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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June 3, 2023
June 10, 2023
Tchaikovsky's patron was a wealthy woman who stipulated that they never meet.
Music based on the writings of Sir Walter Scott—from Rob Roy to Ivanhoe to The Lady of The Lake, and more.
Works for solo trumpet and orchestra by Purcell, Haydn, Copland, Hovhaness, and more.
Vivaldi’s innovations—and Bach’s highly creative response.
The quirky world of the divertissement—and its cousin, the divertimento—from Baroque to Modern.
Music written for—and performed on—instruments that preceded the piano
The Easter season combines both sorrow and celebration in works by Bach, Handel, Pergolesi, Wagner and Rimsky-Korsakov.
Flowers in classical music, including works by Monteverdi, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Puccini, and Prokofiev.
The mythic Greek, Orpheus, in music by Monteverdi, Haydn, Gluck, Liszt, Offenbach, Stravinsky—and more.