John Suchet

Weekdays, 10am-1pm

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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.  

This week's highlights

MONDAY John broadcasts live from the Bristol Old Vic, to open this year’s Bristol Proms. He'll feature lots of this year's performers including Bryn Terfel and Ji Liu. 

John is live at the Bristol Old Vic again this morning, with more music connected to that great city and exclusive performances recorded last night at the Bristol Proms.

How often do you hear traditional music from South Africa on Classic FM? Well, today, John has a new recording of exactly that. Join him to see what you think of it.

Today's the day that the creator of one of the most famous wizards was born. No, not Paul Daniels, but J.K. Rowling. So John will have appropriate music this morning. He’s also lined up some great summer album releases to feature, including a new take on the Tchaikovsky piano concertos and a fresh release of music from Elgar.

This morning, John tells the remarkable story of what happened when a famous composer made his public debut on this day in history, aged just 4 years old.

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Music For Youth National Festival Does practice really make perfect?

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 albums and interviews

ClassicFM live March 2011 A Minute with John Suchet

John Suchet makes no secret of his love for the music of Beethoven. But will the great man from Bonn feature in this one minute review of John's life?

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!