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, August 12, 2017

The Paganini Connection

The astonishing impact of Nicolo Paganini's 24th Caprice for Solo Violin

Friday, August 11, 2017

ConPod: Paganini

In 1820, a little known composer and violinist named Nicolo Paganini published a collection of virtuoso solo pieces. One of them, the 24th Caprice, had an astonishing impact on the classical music world.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Faust Connection

In this hour, how a single book inspired Berlioz, Liszt, Wagner--indeed, an entire generation of composers.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Falstaff Connection

Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff in music by Salieri, Verdi, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and more.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The War Connection

The impact of the First World War as reflected in the music of Debussy, Ravel, Elgar, Holst, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, and more.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Arthurian Connection

Friday, July 14, 2017

ConPod: King Arthur

Whether King Arthurs is an historical figure or merely a legend, his story along with that of Guinevere, and the Knights of the Round Table has had a powerful impact on music.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Paris Connection

A celebration with music of Jacques Offenbach, Frederick Delius, Jacques Ibert, Franz Lehar, George Gershwin, and more.

Friday, July 7, 2017

ConPod: Paris

It’s been called the City of Light and the City of Love. Given the number of composers who found inspiration there, it could just as easily be called the City of Music.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Railroad Connection

Trains in music by Berlioz, Strauss, Villa-Lobos, Rossini, Honegger and more.