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, September 23, 2017

The Part-Time Connection

How Borodin, Ives, Henry VIII and several others managed to turn out some pretty impressive music in their spare time.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Art Connection

Links between canvas and concert hall

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Fish Connection

Music about underwater life in works by Schubert, Saint-Saens, Debussy, Mahler, and more

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The London Connection

The astonishing impact of Nicolo Paganini's 24th Caprice for Solo Violin

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Paganini Connection

The astonishing impact of Nicolo Paganini's 24th Caprice for Solo Violin

Friday, August 11, 2017


ConPod: Paganini

In 1820, a little known composer and violinist named Nicolo Paganini published a collection of virtuoso solo pieces. One of them, the 24th Caprice, had an astonishing impact on the classical music world.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Faust Connection

In this hour, how a single book inspired Berlioz, Liszt, Wagner--indeed, an entire generation of composers.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Falstaff Connection

Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff in music by Salieri, Verdi, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and more.