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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 "BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: The Great Sopranos" here.

BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: The Great Sopranos

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss the songs and arias performed by sopranos Maria Callas, Lucia Popp and Elisabeth Söderström on our September Cover CD

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You can download "Recording of the Month – JS Bach - St John Passion" here.

Recording of the Month – JS Bach - St John Passion

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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You can download "Podcast special – an appreciation of applause" here.

Podcast special – an appreciation of applause

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

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You can download "Recording of the Month – Musorgsky and Prokofiev" here.

Recording of the Month – Musorgsky and Prokofiev

Our Recording of the Month is a superlative disc of Musorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition and Prokofiev's Visions fugitives from pianist Steven Osborne, on the Hyperion label. In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about the recording.

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You can download "First Listen – Mahler Symphony No. 9" here.

First Listen – Mahler Symphony No. 9

In this month's First Listen, the BBC Music Magazine team gives a new recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 9 a spin. It's the first CD from the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, and is out on Deutsche Grammophon.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 DVD category podcast" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 DVD category podcast

To conclude our series of Awards podcasts, we discuss the DVD category, which features Bach's St Matthew Passion, Massenet's Don Quichotte and Puccini's Il trittico. Vote now at www.classical-music.com/awards.

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You can download "Podcast special – the genius of organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll" here.

Podcast special – the genius of organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll

Oliver Condy travels to London to discuss the ambitious new documentary 'The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll' with its presenter, the organist Gerard Brooks and director Will Fraser.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Opera category podcast" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Opera category podcast

Welcome to the latest Awards podcast. In this episode, we explore the Opera category, with nominations for Handel's Alceste, Wagner's Die Walküre and Puccini's Suor Angelica.

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You can download "Podcast special: Ice-Age Flute" here.

Podcast special: Ice-Age Flute

Editor Oliver Condy visits the British Museum's new exhibition 'Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind' and talks to curator Dr Jill Cook about a 40,000-year-old flute.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Choral category podcast" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Choral category podcast

Elgar, Brahms and Mouton are the three composers in the spotlight in this week's Awards podcast, which takes a look at the Choral category. Head to www.classical-music.com to cast your vote now.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Vocal category podcast" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Vocal category podcast

In this week's Awards podcast we're discussing the Vocal category, which features recordings from soprano Marlis Petersen, baritone Christian Gerhaher and mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager