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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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You can download "Shostakovich Symphonies Nos 6 & 14 – Recording of the Month" here.

Shostakovich Symphonies Nos 6 & 14 – Recording of the Month

Two symphonies by Shostakovich feature on our bleak but brilliant Recording of the Month, played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Hear clips and find out more about the music in this month’s podcast.

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You can download "First Listen – Bartók's Violin Concertos" here.

First Listen – Bartók's Violin Concertos

Welcome to this month's First Listen, in which the BBC Music Magazine team rates an exciting new disc. In this episode, the team discusses Isabelle Faust's recording of Bartók's Violin Concertos with conductor Daniel Harding on Harmonia Mundi

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You can download "Recording of the Month – Shostakovich String Quartets" here.

Recording of the Month – Shostakovich String Quartets

This issue's Recording of the Month is the latest riveting instalment of the Pacifica Quartet's exploration of Shostakovich's String Quartets. In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and acting reviews editor Daniel Jaffé discuss the Pacificas' interpretation.

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You can download "Podcast special – Antonio Stradivari" here.

Podcast special – Antonio Stradivari

In this podcast special, Jeremy Pound heads to Oxford's Ashmolean Museum to talk to the curator of a new exhibition exploring the most famous violin maker who ever lived, Antonio Stradivari

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You can download "First Listen – J.S. Bach Cello Suites" here.

First Listen – J.S. Bach Cello Suites

Welcome to this month's First Listen, in which the BBC Music Magazine team rates an exciting new disc. In this episode, the editorial team discuss a new recording of JS Bach's Cello Suites performed by Jan Vogler on the Sony Classical label.

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You can download "Recording of the Month – Dvořák's Symphony No. 9" here.

Recording of the Month – Dvořák's Symphony No. 9

Explore a thrilling new recording of Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World', in this BBC Music Magazine podcast. Editor Oliver Condy and acting reviews editor Daniel Jaffé discuss the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra's new disc, conducted by Andris Nelsons, which is our July Recording of the Month

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You can download "First Listen – Wagner" here.

First Listen – Wagner

In this month's First Listen, the BBC Music Magazine team discusses a disc of music by Wagner, on the Channel Classics label, performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and conductor Iván Fischer. And in this month's issue of the magazine read all about the life and work of this great opera composer.

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You can download "Recording of the Month – I Viaggi di Faustina" here.

Recording of the Month – I Viaggi di Faustina

Find out about a fascinating recording of Baroque operatic gems in this BBC Music Magazine podcast. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks discuss soprano Roberta Invernizzi's new disc, which is our June Recording of the Month.

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You can download "First Listen – Britten - Piano Concerto" here.

First Listen – Britten - Piano Concerto

In this month's First Listen, the BBC Music Magazine team discusses an all-Britten disc. The BBC Philharmonic and Edward Gardner are joined by violinist Tasmin Little and pianist Howard Shelley for Britten's Piano Concerto and Violin Concerto, on Chandos.

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You can download "Podcast special – Lisa Batiashvili" here.

Podcast special – Lisa Batiashvili

In this podcast special, violinist Lisa Batiashvili talks about the Brahms Violin Concerto and what it's like to play the piece on a Stradivarius violin once owned by the Concerto's dedicatee, Joseph Joachim.

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You can download "First Listen – Brahms - Clarinet Quintet" here.

First Listen – Brahms - Clarinet Quintet

Welcome to this month's First Listen, in which the BBC Music Magazine team rates an exciting new disc. In this episode, the editorial team give their thoughts on the Jerusalem Quartet's recording of chamber works by Brahms.

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