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.



Don't miss our exciting new Album of the Week. It's called Final Symphony and it features the best-loved themes from the hugely popular Final Fantasy video game series.


John continues to feature music connected to World Wildlife Day and has a great story about how one composer's lucked changed when he was in his 40s. 


John has an exciting announcement to make this morning. He’s not giving much away yet, but join him from 9 to find out what all the fuss is about. Plus music by Tchaikovsky on an important day for him.


It's World Book Day so John features plenty of literary music. Expect a boy wizard, as well as Miss Bennet and Mr Darcy.


Apparently, today is ‘Middle Name Pride’ Day – so John will feature music by composers with some of the most impressive or, frankly, bizarre middle names.

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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

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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