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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 - 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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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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