September 5, 2015
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"On Connections we focus on music that draws directly from other works or composers, or shares a common theme or inspiration," explains host Stephen Peithman. "How did Chopin influence Debussy? How have composers described mountains, rivers, oceans, trees and birds in musical terms? In what ways have literary creations--including the works of Shakespeare--been transformed into music? What are Adagios and Scherzos, and how have composers put them to use?"
Stephen has been contributing shows to Capital Public Radio since 1984, first with Musical Stages, and now, Connections. More...
- For a list of recordings used in each program, click on the program's title below, after the program has aired.
September 12, 2015
September 19, 2015
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Folk dance as a nationalist expression in works by Brahms, Liszt, Chopin, Dvorak, Grieg, Bartok, Arnold, and more
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Paris in the music of Jacques Offenbach, Frederick Delius, Jacques Ibert, Franz Lehar, George Gershwin, and more
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Works inspired by—or thought to have been inspired by—Shakespeare's The Tempest,
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Underwater life in vocal, instrumental and orchestral works by Schubert, Saint-Saens, Debussy, Mahler, and more
Saturday, August 01, 2015
An exploration of two of Vaughan Williams' best-loved works--The Fantasia on Greensleeves and English Folk Songs Suite--and the folk music that inspired them.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances--and the original Renaissance lute pieces that inspired him
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Music for and about children by Mozart, Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, Elgar, Bartok and more
Saturday, July 11, 2015
How composers from around the world have celebrated the world's great waterways—from the Rhine to the Amazon, from the Mississippi to the Danube
Saturday, July 04, 2015
A celebration of American ideas and ideals by Aaron Copland and fellow composers during World War II
Saturday, June 27, 2015
A look at how the scherzo came to be——and what it unexpectedly became