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, 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.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Childhood Connection

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Walter Scott Connection

Music based on the writings of Sir Walter Scott—from Rob Roy to Ivanhoe to The Lady of The Lake, and more

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The New England Connection

New England, in vocal, instrumental and orchestral works from the 17th to 20th centuries

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Don Juan Connection

Don Juan in music by Mozart, Gluck, Strauss, Sibelius and more.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Autumn Connection

The many faces of autumn, in music by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, MacDowell, Debussy and more.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Dies Irae Connection

The spooky “Dies Irae” melody in works by Liszt, Berlioz, Saint-Saens, Rachmaninoff, and many more.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Fantasia Connection

The “fantasy,” or “fantasia,” from its origins in the Renaissance to Mozart, from Beethoven in the 19th century to Rodrigo and Vaughan Williams in the 20th.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Waltz Connection

How the Strauss family—and others—transformed a humble folk dance into an art form.