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, September 24, 2016

The Forest Connection

The forest in music by Wagner, Mahler, Strauss, Debussy, Orff, Britten, and more.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Bachianas Connection

An exploration of the nine Bachianas Brasileiras of Heitor Villa-Lobos

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Opening Connection

Famous overtures by Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Offenbach, Strauss, and Bernstein

Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Te Deum Connection

Probing the Te Deum "Jinx" in music by Handel, Mozart, Berlioz and more

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