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.



As it's the season of frantically trying to figure out what presents to buy, all this week John is doing some musical 're-gifting'. And which famous musician recently performed a variety of mobile phone ringtones on her violin, at a concert in America? John tells the story today. 


John ‘re-gifts’ music by Elgar, features a brand new recording of the Nation’s Favourite Carol, and takes a musical trip to Exeter Cathedral. 


If you're a fan of The Hobbit, do make sure you hear the soundtrack this morning. it's Classic FM's Album of the Week and John will play something from it just after 10. Plus a big ballet anniversary and plenty of Christmas carols. 


Just because it's Friday, John welcomes an honorary dame to Classic FM for one of the best performances of music by Mozart that you're ever likely to hear. After 11, there'll be a re-cap of the latest Classic FM Chart and if you want to nominate someone for the Friday Fanfare, do get in touch.

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John Suchet albums and interviews

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!