Alex James's Date Night - Saturday 30 July 2016, 7pm

saxophone

There's plenty of sax appeal in tonight's show.

Tonight Alex celebrates the first big success for Belgian inventor Adolphe Sax’s eponymous instrument, discovers why Monteverdi got the sack, and there's a birthday to celebrate for violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti.

Classic FM Apps

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Relationship status music quiz

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