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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 Awards 2015 podcast

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Orchestral

23 January 2015 - 9:00am

Find out more about all three recordings in the Orchestral category of this year's BBC Music Magazine Awards

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Podcast Archive

Benjamin Grosvenor’s Dances – Recording of the Month

18 September 2014 - 3:38pm

The young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor plays JS Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, Granados and more in this sparkling recital, our October Recording of the Month. Hear clips from the disc in this podcast with Rebecca Franks and Jeremy Pound.

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Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos – First Listen

9 September 2014 - 3:41pm

Here's a disc with not just Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto, but the less well-known Second Piano Concerto as well. Join the team as they discuss Simon Trpčeski's new recording with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko.

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Bruckner Symphony No. 9 – Recording of the Month

9 September 2014 - 3:00pm

Claudio Abbado's final concert with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra included Bruckner's Symphony No. 9. It's a profoundly moving performance. Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks discuss the piece and play clips from the recording in this podcast.

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BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Brahms

4 September 2014 - 3:53pm

Jeremy Pound and Rebecca Franks introduce Brahms’s Symphony No. 3 and Variations on a theme by Haydn, as heard on our October cover CD

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BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: The Great Sopranos

8 August 2014 - 5:03pm

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss the songs and arias performed by sopranos Maria Callas, Lucia Popp and Elisabeth Söderström on our September Cover CD

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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.

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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.

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