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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 "BBC Music Magazine - November 2011" here.

BBC Music Magazine - November 2011

This month, we'll be talking about a selection of the best new releases, including Les Arts Florissant's recording Lamentazione, Haydn Piano Sonatas from Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, and Steve Reich's musical reflections on 9/11.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - October 2011" here.

BBC Music Magazine - October 2011

This month's highlights include an inspired performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, a stunning recital from pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, and contemporary chamber works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - September 2011" here.

BBC Music Magazine - September 2011

Welcome to the September episode of the BBC Music Magazine podcast. From Lully's Armide to Rossini's William Tell, Beethoven's String Quartets to Reich's The Desert Music, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks discuss the best new CDs and DVDs out now.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - August 2011" here.

BBC Music Magazine - August 2011

Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about the best new recordings reviewed in the August issue of BBC Music Magazine, including a stunning new CD of Byrd's complete works for viol consort and Schubert's 'Great' Symphony in C from the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - July 2011" here.

BBC Music Magazine - July 2011

This month editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about the issue's best new releases, including Beethoven's Diabelli Variations from Paul Lewis, a thrilling recording of Britten's Turn of the Screw and the Dante Quartet's pairing of chamber music by Sibelius and Smetana.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - June 2011" here.

BBC Music Magazine - June 2011

Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks discuss JS Bach's St John Passion performed by the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the world premiere recording of the original version of Mendelssohn's Octet, and a thrilling disc of Bart

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - May 2011" here.

BBC Music Magazine - May 2011

Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks discuss Ravel's complete solo piano music performed by Steven Osborne, String Quartets by the American composer Ben Johnston, the world premiere recording of Rautavaara's opera The Mine, and a landmark performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - April 2011" here.

BBC Music Magazine - April 2011

In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Daniel Jaffé discuss the April issue's recommended releases, including Britten's Cello Symphony played by the BBC Philharmonic under Edward Gardner, Liszt orchestral works, Joyce DiDonato's album Diva, Divo, and in innovative recording of Grieg's piano music by pianist Sigurd Slåttebrekk.

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine - March 2011" here.

BBC Music Magazine - March 2011

In this podcast, editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Daniel Jaffé discuss the March issue's recommended releases, including Nielsen Symphonies 4 and 5 played by the LSO under Colin Davis, Schulhoff works for violin and piano, string quartets by Sibelius and Schoenberg and Scarlatti keyboard sonatas performed by pianist Alexandre Tharaud

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You can download "BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 – Instrumental" here.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 – Instrumental

Welcome to the sixth of six weekly BBC Music Magazine Awards podcasts. This week, hear Oliver Condy, Daniel Jaffé and Helen Wallace discuss the Instrumental category.