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.

MONDAY
John says congratulations to Sibelius on a special day for him, and asking for your help in picking today's Classical Kickstarter. 

TUESDAY 
Today was an important day in the singing career of the composer Franz Schubert. John has the details later this morning, as well as another new release - all the way from Istanbul.

WEDNESDAY
Which composer had the highest IQ of them all, and why is that significant? John has the details and he’ll also feature the very first recording of Chopin’s music ever to be made on CD.

THURSDAY
As it's National Poetry Day, something special: an hour of music inspired by famous words. 

FRIDAY
John has the final track from Will Todd’s Lux et Veritas, Classic FM’s Album of the Week, and a catch-up on the latest Classic FM Chart.

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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!

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