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Welcome to the BBC Music Magazine podcast, brought to you by the magazine's editorial team. Join us once a month for the latest classical music news, the top stories in the new issue of BBC Music Magazine, a guide to the magazine’s exclusive cover CD, plus a round-up of our favourite new recordings.

The latest podcast

Jess Gillam • Oliver Knussen • Ludwig van Beethoven

20 August 2018 - 11:50am
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Podcast Archive

Elgar Dream of Gerontius Sir Andrew Davis BBC

Recording of the Month: Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius

17 December 2014 - 2:30pm

Sir Andrew Davis conducts an overwhelming performance

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BBC Music Magazine Christmas 2014 Cover CD: On Christmas Night

BBC Music Magazine cover CD: On Christmas Night

17 December 2014 - 11:06am

Hear clips and an introduction to the CD that comes free with our Christmas issue

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First Listen: La Fauvette Passerinette

17 December 2014 - 10:26am

The BBC Music Magazine team discuss and rate Peter Hill's recording of piano works by Messiaen , Ravel, Dutilleux and others

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Shostakovich Symphonies Nos 6 and 14 – Recording of the Month

10 November 2014 - 11:33am

Two symphonies by Shostakovich feature on our bleak but brilliant Recording of the Month, played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Hear clips and find out more about the music in this month’s podcast.

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Blow out, ye bugles – First Listen

31 October 2014 - 12:58pm

English choral works written around the time of the First World War are the subject of this month’s First Listen podcast. Join the BBC Music Magazine team as they explore and play clips from this new disc from Truro Cathedral Choir.

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BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: CPE Bach

30 October 2014 - 4:45pm

Our December cover CD features performances of music by CPE Bach by Rachel Podger and friends to mark the composer’s 300th anniversary. Hear clips and an introduction to the works from Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath.

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Fauré Requiem – Recording of the Month

9 October 2014 - 4:50pm

This wonderful new recording by King’s College Choir, Cambridge recreates the first complete liturgical performance of Fauré’s Requiem, and also features the French composer's Messe basse and Cantique de Jean Racine.

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