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.

Forthcoming highlights

MONDAY

Jacqueline du Pre was born 70 years ago today – so this morning, John features her finest recordings, as well as performances from other musicians who played a big part in the life of the legendary cellist.  

TUESDAY

On the anniversary of Mozart’s birth, John has - as you might expect - plenty of music connected to the great genius.

WEDNESDAY

Today John features an American soloist whose party piece involves playing all of Mozart’s violin concertos in a single sitting. 

THURSDAY

With this year’s Bafta ceremony just over a week away, John profiles pieces of classical music that have since been made famous on the big screen. Plus – as it’s the time of year for studying, essay writing and exams, John’s come up with a list of five ultimate revision classics.   

FRIDAY

Join John as he broadcasts live from Sage Gateshead, to celebrate Classic FM’s Orchestra in the North-East of England, the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Musical highlights this morning include a fantastic recent recording of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, and the final chance to hear the beautiful sound of Voces8.

 

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