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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? 


Podcast Archive

Podcast special – Antonio Stradivari

15 July 2013 - 5:41pm

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

J.S. Bach Cello Suites

First Listen – J.S. Bach Cello Suites

28 June 2013 - 4:59pm

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.

Dvořák Symphony No. 9 Andris Nelsons

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

20 June 2013 - 4:47pm

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

Wagner Budapest Festival Orchestra

First Listen – Wagner

4 June 2013 - 6:19pm

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.

 I Viaggi di Faustina Roberta Invernizzi

Recording of the Month – I Viaggi di Faustina

16 May 2013 - 2:18pm

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.

Britten Piano and Violin Concertos

First Listen – Britten - Piano Concerto

3 May 2013 - 2:54pm

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.

Lisa Batiashvili

Podcast special – Lisa Batiashvili

19 April 2013 - 4:09pm

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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