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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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You can download "Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos – First Listen" here.

Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos – First Listen

Here's a disc with not just Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto, but the less well-known Second Piano Concerto as well. Join the team as they discuss Simon Trpčeski's new recording with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko.

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You can download "The sounds of 1917" here.

The sounds of 1917

Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins talk to Jeremy Pound about a unique recording of music from the First World War

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Gurney and Bridge" here.

BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Gurney and Bridge

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss orchestral works by Gurney and Bridge, as heard on the BBC Music Magazine June issue Cover CD.

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You can download "A Tribute to Oscar Peterson – First Listen" here.

A Tribute to Oscar Peterson – First Listen

Andrew Litton swaps his conducting baton for the piano for his latest recording, an album dedicated to the great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. The BBC Music Magazine team has a listen to it for this month's First Listen podcast.

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You can download "Handel at the Foundling Hospital" here.

Handel at the Foundling Hospital

Oliver Condy travels to the Foundling Museum in London to talk to its director Caro Howell about Handel's fund-raising performances of his Messiah at the hospital for abandoned children.

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You can download "Schumann Symphonies – Recording of the Month" here.

Schumann Symphonies – Recording of the Month

Schumann's four Symphonies are given fresh and exciting performances by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on their new album, our May 2014 Recording of the Month. Find out more about these masterpieces in this podcast, and hear extracts from the recording.

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You can download "Mozart Piano Concertos – Recording of the Month" here.

Mozart Piano Concertos – Recording of the Month

Martha Argerich is the soloist in our April Recording of the Month, a superb disc of Mozart Piano Concertos - one of the final recordings made by the late Claudio Abbado. We explore the works here.

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You can download "Pfitzner Cello Concertos – First Listen" here.

Pfitzner Cello Concertos – First Listen

Are Pfitzner's Cello Concertos little-known masterpieces? The BBC Music Magazine team discuss and rate Alban Gerhardt's new recording of these pieces in this First Listen podcast.

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You can download "Sibelius String Quartet – Chamber Classics Unwrapped" here.

Sibelius String Quartet – Chamber Classics Unwrapped

Welcome to the first of a series of special podcasts celebrating Kings Place's year-long festival Chamber Classics Unwrapped, supported by BBC Music Magazine. In this podcast, we're exploring Sibelius's powerful and highly personal String Quartet in D minor.

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You can download "Mahler • Rihm Orchestral Songs – Recording of the Month" here.

Mahler • Rihm Orchestral Songs – Recording of the Month

A superb disc of Mahler and Wolfgang Rihm is our March 2014 Recording of the Month, sung by tenor Christoph Prégardien. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about and play extracts from the recording in this podcast.

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You can download "Russian Treasures – First Listen" here.

Russian Treasures – First Listen

From familiar Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky to little-heard Chesnokov and Kedrov, Tenebrae has been exploring the treasures of the Russian choral repertoire for its latest album. Find out what the BBC Music Magazine editorial team thought of the recording in this episode of First Listen.

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