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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 "Fauré Requiem – Recording of the Month" here.

Fauré Requiem – Recording of the Month

This wonderful new recording by King’s College Choir, Cambridge recreates the first complete liturgical performance of Fauré’s Requiem, and also features the French composer's Messe basse and Cantique de Jean Racine.

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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

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You can download "First Listen – Wagner" here.

First Listen – Wagner

In this month's First Listen, the BBC Music Magazine team discusses a disc of music by Wagner, on the Channel Classics label, performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and conductor Iván Fischer. And in this month's issue of the magazine read all about the life and work of this great opera composer.

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You can download "Recording of the Month – I Viaggi di Faustina" here.

Recording of the Month – I Viaggi di Faustina

Find out about a fascinating recording of Baroque operatic gems in this BBC Music Magazine podcast. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks discuss soprano Roberta Invernizzi's new disc, which is our June Recording of the Month.

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You can download "First Listen – Britten - Piano Concerto" here.

First Listen – Britten - Piano Concerto

In this month's First Listen, the BBC Music Magazine team discusses an all-Britten disc. The BBC Philharmonic and Edward Gardner are joined by violinist Tasmin Little and pianist Howard Shelley for Britten's Piano Concerto and Violin Concerto, on Chandos.

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You can download "Podcast special – Lisa Batiashvili" here.

Podcast special – Lisa Batiashvili

In this podcast special, violinist Lisa Batiashvili talks about the Brahms Violin Concerto and what it's like to play the piece on a Stradivarius violin once owned by the Concerto's dedicatee, Joseph Joachim.

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You can download "First Listen – Brahms - Clarinet Quintet" here.

First Listen – Brahms - Clarinet Quintet

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 give their thoughts on the Jerusalem Quartet's recording of chamber works by Brahms.

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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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