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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...
For more information on a program, click on the program's title below. A list of featured recordings is added once the program has aired.
October 7, 2023
October 14, 2023
The West in music by Puccini, Grofe, Harris, Copland, and more.
Music inspired by George Gordon, Lord Byron—including works by Berlioz, Liszt, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and more.
The impact of Beethoven’s Ninth on Brahms, Bruckner, Dvorak, Mahler, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, and Glass.
Venice in works by Rossini, Liszt, Chopin, Offenbach, and more.
The instrumental and orchestral prelude—from Bach to Chopin, from Liszt to Debussy, to Gershwin.
How the rhapsody has been used to celebrate a particular nation or culture
A variety of works re-imagined by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Ravel, Respighi and more
Exploring the often surprising stories behind famous musical nicknames.
Works for wind ensembles—large and small—by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Sibelius, Holst, and more