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.
Rob takes us on a musical trip to Egypt this evening and demonstrates how a journey to the country influenced the music of Saint-Saens; he features the colourful second movement of the composer’s Piano Concerto Number 5, performed by Alexandre Kantorow and the Tapiola Sinfonietta. Also on the programme: a recently reissued box set of recordings of the violinist Aldo Ferraresi that features a vibrant performance of the second movement of Elgar’s Violin Concerto.