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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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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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First Listen – Patricia Kopatchinskaja

18 December 2013 - 6:07pm

How does Patricia Kopatchinskaja's new Prokofiev and Stravinsky Violin Concertos disc shape up? Find out what the BBC Music Magazine team thought of it in this First Listen podcast.

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Britten 100: John Bridcut

16 December 2013 - 4:46pm

While visiting Suffolk to mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten, along with Radio 3, staff writer Elizabeth Davis took five minutes to talk to Britten biographer and film-maker John Bridcut about his memories of Britten and the great composer's music.

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Recording of the Month – Incarnation

3 December 2013 - 4:32pm

'Incarnation', the latest disc by the Gabrieli Consort, is our Christmas Recording of the Month. In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks explore the recording's unusual programme, which features ancient and modern carols and Britten's a cappella masterpiece A Boy was Born.

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First Listen – Gesualdo - Tenebrae Responsories

19 November 2013 - 1:26pm

We delve into the lurid life and daring music of Gesualdo in this month's First Listen, rating a new recording of the Italian composer's Tenebrae Responsories from Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe.

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Recording of the Month - Bach Cantatas, Volume 55

31 October 2013 - 10:29am

After 18 years and 55 Cds, Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki have reached the end of their Cantata series in glorious style. Editor Oliver Condy and Reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about the 55th and final volume, our December Recording of the Month.

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First Listen – Saint-Saëns – Violin and Cello Concertos

22 October 2013 - 11:00am

Saint-Saëns is in the spotlight this month as the BBC Music Magazine editorial team gathers around for First Listen. This month we've been exploring the latest disc from violinist Renaud Capucon and cellist Gautier Capucon, on the Erato label.

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Recording of the Month - Britten Peter Grimes

17 October 2013 - 2:09pm

Britten's Peter Grimes is our Recording of the Month this November, in a recording from this year's Aldeburgh Festival, out on Signum Classics. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks discuss why this is an unmissable performance of this powerful opera.

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