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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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BBC Proms • Rachel Podger • BBC New Generation Artists

14 June 2019 - 5:05pm
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Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos – First Listen

9 September 2014 - 4:41pm

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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Bruckner Symphony No. 9 – Recording of the Month

9 September 2014 - 4:00pm

Claudio Abbado's final concert with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra included Bruckner's Symphony No. 9. It's a profoundly moving performance. Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks discuss the piece and play clips from the recording in this podcast.

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BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Brahms

4 September 2014 - 4:53pm

Jeremy Pound and Rebecca Franks introduce Brahms’s Symphony No. 3 and Variations on a theme by Haydn, as heard on our October cover CD

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BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: The Great Sopranos

8 August 2014 - 6:03pm

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss the songs and arias performed by sopranos Maria Callas, Lucia Popp and Elisabeth Söderström on our September Cover CD

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Howells Violin Sonatas – First Listen

25 July 2014 - 11:49am

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.

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BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Beethoven

10 July 2014 - 12:28pm

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss piano sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn as heard on the BBC Music Magazine August issue Cover CD.

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First Listen – Bernstein West Side Story

27 June 2014 - 3:09pm
How does a complete live concert recording of Bernstein's West Side Story shape up? The BBC Music Magazine team share their thoughts on the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra's new CD.
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