John Suchet - Beethoven: The Man Revealed Beethoven: The Man Revealed The presenter of Classic FM’s flagship morning show, John Suchet has written bestselling and acclaimed biographies of Verdi, Mozart. Tchaikovsky and the Strauss family. In his latest Beethoven: The Man Revealed he brings us an intimate portrait of the man he believes to be the greatest composer of them all. 2020 is the year that sees Beethoven celebrated around the world, as we mark the 250th anniversary of his birth. Suchet claims it is more true of Beethoven than of any other composer, that if you know what is going on in his life, you listen to his music with new ears.