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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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A Tribute to Oscar Peterson – First Listen

30 April 2014 - 9:13am

Andrew Litton swaps his conducting baton for the piano for his latest recording, an album dedicated to the great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. The BBC Music Magazine team has a listen to it for this month's First Listen podcast.

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Handel at the Foundling Hospital

23 April 2014 - 3:44pm

Oliver Condy travels to the Foundling Museum in London to talk to its director Caro Howell about Handel's fund-raising performances of his Messiah at the hospital for abandoned children.

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Schumann Symphonies – Recording of the Month

17 April 2014 - 4:22pm

Schumann's four Symphonies are given fresh and exciting performances by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on their new album, our May 2014 Recording of the Month. Find out more about these masterpieces in this podcast, and hear extracts from the recording.

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Mozart Piano Concertos – Recording of the Month

10 April 2014 - 3:30pm

Martha Argerich is the soloist in our April Recording of the Month, a superb disc of Mozart Piano Concertos - one of the final recordings made by the late Claudio Abbado. We explore the works here.

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Pfitzner Cello Concertos – First Listen

10 April 2014 - 3:26pm

Are Pfitzner's Cello Concertos little-known masterpieces? The BBC Music Magazine team discuss and rate Alban Gerhardt's new recording of these pieces in this First Listen podcast.

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Sibelius String Quartet – Chamber Classics Unwrapped

18 March 2014 - 5:37pm

Welcome to the first of a series of special podcasts celebrating Kings Place's year-long festival Chamber Classics Unwrapped, supported by BBC Music Magazine. In this podcast, we're exploring Sibelius's powerful and highly personal String Quartet in D minor.

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Mahler • Rihm Orchestral Songs – Recording of the Month

11 March 2014 - 6:05pm

A superb disc of Mahler and Wolfgang Rihm is our March 2014 Recording of the Month, sung by tenor Christoph Prégardien. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about and play extracts from the recording in this podcast.

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