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, February 6, 2016

The Carnival Connection

Music from the Renaissance to the modern era, including works by Berlioz, Schumann, Dvorak, Saint-Saens, and Stravinsky.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Robin Hood Connection

The story behind the great music from the classic film

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Mountain Connection

Music by Berlioz, Strauss, Hovhaness and more.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Piano Quintet Connection

The piano quintet, from Boccherini to Brahms to Shostakovich

Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Two-Fer Connection

The surprising links between Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Avian Connection I

Avian-inspired music, from medieval songs to works by Dvorak, Prokofiev, Mozart, & more

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Shepherd Connection

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

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Christmas Connection

Original instrumental works written for the holiday season: Airs Dec. 24 at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Carol Connection 2

The fascinating stories behind some of the best known and best loved Christmas carols

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Carol Connection 1

Classical works that have inspired Christmas songs, and traditional Christmas songs that have found their way into a variety of classical works