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Welcome to the BBC Music Magazine podcast. Join us once a month for the latest classical music news, the top stories in the new issue of BBC Music Magazine, a guide to the magazine’s cover CD, plus a round-up of our favourite new recordings.

Episode Date
Handel's Messiah • Contemporary Christmas carols • Bah! humbug!
00:28:14

We have mince pies, sherry and crackers: it must be time for the Christmas podcast! Join us for an episode packed with Yuletide joy, beautiful new carols by Dobrinka Tabakova, Toby Young, Cecilia McDowall and Michael Finnissy, as well as our favourite festive musical jokes. Plus hear all about our Christmas isssue. Our cover feature takes a look at a masterpiece that has redefined the sound of Christmas, Handel's Messiah; we also explore the parish church choir scene, and find out what concert-hall horrors cause musicians to see red. And, of course, we've brought along a batch of the latest Christmas CDs we've been enjoying. Merry Christmas!


This episode is presented by editor Oliver Condy, who is joined by deputy editor Jeremy Pound, managing editor Rebecca Franks, editorial assisstant Freya Parr and reviews editor Michael Beek. It was produced by Ben Youatt and Jack Bateman.


Recordings:


Dobrinka Tabakova Good-will to men, and peace on Earth

Choir of Queen's College, Oxford/Owen Rees

BBC Music Magazine Christmas 2020 Cover CD


Toby Young The Owl

Choir of Queen's College, Oxford/Owen Rees

BBC Music Magazine Christmas 2020 Cover CD


Extracts from Handel's Messiah

Taverner Choir and Players/Andrew Parrott

Virgin Veritas 562 0042


Peter Warlock Bethlehem Down

Christmas at St George's Windsor

Choir of St George's Windsor/James Vivian

Hyperion CDA 68281


First Listen Choices:


Christmas at St George's Windsor

Choir of St George's Windsor/James Vivian

Hyperion CDA 68281


Advent Carols from King's College, London

Choir of King's College, London/Joseph Fort

Delphian DCD34226


Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker

State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia 'Evgeny Svetlanov'/Vladimir Jurowski

Pentatone PTC5186761






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Nov 29, 2019
Hildegard von Bingen • Opera Age Ratings • Gabriela Montero Piano Concerto
00:28:18

In our December 2019 podcast, we pay tribute to the late soprano Jessye Norman and listen to one of her best recordings. We also discuss the new 'Music for Trees' app created by the Royal Parks in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Music. The app follows the roaming user as they walk around Regent's Park, playing corresponding compositions by RAM students. Plus, we take a look at this year's shortlist for the RPS Awards.


We flick through the latest issue of BBC Music Magazine and listen to our superb Recording of the Month. As Hildegard von Bingen is our Composer of the Month, we discuss what it is about her music that has stood the test of time and has made it so adaptable for musicians across all genres. Plus, we explore the new phenomenon of implanting movie-style age ratings on operas.


As usual, we all bring along our favourite new recordings from the last month, including Gabriela Montero's new 'Latin' piano concerto and a new disc from the Choir of St John's College, Cambridge.


Recordings:


Black Voices Rise: African American Artists at the Met, 1955-1985

Wagner: Tannhäuser – 'Dich, teure Helle'

Met Opera Productions


The Sun Rising

The Beloved


Shostakovich

24 Preludes: V. Allegro vivace

Andrey Gugnin (piano)

Hyperion CDA68267


Jeremy's choice:

Magnificat

Glen Dempsey (organ), Choir of St John's College, Cambridge/Andrew Nethsingha

Signum SIGCD588


Michael's choice:

Hanns Eisler: Leipzig Symphony

MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Kammersymphonie Berlin/Jurgen Bruns

Capriccio C5268


Freya's choice:

Gabriela Montero & Ravel: Piano Concerto

Gabriela Montero (piano), Orchestra of the Americas/Carlos Miguel Prieto

Orchid Classics ORC100104



Stories:


Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2019 shortlists announced: http://www.classical-music.com/news/royal-philharmonic-society-awards-2019-shortlists-announced


Music for Trees mobile app: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/the-regents-park/things-to-see-and-do/music-for-trees-mobile-app

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Nov 05, 2019
Critics at the ENO • Shostakovich and football • Marsalis and Benedetti
00:28:19

In our November 2019 podcast, we discuss the news that the English National Opera has stopped offering established critics a second free ticket to opening nights, and instead gives those free tickets to 10 novice bloggers. It's a story which has received a huge amount of debate on Twitter, so we dive in and give our opinions. We also celebrate the appointment of the new BBC National Orchestra of Wales principal conductor, 29-year-old Californian Ryan Bancroft. Plus, we introduce our November issue, in which we talk to the formidable pianist Igor Levit about the challenges of recording all Beethoven's 32 sonatas. To mark St Andrew's Day, we look back on all the great works that have celebrated the rugged Scottish landscape. In light of the release of a new book on Shostakovich and football, we explore how his love of the beautiful game found its way into his music. As usual, we all bring along a recording we've been enjoying this month, including new works by Wynton Marsalis and Stephen Hough.


