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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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Handel Messiah • Contemporary Christmas carols • Bah! humbug!

21 November 2019 - 10:45am
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Recording of the Month – Balkan Spirit

9 August 2013 - 4:06pm

Our Recording of the Month is an entrancing disc of traditional Balkan music from Jordi Savall, and in this latest podcast you can find out more about the music and hear clips from the recording

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Béla Bartók Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

First Listen – Bartók's Violin Concertos

1 August 2013 - 11:19am

Welcome to this month's First Listen, in which the BBC Music Magazine team rates an exciting new disc. In this episode, the team discusses Isabelle Faust's recording of Bartók's Violin Concertos with conductor Daniel Harding on Harmonia Mundi

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Shostakovich String Quartets Pacifica Quartet

Recording of the Month – Shostakovich String Quartets

19 July 2013 - 3:02pm

This issue's Recording of the Month is the latest riveting instalment of the Pacifica Quartet's exploration of Shostakovich's String Quartets. In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and acting reviews editor Daniel Jaffé discuss the Pacificas' interpretation.

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Podcast special – Antonio Stradivari

15 July 2013 - 5:41pm

In this podcast special, Jeremy Pound heads to Oxford's Ashmolean Museum to talk to the curator of a new exhibition exploring the most famous violin maker who ever lived, Antonio Stradivari

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J.S. Bach Cello Suites

First Listen – J.S. Bach Cello Suites

28 June 2013 - 4:59pm

Welcome to this month's First Listen, in which the BBC Music Magazine team rates an exciting new disc. In this episode, the editorial team discuss a new recording of JS Bach's Cello Suites performed by Jan Vogler on the Sony Classical label.

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Dvořák Symphony No. 9 Andris Nelsons

Recording of the Month – Dvořák's Symphony No. 9

20 June 2013 - 4:47pm

Explore a thrilling new recording of Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World', in this BBC Music Magazine podcast. Editor Oliver Condy and acting reviews editor Daniel Jaffé discuss the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra's new disc, conducted by Andris Nelsons, which is our July Recording of the Month

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Wagner Budapest Festival Orchestra

First Listen – Wagner

4 June 2013 - 6:19pm

In this month's First Listen, the BBC Music Magazine team discusses a disc of music by Wagner, on the Channel Classics label, performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and conductor Iván Fischer. And in this month's issue of the magazine read all about the life and work of this great opera composer.

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