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, April 21, 2018

The Rossini Connection

Schubert's great debt to Rossini is explored

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Romeo & Juliet Connection

Romeo and Juliet in works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, Bernstein and more

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Folksong Connection

Two of Vaughan Williams' best-loved works, and the folk songs that inspired them

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Debussy-Chopin Connection

Chopin’s influence on Debussy as he developed his own, utterly individual style.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Clara Connection

The amazing story of Clara Wieck Schumann

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The River Connection

Music celebrating rivers—from the Rhine to the Amazon, from the Mississippi to the Danube

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Ancient Airs Connection

Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances--and the original Renaissance lute pieces that inspired him

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Winter Connection

Winter-inspired music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, and more

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Vaughan Williams Christmas Connection

Orchestral and vocal music by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Shepherd Connection

Instrumental and choral works for the season--from ancient to modern, from stately to sprightly, in a pastoral mood

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Christmas Connection 2

Non-vocal works by Bach, Telemann, Beethoven, Berlioz, Rimsky-Korsakov, Martinu, Hovhaness, and more.