Connections

Hosted By Stephen Peithman

Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern

Schedule

Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
on Music Station

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Peithman"On Connections we focus on links between works or composers, and music that shares a common theme or inspiration,"
explains host Stephen Peithman. "It all adds up to great stories and great music."

Stephen has been contributing shows since 1984, first with Musical Stages, and now, Connections--all with the help of Recording Engineer Mark Jones.  More...

For a list of recordings used in each program, click on the program's title below, after the program has aired.

Upcoming Shows

LATEST SHOW | Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Don Quixote Connection

Don Quixote in works by Purcell, Telemann, Mendelssohn, de Falla, Strauss, Rodrigo and more

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Loose Connection

Music mistakenly attributed to the wrong composer--and why

Saturday, May 20, 2017

ConPod: Loose

Music mistakenly attributed to the wrong composer...and why.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Ninth Connection

The impact of Beethoven’s Ninth on Brahms, Bruckner, Dvorak, Mahler, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, and Glass.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

ConPod: Ninth

The impact of Beethoven’s Ninth on Brahms, Bruckner, Dvorak, Mahler, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, and Glass.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Film Connection

Movie music by Thomson, Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev, Alfven, Walton, and Copland

Saturday, May 6, 2017

ConPod: Film

Beginning in 1938, six prominent composers including Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev and Copland moved from the confines of the concert hall to write for the screen producing a Golden Age of film music.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Espagnole Connection

The French perspective on its southern neighbor—from Bizet’s Carmen to Debussy’s Iberia, from Chabrier’s Espana to Ravel’s Bolero.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Eroica Connection

How Beethoven recycled material as he worked to develop his signature style.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

ConPod: Eroica

A listen to how Beethoven recycled material as he worked to develop his signature style, using the "Eroica Variations" as examples.