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.

THIS WEEK

MONDAY

John kicks off the week with a brand new Album of the Week, featuring the music of Haydn – exactly as the composer intended it to be heard. 

TUESDAY 

21 April was a big day in the life of Henry VIII, so John will make a musical journey to Wolf Hall. 

WEDNESDAY 

John has another brilliant track from Classic FM’s Album of the Week, shining the spotlight on the music of Haydn. 

THURSDAY 

In addition to celebrating Shakespeare's birthday, John has English tunes aplenty to celebrate St. George’s Day.

FRIDAY 

John presents a catch-up on the UK’s best selling classical albums, and offers you the Friday Fanfare – a barnstorming and rousing piece of music that you can dedicate to someone who’s had a big week.

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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!