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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 "Howells Violin Sonatas – First Listen" here.

Howells Violin Sonatas – First Listen

Howells's complete violin and piano music has been recorded for the first time, by Rupert Marshall-Luck and Matthew Rickard. In this First Listen podcast, the BBC Music Magazine explore these rarely heard works – and give their verdict on the recording.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - May 2012" here.

BBC Music Magazine - May 2012

This month's highlights include a stunning choral disc from the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh, joyous piano concertos by Dobrzynski and Lessel, and Jonathan Harvey's opera Wagner Dream. Join BBC Music Magazine editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks to find out more about these great new releases.

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You can download "The BBC Music Magazine April podcast" here.

The BBC Music Magazine April podcast

In the April edition of the BBC Music Magazine podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about a terrific selection of new recordings. Highlights include Berg and Beethoven Violin Concertos from Isabelle Faust, Shostakovich's Piano Concertos with soloist Alexander Melnikov, and two 'Apothéoses' by Francois Couperin.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - March 2012" here.

BBC Music Magazine - March 2012

Welcome to the March podcast. This month editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks talk about the best new recordings, including a stunning Falla disc from the BBC Philharmonic, a Scott Joplin operatic rarity, and a revelatory recording of Berlioz's Harold in Italy.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 DVD category podcast" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 DVD category podcast

Welcome to the seventh of seven weekly BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 podcasts. This week, hear Oliver Condy, Helen Wallace and Rebecca Franks discuss the DVD category, and then cast your vote at www.classical-music.com/awards2012.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 Opera category podcast" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 Opera category podcast

Welcome to the sixth of seven weekly BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 podcasts. This week, hear Oliver Condy, Helen Wallace and Rebecca Franks discuss the Opera category, and then cast your vote at www.classical-music.com/awards2012.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - February 2012" here.

BBC Music Magazine - February 2012

This month's highlights including a dazzling new recording of Beethoven's String Trios, mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn's recital disc

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 Vocal category podcast" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 Vocal category podcast

Welcome to the fifth of seven weekly BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 podcasts. This week, hear Oliver Condy, Helen Wallace and Rebecca Franks discuss the Vocal category, and then cast your vote at www.classical-music.com/awards2012.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 Instrumental category podcast" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 Instrumental category podcast

Welcome to the fourth of seven weekly BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 podcasts. This week, hear Oliver Condy, Helen Wallace and Rebecca Franks discuss the Instrumental category, and then cast your vote at www.classical-music.com/awards2012.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 Chamber category podcast" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 Chamber category podcast

Welcome to the third of seven weekly BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 podcasts. This week, hear Oliver Condy, Helen Wallace and Rebecca Franks discuss the Chamber category, and then cast your vote at www.classical-music.com/awards2012.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 Choral category podcast" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 Choral category podcast

Welcome to the second of seven weekly BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 podcasts. This week, hear Oliver Condy, Helen Wallace and Rebecca Franks discuss the Choral category, and then cast your vote at www.classical-music.com/awards2012.