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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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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? 

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Podcast Archive

Vocal – BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014

30 January 2014 - 2:48pm

Jonas Kaufmann, Christopher Purves and Matthias Goerne have all been nominated in this year's Vocal category. Find out more about their three recordings in this Awards podcast

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Choral – BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014

30 January 2014 - 11:25am

Pärt, Britten and Petrassi are all in the line-up for this year's Choral Award. To help you decide which should win, we've been in the studio to talk about the three nominations for this podcast special

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Opera – BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014

29 January 2014 - 6:25pm

Two Britten operas go head to head in the Awards this year, joined in this category by a recital disc starring Christian Gerhaher. We discuss and play extracts from all three recordings in this Awards podcast

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Concerto – BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014

29 January 2014 - 5:10pm

This new category for the 2014 BBC Music Magazine Awards features nominations for Isabelle Faust, Tabea Zimmermann and Alisa Weilerstein. Hear more about their three stunning discs in the second of our series of Awards podcast

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Orchestral – BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014

29 January 2014 - 4:05pm
Find out more about the Orchestral category, featuring works by Brahms, Richard Strauss and Szymanowski, in this special Awards podcast
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American Quartets – First Listen

23 January 2014 - 11:59am

Two albums of American String Quartets are up for discussion in this month's First Listen, our regular podcast looking at exciting new CD releases. Find out what the BBC Music Magazine team thought of the Brodsky's 'New World Quartets' disc and the Cypress Quartet's 'The American Album'.

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Recording of the Month – Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1

13 January 2014 - 10:53am

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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