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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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American Quartets – First Listen

23 January 2014 - 12:59pm

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 - 11:53am

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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First Listen – Patricia Kopatchinskaja

18 December 2013 - 7:07pm

How does Patricia Kopatchinskaja's new Prokofiev and Stravinsky Violin Concertos disc shape up? Find out what the BBC Music Magazine team thought of it in this First Listen podcast.

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Britten 100: John Bridcut

16 December 2013 - 5:46pm

While visiting Suffolk to mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten, along with Radio 3, staff writer Elizabeth Davis took five minutes to talk to Britten biographer and film-maker John Bridcut about his memories of Britten and the great composer's music.

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Recording of the Month – Incarnation

3 December 2013 - 5:32pm

'Incarnation', the latest disc by the Gabrieli Consort, is our Christmas Recording of the Month. In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks explore the recording's unusual programme, which features ancient and modern carols and Britten's a cappella masterpiece A Boy was Born.

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First Listen – Gesualdo - Tenebrae Responsories

19 November 2013 - 2:26pm

We delve into the lurid life and daring music of Gesualdo in this month's First Listen, rating a new recording of the Italian composer's Tenebrae Responsories from Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe.

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Recording of the Month - Bach Cantatas, Volume 55

31 October 2013 - 11:29am

After 18 years and 55 Cds, Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki have reached the end of their Cantata series in glorious style. Editor Oliver Condy and Reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about the 55th and final volume, our December Recording of the Month.

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