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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? 


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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.


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.


Russian Treasures – First Listen

25 February 2014 - 5:02pm

From familiar Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky to little-heard Chesnokov and Kedrov, Tenebrae has been exploring the treasures of the Russian choral repertoire for its latest album. Find out what the BBC Music Magazine editorial team thought of the recording in this episode of First Listen.


CPE Bach Württemberg Sonatas – Recording of the Month

6 February 2014 - 5:31pm

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani's debut solo recording showcases the eloquent and colourful music of CPE Bach. In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks talk about this exciting new recording and play extracts from it.


Podcast special – Pat Metheny

31 January 2014 - 6:04pm

Oliver Condy talks to the great jazz guitarist Pat Metheny about his brand new album, KIN


Instrumental – BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014

30 January 2014 - 4:40pm

Hear extracts from the three discs nominated in this year's Instrumental category in this special podcast, featuring JS Bach's English Suites, piano music by Mompou and Baroque solo violin music.


Chamber – BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014

30 January 2014 - 3:48pm

Join the BBC Music Magazine team for this podcast special taking a look at the Chamber category in our 2014 Awards. You can hear clips from the three nominated discs to help you choose your favourite before you cast your all-important vote at www.classical-music.com/awards.

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