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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 "Shostakovich Symphonies Nos 6 & 14 – Recording of the Month" here.

Shostakovich Symphonies Nos 6 & 14 – Recording of the Month

Two symphonies by Shostakovich feature on our bleak but brilliant Recording of the Month, played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Hear clips and find out more about the music in this month’s podcast.

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You can download "First Listen – In this Moonlit Night" here.

First Listen – In this Moonlit Night

Welcome to First Listen, in which the BBC Music Magazine team rate an exciting upcoming recording. In this episode, we have a listen to baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky's new recital disc 'In this Moonlit Night', out on the Ondine label.

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

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Instrumental category podcast

Welcome to the third of our Awards podcasts, taking a look at the Instrumental category. The three nominations explored are Chopin from Janina Fialkowska, Debussy from Alexei Lubimov and Beethoven from Andreas Staier.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine – Recording of the Month – February 2013" here.

BBC Music Magazine – Recording of the Month – February 2013

In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks discuss the Recording of the Month in our February issue, Alisa Weilerstein's stunning disc of Cello Concertos by Elgar and Elliott Carter.

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

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Chamber category podcast

Welcome to the second of our seven BBC Music Magazine Awards podcasts. This week, Oliver Condy, Helen Wallace and Rebecca Franks explore the Chamber category, which features discs of Beethoven, Langgaard and Lawes.

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

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Orchestral category podcast

In the first of seven weekly BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 podcasts, Oliver Condy, Helen Wallace and Rebecca Franks chat about the nominations in the Orchestral category. Cast your vote now at www.classical-music.com/awards

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You can download "First Listen - Lang Lang - The Chopin Album" here.

First Listen - Lang Lang - The Chopin Album

Welcome to 'First Listen', the first in a new series of podcasts in which the BBC Music Magazine team gives its verdict on a recent CD release. This month we're discussing Lang Lang's The Chopin Album.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - October 2012" here.

BBC Music Magazine - October 2012

Welcome to the October edition of the BBC Music Magazine podcast. This month editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks talk about Suk's sumptuous symphonic poems A Summer's Tale and Prague, and Wagner's ever-popular opera Lohengrin. Plus we talk to violinist Stefano Montanari, conductor Paul Hillier and pianist Martin Roscoe.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - September 2012" here.

BBC Music Magazine - September 2012

Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks discuss the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle's new recording of a complete version of Bruckner's Ninth Symphony, as well as Mouton's choral works and Liszt's transcriptions of Beethoven. Plus we talk to violinist Baiba Skride and Laurence Dreyfus, the director of viol consort Phantasm.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - August 2012" here.

BBC Music Magazine - August 2012

Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about August's best new recordings. This month includes Andreas Staier's imaginative take on Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, and early orchestral works by Saint-Saëns. Plus we've been talking to pianist Jeremy Denk about why he's paired Ligeti and Beethoven, and the Schubert Ensemble about Dvorák's gorgeously lyrical Piano Quintets.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - July 2012" here.

BBC Music Magazine - July 2012

This month's highlights include a colourful recording of Debussy's Préludes from Alexei Lubimov, and dazzling accounts of Schumann's Piano Quintet and Piano Quartet. Join editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks to find out more, and to hear interviews with viola da gamba player Paolo Pandolfo and conductor Christian Curnyn.

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