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 Suchet has the perfect music to accompany your Bank Holiday Monday. After 10 it's your first chance to hear a track from the brand new Classic FM Album of the Week - a stunningly recorded live performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5, from conductor Michael Tilson Thomas with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.


All this week, John is giving you the chance to do something new, thanks to the movie Danny Collins which stars Al Pacino as a musician given a second chance in life. For your chance to win, just tell us about something that you've always wanted to do but never got round to. 


John Suchet plays the third movement this morning of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 in the fantastic live recording from the San Fransisco Symphony Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas. And there’s another opportunity to win the chance to do something you’ve always wanted to do.


Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are centre stage today as John plays Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet in full.


This morning’s your last chance to win the opportunity to do something new, thanks to the new movie, Danny Collins, starring Al Pacino as a musician given a second chance in life. John will also be playing the fourth and final track from a dazzling live performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5. 

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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!