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, October 20, 2018

The Dance Suite Connection

The surprising story of the Baroque suite

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The One-Hit Wonder Connection

Johann Pachelbel and his famous Canon, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas--and more.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Robin Hood Connection

The story behind the film's music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, complete with dramatic turnabouts, and an unforgettable cast of characters, from Hollywood bigwigs to Nazi storm troopers.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Lunar Connection

Moon music by Dvorak, Offenbach, Orff, Debussy, Beethoven, and more.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Mountain Connection

Mountain music by Berlioz, Strauss, Hovhaness and more.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The American Connection

A celebration of American ideas and ideals by Copland and fellow composers

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Serenade Connection

Serenades by Mozart, Brahms, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Rodrigo and more

Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Piano Quintet Connection

How nine composers met the challenges of the piano quintet, from Boccherini to Brahms to Shostakovich

Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Bernstein Connection

Leonard Bernstein at 100, and his wide-ranging influence on music — how we listen to it, hear and feel it.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Boston Connection

The remarkable music of six important—and often overlooked—19th century Americans, who laid the groundwork for composers of the 20th.