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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 "Recording of the Month – Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1" here.

Recording of the Month – Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1

Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO's thrilling recording of Rachmaninov's First Symphony is our January 2014 Recording of the Month. Join editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks to hear clips from the disc and find out more about this underrated masterpiece.

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You can download "First Listen – Patricia Kopatchinskaja" here.

First Listen – Patricia Kopatchinskaja

How does Patricia Kopatchinskaja's new Prokofiev and Stravinsky Violin Concertos disc shape up? Find out what the BBC Music Magazine team thought of it in this First Listen podcast.

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You can download "Britten 100: John Bridcut" here.

Britten 100: John Bridcut

While visiting Suffolk to mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten, along with Radio 3, staff writer Elizabeth Davis took five minutes to talk to Britten biographer and film-maker John Bridcut about his memories of Britten and the great composer's music.

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You can download "Recording of the Month – Incarnation" here.

Recording of the Month – Incarnation

'Incarnation', the latest disc by the Gabrieli Consort, is our Christmas Recording of the Month. In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks explore the recording's unusual programme, which features ancient and modern carols and Britten's a cappella masterpiece A Boy was Born.

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You can download "First Listen – Gesualdo - Tenebrae Responsories" here.

First Listen – Gesualdo - Tenebrae Responsories

We delve into the lurid life and daring music of Gesualdo in this month's First Listen, rating a new recording of the Italian composer's Tenebrae Responsories from Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe.

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You can download "Recording of the Month - Bach Cantatas, Volume 55" here.

Recording of the Month - Bach Cantatas, Volume 55

After 18 years and 55 Cds, Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki have reached the end of their Cantata series in glorious style. Editor Oliver Condy and Reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about the 55th and final volume, our December Recording of the Month.

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You can download "First Listen – Saint-Saëns – Violin and Cello Concertos" here.

First Listen – Saint-Saëns – Violin and Cello Concertos

Saint-Saëns is in the spotlight this month as the BBC Music Magazine editorial team gathers around for First Listen. This month we've been exploring the latest disc from violinist Renaud Capucon and cellist Gautier Capucon, on the Erato label.

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You can download "Recording of the Month - Britten Peter Grimes" here.

Recording of the Month - Britten Peter Grimes

Britten's Peter Grimes is our Recording of the Month this November, in a recording from this year's Aldeburgh Festival, out on Signum Classics. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks discuss why this is an unmissable performance of this powerful opera.

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You can download "Podcast special – Mark Padmore" here.

Podcast special – Mark Padmore

In this podcast special, Elizabeth Davis meets tenor Mark Padmore and talks about the music - and poetry - on his new recording of songs by Vaughan Williams, Warlock and Jonathan Dove

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You can download "First Listen – Holst Choral Symphony" here.

First Listen – Holst Choral Symphony

What did Holst compose beyond The Planets? In this month's First Listen, the BBC Music Magazine team has a listen to The Mystic Trumpeter and the First Choral Symphony, performed by soprano Susan Gritton and the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis.

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