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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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Royal Opera House • Notre Dame • I Fagiolini

15 May 2019 - 9:59am
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Schumann Symphonies – Recording of the Month

17 April 2014 - 5:22pm

Schumann's four Symphonies are given fresh and exciting performances by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on their new album, our May 2014 Recording of the Month. Find out more about these masterpieces in this podcast, and hear extracts from the recording.

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Mozart Piano Concertos – Recording of the Month

10 April 2014 - 4:30pm

Martha Argerich is the soloist in our April Recording of the Month, a superb disc of Mozart Piano Concertos - one of the final recordings made by the late Claudio Abbado. We explore the works here.

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Pfitzner Cello Concertos – First Listen

10 April 2014 - 4:26pm

Are Pfitzner's Cello Concertos little-known masterpieces? The BBC Music Magazine team discuss and rate Alban Gerhardt's new recording of these pieces in this First Listen podcast.

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Sibelius String Quartet – Chamber Classics Unwrapped

18 March 2014 - 6:37pm

Welcome to the first of a series of special podcasts celebrating Kings Place's year-long festival Chamber Classics Unwrapped, supported by BBC Music Magazine. In this podcast, we're exploring Sibelius's powerful and highly personal String Quartet in D minor.

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Mahler • Rihm Orchestral Songs – Recording of the Month

11 March 2014 - 7:05pm

A superb disc of Mahler and Wolfgang Rihm is our March 2014 Recording of the Month, sung by tenor Christoph Prégardien. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about and play extracts from the recording in this podcast.

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Russian Treasures – First Listen

25 February 2014 - 6:02pm

From familiar Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky to little-heard Chesnokov and Kedrov, Tenebrae has been exploring the treasures of the Russian choral repertoire for its latest album. Find out what the BBC Music Magazine editorial team thought of the recording in this episode of First Listen.

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CPE Bach Württemberg Sonatas – Recording of the Month

6 February 2014 - 6:31pm

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani's debut solo recording showcases the eloquent and colourful music of CPE Bach. In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks talk about this exciting new recording and play extracts from it.

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