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.
This week, Rob marks two distinctive anniversaries. To begin, he features a piece that’s turning 270 years young today – Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks – with an effervescent recording from the Canadian Baroque specialists Tafelmusik.
Today also marks the date the world lost the brilliant Russian cellist, Mstislav Rostropovich, who passed away on this day in 2007. To pay tribute, Rob features his stirring performance of Brahms’s Cello Sonata No. 2.