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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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Wagner Budapest Festival Orchestra

First Listen – Wagner

4 June 2013 - 7:19pm

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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 I Viaggi di Faustina Roberta Invernizzi

Recording of the Month – I Viaggi di Faustina

16 May 2013 - 3:18pm

Find out about a fascinating recording of Baroque operatic gems in this BBC Music Magazine podcast. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks discuss soprano Roberta Invernizzi's new disc, which is our June Recording of the Month.

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Britten Piano and Violin Concertos

First Listen – Britten - Piano Concerto

3 May 2013 - 3:54pm

In this month's First Listen, the BBC Music Magazine team discusses an all-Britten disc. The BBC Philharmonic and Edward Gardner are joined by violinist Tasmin Little and pianist Howard Shelley for Britten's Piano Concerto and Violin Concerto, on Chandos.

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Lisa Batiashvili

Podcast special – Lisa Batiashvili

19 April 2013 - 5:09pm

In this podcast special, violinist Lisa Batiashvili talks about the Brahms Violin Concerto and what it's like to play the piece on a Stradivarius violin once owned by the Concerto's dedicatee, Joseph Joachim.

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First Listen – Brahms - Clarinet Quintet

5 April 2013 - 4:51pm

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 give their thoughts on the Jerusalem Quartet's recording of chamber works by Brahms.

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Recording of the Month – JS Bach - St John Passion

22 March 2013 - 6:13pm

Explore a thrilling new recording of Bach's St John Passion in this BBC Music Magazine podcast. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks discuss the Dunedin Consort's new disc, which is our April Recording of the Month.

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Podcast special – an appreciation of applause

20 March 2013 - 7:06pm

Jeremy Pound looks at the subject of clapping, with contributions from Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Andrew Litton

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