Hosted By Stephen Peithman

Exploring 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, August 27, 2016

The Nocturne Connection

Exploring the Nocturne from Mozart to Copland—and beyond

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Debussy-Ravel Connection

The links between Debussy and Ravel and their string quartets

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Incidental Connection

Theatre music by Purcell, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Grieg, and Vaughan Williams.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Delibes Connection

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Hymn Connection

The stories behind the tune of Vaughan Williams 'Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis' and the Shaker tune rediscovered by Aaron Copland and famously used in his 'Appalachian Spring.'

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Italian Connection

Works inspired by the music, people and scenery of Italy

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Summer Connection

Warm weather music by Vivaldi, Haydn, Glazunov, Gershwin, and more

Saturday, July 2, 2016

The 1876 Connection

1876 heralded a new age for classical music, whose impact is with us still

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Haydn-Mozart Connection

The deep friendship between Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Mozart, and the great music it inspired

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Jazz Connection

Jazz-inspired works by Gershwin, Ravel, Milhaud, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Copland, Bernstein, and more.