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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 "Schumann Symphonies – Recording of the Month" here.

Schumann Symphonies – Recording of the Month

Schumann's four Symphonies are given fresh and exciting performances by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on their new album, our May 2014 Recording of the Month. Find out more about these masterpieces in this podcast, and hear extracts from the recording.

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You can download "Recording of the Month - Bach Cantatas, Volume 55" here.

Recording of the Month - Bach Cantatas, Volume 55

After 18 years and 55 Cds, Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki have reached the end of their Cantata series in glorious style. Editor Oliver Condy and Reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about the 55th and final volume, our December Recording of the Month.

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You can download "First Listen – Saint-Saëns – Violin and Cello Concertos" here.

First Listen – Saint-Saëns – Violin and Cello Concertos

Saint-Saëns is in the spotlight this month as the BBC Music Magazine editorial team gathers around for First Listen. This month we've been exploring the latest disc from violinist Renaud Capucon and cellist Gautier Capucon, on the Erato label.

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You can download "Recording of the Month - Britten Peter Grimes" here.

Recording of the Month - Britten Peter Grimes

Britten's Peter Grimes is our Recording of the Month this November, in a recording from this year's Aldeburgh Festival, out on Signum Classics. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks discuss why this is an unmissable performance of this powerful opera.

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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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