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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

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Opera category podcast

20 February 2013 - 12:24pm

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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Podcast special: Ice-Age Flute

15 February 2013 - 5:56pm

Editor Oliver Condy visits the British Museum's new exhibition 'Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind' and talks to curator Dr Jill Cook about a 40,000-year-old flute.

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BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Choral category podcast

14 February 2013 - 5:55pm

Elgar, Brahms and Mouton are the three composers in the spotlight in this week's Awards podcast, which takes a look at the Choral category. Head to www.classical-music.com to cast your vote now.

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BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Vocal category podcast

7 February 2013 - 2:58pm

In this week's Awards podcast we're discussing the Vocal category, which features recordings from soprano Marlis Petersen, baritone Christian Gerhaher and mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager

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Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Taneyev

First Listen – In this Moonlit Night

5 February 2013 - 11:32am

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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BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Instrumental category podcast

31 January 2013 - 5:42pm

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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Elgar Carter

BBC Music Magazine – Recording of the Month – February 2013

28 January 2013 - 11:50am

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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