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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.

The latest podcast

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? 


Podcast Archive

Howells Violin Sonatas – First Listen

25 July 2014 - 10:49am

Howells's complete violin and piano music has been recorded for the first time, by Rupert Marshall-Luck and Matthew Rickard. In this First Listen podcast, the BBC Music Magazine explore these rarely heard works - and give their verdict on the recording.


BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Beethoven

10 July 2014 - 11:28am

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss piano sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn as heard on the BBC Music Magazine August issue Cover CD.


First Listen – Bernstein West Side Story

27 June 2014 - 2:09pm
How does a complete live concert recording of Bernstein's West Side Story shape up? The BBC Music Magazine team share their thoughts on the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra's new CD.

Schumann and Janáček Piano works Recording of the Month

18 June 2014 - 5:03pm

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin brings together Janáček and Schumann in this superlative new recording. Hear clips from the disc and find out more about the pieces - On the Overgrown Path, Waldszenen and Kinderszenen - on this Podcast.


BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Elgar

11 June 2014 - 4:33pm

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss Elgar's Violin Concerto and The Spirit of England, as heard on the BBC Music Magazine July issue Cover CD.


Vierne - Langlais Messe Solennelle - First Listen

3 June 2014 - 5:13pm

The Choir of Southwell Minster has been on a trip to France to record masses by Vierne and Langlais in Sées Cathedral, home to two Cavaillé-Coll organs. Find out what the BBC Music Magazine team thought of the results.


Walton Symphony No. 1 and Violin Concerto - Recording of the Month

30 May 2014 - 3:45pm

Edward Gardner is at the helm of a brilliant new recording of Walton masterpieces. It features the impactful First Symphony and eloquent Violin Concerto, with soloist Tasmin Little, all played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Tune in to this month's episode to hear clips from this exciting new recording.

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