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
"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.
The links between Debussy & Ravel, and their string quartets—in each case, the only one that either would ever write.
A celebration of American ideas and ideals by Copland -- and fellow composers -- that gave expression to a sense of national character and purpose during wartime.
Whitman settings by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frederick Delius, Kurt Weill, Howard Hanson, John Adams, and Leonard Bernstein
How Vaughan Williams transformed his score for Scott of the Antarctic into his seventh symphony, the Sinfonia Antartica
Shakespeare’s tragic maid in works by Brahms, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Thomas, and more.
Wedding music by Bach, Wagner, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Goldmark, Grieg, Saint-Saens, and Maxwell Davies
The impact of French composer Leo Delibes on ballet music in general, and Tchaikovsky’s in particular.
Music about music — from Handel to Schubert, from Strauss to Mahler, from Vaughan Williams to Bernstein.
Was Handel's use of other composers' music "creative borrowing" -- or something worse?
Five works inspired by the music, people and scenery of Italy -- by Elgar, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, and Richard Strauss.
The hymns that inspired Vaughan Williams 'Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis,' and Aaron Copland's best-known work, 'Appalachian Spring.'
Flowers in music by Monteverdi, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Puccini, Prokofiev, and more.
Jazz influences in music by Gershwin, Ravel, Milhaud, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Copland, and Bernstein, among others
A pivotal year with works by Brahms, Wagner, Mahler, Grieg, Dvorak & Tchaikovsky