Hosted By Stephen Peithman

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


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, March 25, 2017

The Rhapsody Connection

The rhapsody, as envisioned by Liszt, Holst, Ravel, Gershwin—and more.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Firebird Connection

How a forgotten 19th century work would revolutionize Russian music--and a half century later, launch Igor Stravinsky’s amazing career.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Irish Connection

Music celebrating the Emerald Isle--from Purcell to Beethoven, from John Field to Victor Herbert

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Trumpet Connection

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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Masked Connection

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Arranged Connection

Works re-imagined by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Ravel, Respighi and more

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Divertissement Connection

The divertissement—and its cousin, the divertimento—from Baroque to Modern

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Keyboard Connection

Music written for—and performed on—the earliest pianos, as well as the instruments that came before.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Ocean Connection 2

Music of the sea, with works by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and more

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Pavane Connection

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