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, July 23, 2016

The Solar Connection

From dawn to dusk in music by Vivaldi, Liszt, Grieg, Strauss, Respighi, and more

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Italian Connection

Works inspired by the music, people and scenery of Italy

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Summer Connection

Warm weather music by Vivaldi, Haydn, Glazunov, Gershwin, and more

Saturday, July 2, 2016

The 1876 Connection

1876 heralded a new age for classical music, whose impact is with us still

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Haydn-Mozart Connection

The deep friendship between Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Mozart, and the great music it inspired

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Jazz Connection

Jazz-inspired works by Gershwin, Ravel, Milhaud, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Copland, Bernstein, and more.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Anthem Connection

The curious and intertwined stories behind two familiar tunes, and the ways they have been used—and misused.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Fugue Connection

Chasing a repeated tune, often in surprising ways

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Young Person's Connection

A program for the young—and the young at heart

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.