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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 "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.

Podcast Archive

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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.

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

BBC Music Magazine - August 2010

Oliver Condy and Daniel Jaffé discuss the August issue's recommendations, including orchestral music by Andrzej Panufnik, moving choral music by Poulenc, and the Disc of the Month, Dmitri Hvorostovsky singing beautiful song-settings of Pushkin by Russia's greatest composers.

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

BBC Music Magazine - July 2010

This month, Oliver Condy and Daniel Jaffé discuss the July issue's recommendations, including the Hallé's recording of Wagner's Götterdämmerung, Artur Pizarro's disc of Spanish piano music, Alina Ibragimova's Beethoven recital and the Disc of the Month, pianist Yuja Wang's thrilling album 'Transformation'. To find out more, visit www.classical-music.com