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, July 20, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Word Connection

The challenge of setting a single word to music--by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Wagner, Bernstein, and more

Saturday, May 4, 2019

The Film Connection

Movie music by Thomson, Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev, Alfven, Walton, and Copland

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Loose Connection

Erroneous attributions of the classical music repertoire--some the result of carelessness, others due to honest mistakes—and a few cases of outright fabrication.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Easter Connection

Works by Bach, Handel, Pergolesi, Wagner, Rimsky-Korsakov, and more

Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Espagnole Connection

The French perspective on its southern neighbor—from Bizet’s Carmen to Debussy’s Iberia, from Chabrier’s Espana to Ravel’s Bolero

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Eroica Connection

How Beethoven recycled a particular piece of material as he worked to develop his signature style

Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Scottish Connection

Scotland through the eyes (and ears) of Mendelssohn, but Beethoven, Haydn, Berlioz, Bruch, and Debussy

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Spring Connection

A celebration of the season with music of Morley, Vivaldi, Schumann, Debussy, Sibelius, Orff & Strauss

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Concert Overture Connection

Overtures that never saw the footlights

Saturday, March 9, 2019

The New York Connection

A celebration of the Big Apple in works by Gershwin, Carpenter, Copland, Bernstein and more