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We've recently relaunched the BBC Music Magazine podcast, with two new regular episodes for you to enjoy. In 'Recording of the Month' we explore the best new disc featured in the latest magazine, while in 'First Listen' the editorial team gather round to discuss and rate an exciting upcoming release. Plus, we'll be out and about interviewing musicians for special features in our occasional podcasts.

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You can download "Music for Alfred Hitchcock – First Listen" here.

Music for Alfred Hitchcock – First Listen

From those famous chilling string chords in Psycho to the pop and jazz-inspired score for Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock used music to great effect in his films. In this podcast, find out what the team makes of a new disc exploring Hitchcock film music.

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You can download "Podcast special – Mark Padmore" here.

Podcast special – Mark Padmore

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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You can download "First Listen – Holst Choral Symphony" here.

First Listen – Holst Choral Symphony

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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You can download "Recording of the Month – A Tale of Two Seasons" here.

Recording of the Month – A Tale of Two Seasons

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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You can download "First Listen – Bach to the Future" here.

First Listen – Bach to the Future

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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You can download "Recording of the Month – Balkan Spirit" here.

Recording of the Month – Balkan Spirit

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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You can download "First Listen – Bartók's Violin Concertos" here.

First Listen – Bartók's Violin Concertos

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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You can download "Recording of the Month – Shostakovich String Quartets" here.

Recording of the Month – Shostakovich String Quartets

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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You can download "Podcast special – Antonio Stradivari" here.

Podcast special – Antonio Stradivari

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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You can download "First Listen – J.S. Bach Cello Suites" here.

First Listen – J.S. Bach Cello Suites

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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You can download "Recording of the Month – Dvořák's Symphony No. 9" here.

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

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