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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 Music Magazine podcast

Handel Messiah • Contemporary Christmas carols • Bah! humbug!

21 November 2019 - 10:45am
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Podcast Archive

Recording of the Month - Bach Cantatas, Volume 55

31 October 2013 - 10:29am

After 18 years and 55 Cds, Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki have reached the end of their Cantata series in glorious style. Editor Oliver Condy and Reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about the 55th and final volume, our December Recording of the Month.

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First Listen – Saint-Saëns – Violin and Cello Concertos

22 October 2013 - 11:00am

Saint-Saëns is in the spotlight this month as the BBC Music Magazine editorial team gathers around for First Listen. This month we've been exploring the latest disc from violinist Renaud Capucon and cellist Gautier Capucon, on the Erato label.

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Recording of the Month - Britten Peter Grimes

17 October 2013 - 2:09pm

Britten's Peter Grimes is our Recording of the Month this November, in a recording from this year's Aldeburgh Festival, out on Signum Classics. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks discuss why this is an unmissable performance of this powerful opera.

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Mark Padmore podcast

Podcast special – Mark Padmore

7 October 2013 - 4:15pm

In this podcast special, Elizabeth Davis meets tenor Mark Padmore and talks about the music - and poetry - on his new recording of songs by Vaughan Williams, Warlock and Jonathan Dove

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Holst The Mystic Trumpeter

First Listen – Holst Choral Symphony

19 September 2013 - 4:38pm

What did Holst compose beyond The Planets? In this month's First Listen, the BBC Music Magazine team has a listen to The Mystic Trumpeter and the First Choral Symphony, performed by soprano Susan Gritton and the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis.

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Recording of the Month – A Tale of Two Seasons

5 September 2013 - 1:30pm

La Serenissima's 'Vivaldi: A Tale of Two Seasons' is the Recording of the Month in our October issue. Find out more about this dazzling new disc in this podcast, presented by deputy editor Jeremy Pound and reviews editor Rebecca Franks

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Ashley Wass Bach to the Future

First Listen – Bach to the Future

22 August 2013 - 4:35pm

Pianist Ashley Wass's disc 'Bach to the Future' is the subject of our First Listen podcast this month. Listen in to find out what the BBC Music Magazine team thought of this exciting new recording.

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