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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 "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 "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 - choral" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 - choral

Welcome to the third of six weekly BBC Music Magazine Awards podcasts. This week, hear Oliver Condy, Daniel Jaffé and Helen Wallace discuss the Choral category.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - February 2011" here.

BBC Music Magazine - February 2011

In BBC Music Magazine's February issue podcast, editor Oliver Condy chats to reviews editor Daniel Jaffé about the month's finest new classical releases, including Murray Perahia's Brahms disc, Tchaikovsky's Fifth performed by the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Richard Strauss songs sung to perfection by soprano Diana Damrau.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 - chamber" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 - chamber

Welcome to the second of six weekly BBC Music Magazine Awards podcasts. This week, hear Oliver Condy, Daniel Jaffé and Helen Wallace discuss the Chamber category

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 – vocal" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 – vocal

Welcome to the first of six weekly BBC Music Magazine Awards podcasts. This week, hear Oliver Condy, Daniel Jaffé and Helen Wallace discuss the Vocal category.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - January 2011" here.

BBC Music Magazine - January 2011

In the January podcast, Oliver Condy and Daniel Jaffé discuss the issue's finest new releases, including a superb French disc by Janine Jansen, a moving Schumann recording from Piotr Anderszewski and a fantastic new recording of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto by James Ehnes.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - Christmas 2010" here.

BBC Music Magazine - Christmas 2010

In the latest podcast, Daniel Jaffé and Oliver Condy discuss the Christmas issue's recommended discs, including Dvorák's string quartets, verismo arias sung by Jonas Kaufmann and two Mozart Piano Concertos performed by Imogen Cooper.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - December 2010" here.

BBC Music Magazine - December 2010

Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Daniel Jaffé discuss the December issue's finest new releases, including Mahler conducted by Boulez, Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, the César Franck Violin Sonata and Shostakovich's searing Tenth Symphony.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - November 2010" here.

BBC Music Magazine - November 2010

Daniel Jaffé and Oliver Condy discuss the November issue's best recordings including Mozart's Magic Flute, Beethoven's Violin Sonatas and some enchanting Italian 17th-century love songs performed by Magdalena Kozena.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - October 2010" here.

BBC Music Magazine - October 2010

In their fourth podcast, Oliver Condy and Daniel Jaffé chat about the October issue's best new CD releases. Including our disc of the month, Wagner's Parsifal performed by the Mariinsky Opera under Valery Gergiev.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - September 2010" here.

BBC Music Magazine - September 2010

In this month's podcast, BBC Music Magazine editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Daniel Jaffé chat about the September issue's best new releases. Among our pick of the crop this month is a stirring disc of Bartók's orchestral works, sublime piano music by John Ireland and a moving performance of Dvorák's opera Rusalka from Glyndebourne.