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.
WIN FREE SKY FOR A YEAR AND A TRIP TO EDINBURGH
Every morning from 3-7 November, John will be giving you the chance to win free Sky for a year and a superb trip to Edinburgh, staying in a 5-star hotel and dining in a Michelin-starred restaurant.
It's all to celebrate the new Sky Arts series of Portrait Artist of the Year, in which contestants battle it out over canvas. Hosted by Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner, the celebrity sitters include Julian Fellows and Melvyn Bragg.
For your chance to win free Sky for a year and a luxury trip to Edinburgh, you have to identify the celebrity who has had their portrait painted from the clues provided by John on air. Good luck!
There's a brand new Album of the Week from the man who sells out football stadiums and arenas – Andre Rieu - plus a chance for you to choose a piece of music for John to play as his Classical Kickstarter.
On this day in 1828 the superstar violinist Paganini underwent something that was rather unpleasant - find out the full story from John.
This morning John has some musical fireworks, bonfires and candyfloss to mark the 5 November and it's a defining day for Samuel Barber.
On this day one of the greatest names in classical music was arrested and locked up! Who was it?
FRIDAYJohn has a Friday treat: the amazing opening movement to the Emperor Concerto – 20 minutes of glorious Beethoven.
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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.
Speaking to Classic FM in 2010, Beethoven obsessive John Suchet explains the influence the composer has had on his life and career
Tim caught up with the Classic FM presenter before he hosted the evening's festivities at Classic FM Live.
Tim Lihoreau catches up with our Classic FM Live presenter ahead of the concert in Wales.
John reveals the recipe for a perfect start to the day is Beethoven, the broadsheets and bananas!
John Suchet will have the world's first play of Il Gran Mogol. Conductor Adrian Chandler says it has been worth the wait...
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