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Host Stephen Peithman explores ideas, themes and people shared by various classical works.

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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 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 Paganini Connection

The astonishing impact of Nicolo Paganini's 24th Caprice for Solo Violin


In Coming Weeks On Connections:

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The London Connection

Music written for and about the city of London


Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Rossini Connection

The tantalizing link between Gioachino Rossini and Franz Schubert


Saturday, January 03, 2015

The Fairy Tale Connection

Tales of enchantment in works by Mendelssohn, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Stravinsky, and others.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Winter Connection

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


Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Nutcracker Connection

The story behind the perennial holiday classic, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker


Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Hebraic Connection

Works by Ravel, Bloch, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Bernstein and more.


Saturday, December 06, 2014

The Nocturne Connection

An appreciation of the Nocturne, with music by Liszt, Field, Chopin, Borodin, Debussy, Copland, and more.


Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Trumpet Connection

Works for solo trumpet and orchestra by Purcell, Haydn, Copland, Hovhaness, and more.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

The New England Connection

New England in vocal, instrumental and orchestral works by American composers from the 17th to 20th centuries.