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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, May 23, 2015
Works by Gottschalk, Joplin, Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, and more, inspired by the music of Mexico and Cuba
In Coming Weeks On Connections:
May 30, 2015
June 06, 2015
June 13, 2015
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
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Concertos that composers have fashioned for instruments that are just a bit out of the ordinary
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Saturday, April 04, 2015
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.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Mistaken composer attributions of the classical music repertoire—some the result of carelessness, others due to honest mistakes—and a few cases of outright fabrication.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
A celebration of trains and railways in classical music