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.
Continuing Classic FM’s Live Music Month celebrations, tonight Rob features a live recording from the Hollywood Bowl. Great musicians and great friends, the violinist Jascha Heifetz and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky perform a duet by Handel.
Later, the virtuoso pianist Vladimir Horowitz joins his legendary-father-in-law, the conductor Arturo Toscanini, in a fiery performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 and the Austrian tenor Richard Tauber performs the well-loved Lehar favourite, ‘You are my heart’s delight’.
Saturday 26 October
Tonight, Rob marks the final weekend of Classic FM’s Live Music Month with a recording of the great Russian maestro Valery Gergiev at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra, for Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.
Also on the programme: a remarkable performance of Saint-Saëns’s ‘Organ’ Symphony with André Isoir as the soloist, and the voice of Jussi Björling singing a much-loved aria by Puccini: ‘E lucevan le stelle’.