Alex James's Date Night
Each Saturday night, Alex James explores the anniversaries, birthdays and 'on this day' events from the world of classical music.
Every Saturday evening from 7pm-9pm, Alex will be taking a look at the coming week and shining a spotlight on those composers, performers and venues around the globe that have reason to be celebrated.
There will be joyful births to celebrate and deaths to mourn; historic premieres to mark; award ceremonies to remember.
"If it happened in the week ahead, I’ll play it!" says Alex.
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He's the bass-playing, cheese-making presenter who takes Classic FM listeners on a magical musical tour every Saturday night - but secretly he loves The Dooleys.
Alex celebrates the birthday of John Rutter, along with other musical anniversaries.
Alex uncovers the important dates in the classical music calendar for the coming week.
Alex James uncovers the important dates in classical music history.
On this week in history, Gilbert and Sullivan make up over a carpet and Rossini goes walkabout.
Alex James surveys the major classical music anniversaries for the week ahead.
Alex marks the classical music anniversaries and events for the coming week.
Handel's most famous oratorio pops up among the coming week's classical music anniversaries.
How Percy Grainger had a not so private wedding.
There's plenty of sax appeal in tonight's show.
Wasps feature in Alex's survey of the forthcoming week's classical music anniversaries.
Violinist Pinchas Zukerman is among the classical music birthdays that Alex is celebrating this week.
And it's a very happy birthday to superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann.
Alex surveys the major classical music anniversaries coming up in the week ahead.
Alex makes a whistle-stop tour through the week ahead's classical music anniversaries.
Alex James invites you to join him for another whistle-stop tour through the week's classical music anniversaries and birthdays.
Alex looks at the major classical music anniversaries of the coming week.
Alex James marks the major classical music anniversaries for the coming week.
Alex marks the premiere of Madam Butterfly and other musical anniversaries.
Alex marks the important classical music anniversaries in the week ahead.
Clarinettist Emma Johnson's birthday is among the dates being celebrated tonight
Alex takes a whistle-stop tour through the week ahead and its classical music anniversaries.
Alex James marks the birthday of Russian maestro Valery Gergiev.
Alex marks the major musical anniversaries of the coming week, including the first time Nessun Dorma was heard.
Handel's Royal Fireworks are among the works whose anniversaries are celebrated tonight.
Alex James looks ahead to the major classical music anniversaries of the coming week.
Alex celebrates anniversaries for Herbert von Karajan and Elmer Bernstein.
Among this week's anniversaries, Alex marks the completion of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.
Alex James marks the anniversaries and events from a thousand years of classical music history.
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