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

Get the Classic FM app for iPhone, iPad and Android - now with HD audio

bolero trombone fail

This trombone fail will make you laugh and then immediately feel awful for laughing

donald trump orchestra

A detailed music theory analysis of Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ song