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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? 


Podcast Archive

First Listen – Brahms - Clarinet Quintet

5 April 2013 - 3:51pm

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.


Recording of the Month – JS Bach - St John Passion

22 March 2013 - 5:13pm

Explore a thrilling new recording of Bach's St John Passion in this BBC Music Magazine podcast. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks discuss the Dunedin Consort's new disc, which is our April Recording of the Month.


Podcast special – an appreciation of applause

20 March 2013 - 6:06pm

Jeremy Pound looks at the subject of clapping, with contributions from Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Andrew Litton


Recording of the Month – Musorgsky and Prokofiev

8 March 2013 - 4:09pm

Our Recording of the Month is a superlative disc of Musorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition and Prokofiev's Visions fugitives from pianist Steven Osborne, on the Hyperion label. In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about the recording.


First Listen – Mahler Symphony No. 9

1 March 2013 - 12:00pm

In this month's First Listen, the BBC Music Magazine team gives a new recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 9 a spin. It's the first CD from the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, and is out on Deutsche Grammophon.


BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 DVD category podcast

26 February 2013 - 3:30pm

To conclude our series of Awards podcasts, we discuss the DVD category, which features Bach's St Matthew Passion, Massenet's Don Quichotte and Puccini's Il trittico. Vote now at www.classical-music.com/awards.


Podcast special – the genius of organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll

22 February 2013 - 5:57pm

Oliver Condy travels to London to discuss the ambitious new documentary 'The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll' with its presenter, the organist Gerard Brooks and director Will Fraser.

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