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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 "Blow out, ye bugles – First Listen" here.

Blow out, ye bugles – First Listen

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

BBC Music Magazine - May 2011

Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks discuss Ravel's complete solo piano music performed by Steven Osborne, String Quartets by the American composer Ben Johnston, the world premiere recording of Rautavaara's opera The Mine, and a landmark performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion.

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

BBC Music Magazine - April 2011

In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Daniel Jaffé discuss the April issue's recommended releases, including Britten's Cello Symphony played by the BBC Philharmonic under Edward Gardner, Liszt orchestral works, Joyce DiDonato's album Diva, Divo, and in innovative recording of Grieg's piano music by pianist Sigurd Slåttebrekk.

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

BBC Music Magazine - March 2011

In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Daniel Jaffé discuss the March issue's recommended releases, including Nielsen Symphonies 4 and 5 played by the LSO under Colin Davis, Schulhoff works for violin and piano, string quartets by Sibelius and Schoenberg and Scarlatti keyboard sonatas performed by pianist Alexandre Tharaud

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

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 – Instrumental

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

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

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 - orchestral

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

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

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 - opera

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

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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.