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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.

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BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015 podcast

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Orchestral

23 January 2015 - 9:00am

Find out more about all three recordings in the Orchestral category of this year's BBC Music Magazine Awards

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Podcast Archive

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Schumann and Schubert

1 October 2014 - 1:19pm

Our November CD includes performances of Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 4 by the BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda and Juanjo Mena. Hear clips and an introduction to the works from Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath.

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Music for Alfred Hitchcock – First Listen

29 September 2014 - 10:49am

From those famous chilling string chords in Psycho to the pop and jazz-inspired score for Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock used music to great effect in his films. In this podcast, find out what the team makes of a new disc exploring Hitchcock film music.

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