John Suchet

Weekdays 10am-1pm

John Suchet

Following the Hall of Fame Hour at 9am every morning, the ever-enthusiastic John Suchet offers a further three hours of favourite classics and new discoveries.

Our favourite silver fox of a broadcaster, who may conceivably know more about Beethoven than the composer himself, sees it as his mission to provide the perfect soundtrack to your busy morning.

At 10.15 John features a daily track from his CD of the Week. It’s always a new album and, over the course of five days, John promises to reveal some fascinating stories about the composer, the performer, and the music in question.

John unveils his new Album of the Week from violinist Daniel Hope. He also wishes a happy birthday to Norway's favourite trumpet player and reveals why today was significant for Benjamin Britten's musical career.

Join John to hear a performance from a man whom many say is the best singer on the planet and a great story about how he almost destroyed some chandeliers!

Today's the day the world heard Tchaikovsky's famous piece for canon and orchestra – the 1812 Overture - so John’s promised to dig out an extra special recording of it.

It's GCSE results day, so John will have lots of soothing and inspiring music together with a few composers who did and did not do that well in exams.

It’s the anniversary of the birth of Claude Debussy today, so John is sure to mark the occasion with one of the French composer's finest works.


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Music For Youth National Festival Does practice really make perfect?

Nature or nurture? Does great musical talent come from genetics or simply practising those scales? John Suchet wonders if new research finally put this mystery to bed.

John Suchet albums and interviews

ClassicFM live March 2011 A Minute with John Suchet

John Suchet makes no secret of his love for the music of Beethoven. But will the great man from Bonn feature in this one minute review of John's life?

Howard Shelley John Suchet Meets Howard Shelley

Howard Shelley not only plays piano and conducts, but he also does both at the same time. He offers Classic FM's John Suchet a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his Beethoven recording session – and a bit of conductor gossip.

John Suchet John Suchet Interview

John reveals the recipe for a perfect start to the day is Beethoven, the broadsheets and bananas!