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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? 


Podcast Archive

The sounds of 1917

22 May 2014 - 5:57pm

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


BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Gurney and Bridge

15 May 2014 - 2:44pm

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


A Tribute to Oscar Peterson – First Listen

30 April 2014 - 9:13am

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.


Handel at the Foundling Hospital

23 April 2014 - 3:44pm

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.


Schumann Symphonies – Recording of the Month

17 April 2014 - 4:22pm

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.


Mozart Piano Concertos – Recording of the Month

10 April 2014 - 3:30pm

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.


Pfitzner Cello Concertos – First Listen

10 April 2014 - 3:26pm

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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Jonathan Aasgaard (Cello); Martin...
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