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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.

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Our Classical Century • Montserrat Caballé • Igor Levit

25 October 2018 - 10:31am
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Blow out, ye bugles – First Listen

31 October 2014 - 11:58am

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 - 3:45pm

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 - 3:50pm

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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BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Schumann and Schubert

1 October 2014 - 1:19pm

Our November CD includes performances of Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 4 by the BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda and Juanjo Mena. Hear clips and an introduction to the works from Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath.

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Music for Alfred Hitchcock – First Listen

29 September 2014 - 10:49am

From those famous chilling string chords in Psycho to the pop and jazz-inspired score for Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock used music to great effect in his films. In this podcast, find out what the team makes of a new disc exploring Hitchcock film music.

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Benjamin Grosvenor’s Dances – Recording of the Month

18 September 2014 - 3:38pm

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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Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos – First Listen

9 September 2014 - 3:41pm

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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