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
"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 in collaboration with Recording Engineer Mark Jones. More...
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March 25, 2023
April 1, 2023
April 8, 2023
All composers draw on music of the past, but in different ways--as we discover in music by Grieg, Respighi, Ravel, Villa-Lobos, Price, and more.
Eight women take center stage, each with a memorable story behind her life and music
How a simple tempo notation makes for memorable music by Albinoni, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, Rodrigo and Barber.
Exploring the choices made in the openings of concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Grieg, Ravel and more.
How works by eight composers reflect the African-American experience—and their own.
How composers from around the world have translated a river into music—from the Rhine to the Amazon, from the Mississippi to the Danube.
Music by Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Korngold, Walton and more, inspired by Shakespeare's comedies
Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances--and the original Renaissance lute pieces that inspired him
The astonishing impact of Nicolo Paganini's 24th Caprice for Solo Violin
An exploration of two of Vaughan Williams' best-loved works, and the folk songs that inspired them