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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 "Benjamin Grosvenor’s Dances – Recording of the Month" here.

Benjamin Grosvenor’s Dances – Recording of the Month

The young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor plays JS Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, Granados and more in this sparkling recital, our October Recording of the Month. Hear clips from the disc in this podcast with Rebecca Franks and Jeremy Pound.

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You can download "Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos – First Listen" here.

Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos – First Listen

Here's a disc with not just Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto, but the less well-known Second Piano Concerto as well. Join the team as they discuss Simon Trpčeski's new recording with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko.

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You can download "Bruckner Symphony No. 9 – Recording of the Month" here.

Bruckner Symphony No. 9 – Recording of the Month

Claudio Abbado's final concert with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra included Bruckner's Symphony No. 9. It's a profoundly moving performance. Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks discuss the piece and play clips from the recording in this podcast.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Brahms" here.

BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Brahms

Jeremy Pound and Rebecca Franks introduce Brahms’s Symphony No. 3 and Variations on a theme by Haydn, as heard on our October cover CD

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: The Great Sopranos" here.

BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: The Great Sopranos

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss the songs and arias performed by sopranos Maria Callas, Lucia Popp and Elisabeth Söderström on our September Cover CD

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You can download "Howells Violin Sonatas – First Listen" here.

Howells Violin Sonatas – First Listen

Howells's complete violin and piano music has been recorded for the first time, by Rupert Marshall-Luck and Matthew Rickard. In this First Listen podcast, the BBC Music Magazine explore these rarely heard works – and give their verdict on the recording.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Beethoven" here.

BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Beethoven

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss piano sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn as heard on the BBC Music Magazine August issue Cover CD.

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You can download "First Listen – Bernstein West Side Story" here.

First Listen – Bernstein West Side Story

How does a complete live concert recording of Bernstein's West Side Story shape up? The BBC Music Magazine team share their thoughts on the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra's new CD.

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You can download "Schumann and Janáček Piano works Recording of the Month" here.

Schumann and Janáček Piano works Recording of the Month

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin brings together Janáček and Schumann in this superlative new recording. Hear clips from the disc and find out more about the pieces - On the Overgrown Path, Waldszenen and Kinderszenen - on this Podcast.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Elgar" here.

BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Elgar

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss Elgar's Violin Concerto and The Spirit of England, as heard on the BBC Music Magazine July issue Cover CD.

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You can download "Vierne - Langlais Messe Solennelle - First Listen" here.

Vierne - Langlais Messe Solennelle - First Listen

The Choir of Southwell Minster has been on a trip to France to record masses by Vierne and Langlais in Sées Cathedral, home to two Cavaillé-Coll organs. Find out what the BBC Music Magazine team thought of the results.