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We've recently relaunched the BBC Music Magazine podcast, with two new regular episodes for you to enjoy. In 'Recording of the Month' we explore the best new disc featured in the latest magazine, while in 'First Listen' the editorial team gather round to discuss and rate an exciting upcoming release. Plus, we'll be out and about interviewing musicians for special features in our occasional podcasts.

The latest podcast

Cecilia Bartoli St Petersburg

First Listen: Cecilia Bartoli St Petersburg

18 December 2014 - 9:00am

How does the Italian mezzo-soprano fare on her Russian musical adventure? 


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Elgar Dream of Gerontius Sir Andrew Davis BBC

Recording of the Month: Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius

17 December 2014 - 1:30pm

Sir Andrew Davis conducts an overwhelming performance

BBC Music Magazine Christmas 2014 Cover CD: On Christmas Night

BBC Music Magazine cover CD: On Christmas Night

17 December 2014 - 10:06am

Hear clips and an introduction to the CD that comes free with our Christmas issue


First Listen: La Fauvette Passerinette

17 December 2014 - 9:26am

The BBC Music Magazine team discuss and rate Peter Hill's recording of piano works by Messiaen , Ravel, Dutilleux and others


Shostakovich Symphonies Nos 6 and 14 – Recording of the Month

10 November 2014 - 10:33am

Two symphonies by Shostakovich feature on our bleak but brilliant Recording of the Month, played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Hear clips and find out more about the music in this month’s podcast.


Blow out, ye bugles – First Listen

31 October 2014 - 11:58am

English choral works written around the time of the First World War are the subject of this month’s First Listen podcast. Join the BBC Music Magazine team as they explore and play clips from this new disc from Truro Cathedral Choir.


BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: CPE Bach

30 October 2014 - 3:45pm

Our December cover CD features performances of music by CPE Bach by Rachel Podger and friends to mark the composer’s 300th anniversary. Hear clips and an introduction to the works from Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath.


Fauré Requiem – Recording of the Month

9 October 2014 - 3:50pm

This wonderful new recording by King’s College Choir, Cambridge recreates the first complete liturgical performance of Fauré’s Requiem, and also features the French composer's Messe basse and Cantique de Jean Racine.


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The Avison Ensemble
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Cello Sonatas 1 & 2; F-A-E Scherzo...
Jonathan Aasgaard (Cello); Martin...
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34;...
Peter Laul (piano); Gringolts Quartet
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