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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 cover CD podcast: Elgar

BBC Music Magazine cover CD: Elgar Sea Pictures

18 March 2015 - 3:00pm

Elgar, Bax and Stanford feature on our April 2015 cover CD

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BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: CPE Bach

30 October 2014 - 4:45pm

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 - 4:50pm

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 - 2:19pm

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 - 11:49am

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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Benjamin Grosvenor’s Dances – Recording of the Month

18 September 2014 - 4:38pm

The young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor plays JS Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, Granados and more in this sparkling recital, our October Recording of the Month. Hear clips from the disc in this podcast with Rebecca Franks and Jeremy Pound.

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Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos – First Listen

9 September 2014 - 4:41pm

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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Bruckner Symphony No. 9 – Recording of the Month

9 September 2014 - 4:00pm

Claudio Abbado's final concert with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra included Bruckner's Symphony No. 9. It's a profoundly moving performance. Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks discuss the piece and play clips from the recording in this podcast.

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