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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 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 comedies & dramas.
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LATEST SHOW | Saturday, September 27, 2014
Music inspired by Scotland -- from Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Haydn, Berlioz, Bruch, Debussy, Arnold, and Maxwell Davies
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The forest in music by Wagner, Mahler, Strauss, Debussy, Orff, Britten, and more.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Anna Russell’s classic commentaries on the bagpipe, coloratura sopranos, and Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung.
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Theatrical works by Purcell, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Grieg, and Vaughan Williams
Saturday, August 30, 2014
A celebration of the Big Apple in works by Gershwin, Carpenter, Copland, Bernstein and mor
Saturday, August 23, 2014
The pavane, from 16th century France to modern-day America
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Funeral marches for a real queen, a fictional prince, a puppet, a parrot, and more
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Another trip to the sea, with works by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and more.
Saturday, August 02, 2014
The incredible story of Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm during the First World War, and selections from some of the famous works written for him to play with his left hand.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
The story behind "God Save the King" and the tune that has served as "America" and the German national anthem