Each week, we're giving you the chance to say thank you and win for you and your friend with John Suchet's Friday Fanfare on Classic FM.
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.
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.
On the anniversary of Mozart’s birth, John has - as you might expect - plenty of music connected to the great genius.
Today John features an American soloist whose party piece involves playing all of Mozart’s violin concertos in a single sitting.
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.
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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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 shares his thoughts about opera on the big screen - is it an important innovation, or just a passing fad?
John Suchet gives his verdict on the new production of the classic musical from the creators of 'Les Mis'.
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John Suchet's Album of the Week, 15 December 2014
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The British pianist says he's "been very lucky."
The award for the Greek violinist and conductor was voted for by the public
John Suchet and John Lill talk about their pet subject - Beethoven, and specifically his piano sonatas
Classic FM presenter John Suchet arrives on the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall for the 2013 Classic BRIT Awards, and calls for more young people to get into classical music.
Pianist Barry Douglas told us all about his upcoming concert with the London Symphony Orchestra
Talking classical recordings, choirs, operatic adventures - and a little rugby, of course - Bryn shares a patriotic chat with John Suchet
John Suchet and trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth take on The Godfather in a fantastic duet
It's a word often used to describe violinist Ida Haendel, but what's it like being a legend? She shares her thoughts in this charming interview
Tim Lihoreau chats to Classic FM's John Suchet, one of the hosts of Classic FM Live in Wales, before he takes to the stage
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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