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, March 17, 2018

The Latin Connection

Music by Gottschalk, Joplin, Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, and more.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Unrequited Connection

Music by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Wagner, & Rachmaninoff—written in hopeful infatuation—or after the Big Letdown.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Avian Connection 2

A second look at avian-inspired music, in works by Handel, Haydn, Brahms, Ravel, Beach, Sibelius and more

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Left Hand Connection

The incredible story of one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein, and selections from some of the works written for him.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Ocean Connection

Maritime music by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel and more

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