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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 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.

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

BBC Music Magazine - January 2012

This month's exploration of the best new releases, presented by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks, includes a superlative recording of Mozart's Symphonies Nos 39 and 40, Jonathan Harvey's Bird Concerto with Pianosong, and Shostakovich String Quartets from the Pacifica Quartet.

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

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 Orchestral category podcast

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

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

BBC Music Magazine - Christmas 2011

Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks will be talking about a selection of the best new releases, including Schubert's great song cycle Winterreise, a stunning recording of Parry's Songs of Farewell, and Paul Hillier's musical telling of the Christmas story.

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

BBC Music Magazine - December 2011

Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks take a look at this month's best new releases. Highlights include a compelling account of Schumann's String Quartets from the Doric Quartet, thrilling Shostakovich performances from the RLPO and Vassily Petrenko, as well as a dip into the world of Henry Purcell.

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