Rob Cowan presents his Saturday evening show, Cowan’s Classics, on Saturdays 7-9pm. Get in touch with Rob by texting 61812 or using the contact form below.
First introduced on Classic FM 25 years ago, Cowan's Classics includes Rob’s Sure Shot, where he champions a new recording which he’s tipping for success, Beyond the Hall of Fame where he will pair a favourite piece from the Classic FM Hall of Fame with a lesser known piece by the same composer, plus music from his Artist of the Week.
Tonight, Rob treats listeners to Faure’s beautiful Après un rêve arranged by Spanish cellist Pablo Casals and performed by fellow cellist Emanuel Feuermann.
Respighi transports us to the Italian sunshine with The Fountains of Rome, courtesy of an archive performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Fritz Reiner and later in the programme, the Berlin Baroque Soloists offer a wonderfully vibrant interpretation of the Baroque music of Handel.
Saturday 8 February
Picking up from where Andrew Collins left off, Rob’s programme tonight includes music by John Williams in honour of the great film composer’s birthday, with the title theme from the 1992 romantic epic, Far and Away.
Further highlights include a fine recording of the orchestral music of Dvorak, and the brilliant British pianist Stephen Hough playing the Piano Concerto No.2 by Brahms.