizing link between Gioachino Rossini and Franz Schubert
Saturday, January 03, 2015
Tales of enchantment in works by Mendelssohn, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Stravinsky, and others.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Winter-inspired music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, and more.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
The story behind the perennial holiday classic, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Works by Ravel, Bloch, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Bernstein and more.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
An appreciation of the Nocturne, with music by Liszt, Field, Chopin, Borodin, Debussy, Copland, and more.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Works for solo trumpet and orchestra by Purcell, Haydn, Copland, Hovhaness, and more.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
New England in vocal, instrumental and orchestral works by American composers from the 17th to 20th centuries.