Hosted By Stephen Peithman

Exploring 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, May 28, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Diaghilev Connection 2

Diaghilev emerges triumphant to inspire and commission a decade of important music from de Falla, Satie, Respighi, Milhaud, Poulenc, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Diaghilev Connection 1

A salute to the legendary ballet impresario, Sergei Diaghilev

Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Reworked Connection

How Chopin, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, and others re-worked some of their most familiar pieces

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Music Connection

Music about music—from Handel to Schubert, from Strauss to Mahler, from Vaughan Williams to Bernstein.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Hebraic Connection

Hebraic themes and styles in works by Ravel, Bloch, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Bernstein, and more

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Flower Connection

Flowers in music by Monteverdi, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Puccini, and Prokofiev.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Final Connection

Final musical thoughts from Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Bernstein and more.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Pelleas Connection

How and why the play "Pelléas and Mélisande" fascinated Debussy, Faure, Schoenberg, Sibelius and others.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Messiah Connection

The surprising background to one of the most beloved choral concert pieces in the world.