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.
To mark Australia Day, Rob features music by the Australian composer, pianist, conductor and teacher, Arthur Benjamin. Tonight’s highlights also include highlights from Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte, which was first performed on this day in 1790 in Vienna, as well as a performance of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto by the British cellist Jacqueline du Pré, who would have celebrated her 74th birthday today.
Tonight, Rob marks two anniversaries in the musical calendar. To begin, he features Haydn’s Symphony No.102, which was first performed on this day in 1795. Later, we’ll hear music performed by the Austrian-American violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler, who was born on this day in 1875.