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, June 22, 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Paris Connection

Celebrating Paris with music of Jacques Offenbach, Frederick Delius, Jacques Ibert, Franz Lehar, George Gershwin, and more

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Don Quixote Connection

Don Quixote in works by Purcell, Telemann, Mendelssohn, Falla, Strauss, Rodrigo and more

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Incidental Connection 2

Saturday, May 25, 2019

The Railroad Connection

Classical music inspired by railroads around the world

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Art Connection

Art works that have inspired composers, from Mussorgsky to Debussy.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Word Connection

The challenge of setting a single word to music--by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Wagner, Bernstein, and more

Saturday, May 4, 2019

The Film Connection

Movie music by Thomson, Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev, Alfven, Walton, and Copland

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Loose Connection

Erroneous attributions of the classical music repertoire--some the result of carelessness, others due to honest mistakes—and a few cases of outright fabrication.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Easter Connection

Works by Bach, Handel, Pergolesi, Wagner, Rimsky-Korsakov, and more