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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 "First Listen – Britten - Piano Concerto" here.

First Listen – Britten - Piano Concerto

In this month's First Listen, the BBC Music Magazine team discusses an all-Britten disc. The BBC Philharmonic and Edward Gardner are joined by violinist Tasmin Little and pianist Howard Shelley for Britten's Piano Concerto and Violin Concerto, on Chandos.

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You can download "Podcast special – Lisa Batiashvili" here.

Podcast special – Lisa Batiashvili

In this podcast special, violinist Lisa Batiashvili talks about the Brahms Violin Concerto and what it's like to play the piece on a Stradivarius violin once owned by the Concerto's dedicatee, Joseph Joachim.

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You can download "First Listen – Brahms - Clarinet Quintet" here.

First Listen – Brahms - Clarinet Quintet

Welcome to this month's First Listen, in which the BBC Music Magazine team rates an exciting new disc. In this episode, the editorial team give their thoughts on the Jerusalem Quartet's recording of chamber works by Brahms.

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You can download "Recording of the Month – JS Bach - St John Passion" here.

Recording of the Month – JS Bach - St John Passion

Explore a thrilling new recording of Bach's St John Passion in this BBC Music Magazine podcast. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks discuss the Dunedin Consort's new disc, which is our April Recording of the Month.

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You can download "Podcast special – an appreciation of applause" here.

Podcast special – an appreciation of applause

Jeremy Pound looks at the subject of clapping, with contributions from Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Andrew Litton

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You can download "Recording of the Month – Musorgsky and Prokofiev" here.

Recording of the Month – Musorgsky and Prokofiev

Our Recording of the Month is a superlative disc of Musorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition and Prokofiev's Visions fugitives from pianist Steven Osborne, on the Hyperion label. In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about the recording.

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You can download "First Listen – Mahler Symphony No. 9" here.

First Listen – Mahler Symphony No. 9

In this month's First Listen, the BBC Music Magazine team gives a new recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 9 a spin. It's the first CD from the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, and is out on Deutsche Grammophon.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 DVD category podcast" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 DVD category podcast

To conclude our series of Awards podcasts, we discuss the DVD category, which features Bach's St Matthew Passion, Massenet's Don Quichotte and Puccini's Il trittico. Vote now at www.classical-music.com/awards.

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You can download "Podcast special – the genius of organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll" here.

Podcast special – the genius of organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll

Oliver Condy travels to London to discuss the ambitious new documentary 'The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll' with its presenter, the organist Gerard Brooks and director Will Fraser.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Opera category podcast" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Opera category podcast

Welcome to the latest Awards podcast. In this episode, we explore the Opera category, with nominations for Handel's Alceste, Wagner's Die Walküre and Puccini's Suor Angelica.

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