Connections

HOSTED BY: Stephen Peithman

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 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.  More...

  • For a list of recordings used in each program, click on the program's title below, after the program has aired.
  • Upcoming shows are listed under "Featured," below

LATEST SHOW | Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Masked Connection

Musical masquerades by Strauss, Schumann, Berlioz, Verdi, Prokofiev, and more.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Orpheus Connection

The legend of Orpheus—in music by Monteverdi, Haydn, Gluck, Liszt, Offenbach, Stravinsky—and more

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Saturday, October 04, 2014

The Prokofiev-Haydn Connection

Sergei Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony--and the symphonies of Joseph Haydn that inspired it

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Scottish Connection

Music inspired by Scotland -- from Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Haydn, Berlioz, Bruch, Debussy, Arnold, and Maxwell Davies

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Forest Connection

The forest in music by Wagner, Mahler, Strauss, Debussy, Orff, Britten, and more.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Comedy Connection

Anna Russell’s classic commentaries on the bagpipe, coloratura sopranos, and Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung.

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

The Incidental Connection

Theatrical works by Purcell, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Grieg, and Vaughan Williams

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

The New York Connection

A celebration of the Big Apple in works by Gershwin, Carpenter, Copland, Bernstein and mor

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Pavane Connection

The pavane, from 16th century France to modern-day America

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Funeral Connection

Funeral marches for a real queen, a fictional prince, a puppet, a parrot, and more

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