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, 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

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Ophelia Connection

Shakespeare’s Ophelia in works by Brahms, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and more

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Orpheus Connection

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

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Hebraic Connection 2

Works by Mahler, Ravel, Korngold, Reznícek, Bernstein, and more.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Carol Connection 2

The stories behind some of the best-loved Christmas carols

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Christmas Connection

Holiday-themed works by Corelli, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Grainger, and Bartok.