Recordings:


Veprik: Orchestral Works

BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Christoph-Mathias Mueller

MDG MDG9012133


Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas

Igor Levit (piano)

Sony 90175843182


Olly's choice:

Bizet: Te Deum

Angela Maria Blasi (soprano), Christian Elsner (tenor), Münchner MottenChor, Munich Symphony Orchestra/Hans Rudolf Zöbeley

Hänssler HC19046


Jeremy's choice:

A Love Letter to Liverpool

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), Alisdair Hogarth (piano)

Rubicon RCD1044


Freya's choice:

Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto

Nicola Benedetti (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra/Critistan Macelaru

Decca 485013



Stories:

Chorus of rage as ENO gives critics' coveted extra tickets to young bloggers: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/sep/07/chorus-of-disapproval-eno-gives-critics-coveted-tickets-to-young-bloggers


BBC National Orchestra of Wales chooses Ryan Bancroft as next principal conductor: http://www.classical-music.com/news/bbc-national-orchestra-wales-chooses-ryan-bancroft-next-principal-conductor


Our November issue: http://www.classical-music.com/issue/november-2019-0


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Oct 03, 2019
Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená • Girl Choristers • BBC Philharmonic App
00:28:04

In our October 2019 podcast, we discuss the news that Jules Buckley has been taken on the role of creative artist in association at the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the family of a girl chorister has sued Berlin Cathedral Choir after it rejected her application for an audition. Plus, we introduce our October issue, in which we talk to husband-and-wife team mezzo Magdalena Kožená and maestro Simon Rattle about their recording of works for voice and piano. We also try out the BBC Philharmonic’s new in-concert app, and, as usual, we each bring along a new recording we’ve been enjoying this month. 


This episode is presented by editor Oliver Condy, who is joined by deputy editor Jeremy Pound and reviews editor Michael Beek. It was produced by Ben Youatt and Jack Bateman.


Recordings:


Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B flat

Raphael Ensemble

Hyperion CDA66276


‘Il volo cosí fido al doce’ from Handel’s Riccardo Primo

Handel’s Queens

Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan, London Early Opera/Bridget Cunningham

Signum SIGCD579


Olly’s choice: Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture

Malmö Symphony Orchestra/Darrell Ang

Naxos 8573859


Jeremy’s choice: Lassen Violin Concerto

Linus Roth, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Antony Hermus

Hyperion CDA68268 


Michael’s choice: ‘The Duel’ from John Williams’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Across the Stars

Anne-Sophie Mutter, The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles/John Williams

Deutsche Grammophon 4797553



Stories:


Bagpiper receives noise complaints for practising in back garden: https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/4601608/alan-jamieson-wishaw-bagpipes-sunderland-hate-mail/


Berlin choir accused of gender discrimination by girl chorister: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/09/berlin-choir-accused-of-gender-discrimination-by-nine-year-old-girl


Jules Buckley announced as creative artist in association: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/aug/26/stormzy-collaborator-jules-buckley-bbc-symphony-orchestra

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Sep 06, 2019
Edward Gardner • Royal Philharmonic Society • Elgar Cello Concerto
00:29:34

In our September 2019 podcast, we bring you news of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's new conductor, the Royal Philharmonic Society's new membership offer, and a choir that hopes to bring the message of environmentalism to its audience. Plus we introduce our September issue, in which Julian Lloyd Webber delves into the world of Elgar's Cello Concerto, one hundred years after its premiere. He's also the soloist on your free cover CD. And, as ever, we bring along the new recordings that we've been enjoying this month.


This episode is presented by editor Oliver Condy, who is joined by editorial assistant Freya Parr and managing editor Rebecca Franks. It was produced by Ben Youatt and Jack Bateman.


Recordings:


A Scots Tune (From the Rowallan Manuscript) from SoftLoud

Sean Shibe (guitar)

Delphian DCD34213


Leopold Mozart Missa Solemnis

Das Vokalprojekt, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie/Alessandro De Marchi

Aparté AP205


Rebecca's choice: 'Allegro Moderato Leggiero (Four to the Floor)' from Gabriel Prokofiev's Bass Drum Concerto

Branford Marsalis, Joby Burgess, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra/Alexei Bogorad

Signum Classics SIGCD584


Freya's choice: Hildegard von Bingen O vos felices radices from Supersize Polyphony

Armonico Consort, Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge/Geoffrey Webber, Christopher Monks

Signum Classics SIGCD560


Olly's choice: First movement from Bryce Dessner's Concerto for Two Pianos

Marielle and Katia Labèque (piano); Orchestre de Paris/Matthias Pintscher

Deutsche Grammophon 4818075


Stories:


Our September issue is on sale now: http://www.classical-music.com/issue/september-2019

Subscribe to the magazine today: http://www.classical-music.com/subscribe/bbc-music-magazine/worldwide


Edward Gardner appointed to the London Philharmonic Orchestra: http://www.classical-music.com/news/edward-gardner-announced-next-principal-conductor-london-philharmonic-orchestra


Royal Philharmonic Society: https://www.rhinegold.co.uk/classical_music/royal-philharmonic-society-announces-new-membership-offer/


Nature's Voice: https://www.templemusic.org/shop/thesoundofnature/?yr=2019&month=6&dy=&cid=mini

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Aug 09, 2019
The Power of Puccini • BBC Cardiff Singer of the World • Herbert Howells
00:29:34

In this episode of the BBC Music Magazine podcast we introduce our August issue, which stars the great Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini. A stunning new recording of Weinberg symphonies is our Recording of the Month, and we also give you a taster of your free cover CD, featuring works by Ravel, Debussy and Lili Boulanger. It's been a busy month in the world of news, and we bring you details about BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and new initiatives from the CBSO and Tanglewood. Plus we bring along three of our favourite new recordings to share.

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Jul 04, 2019
BBC Proms • Rachel Podger • BBC New Generation Artists
00:20:35

Welcome to the July issue of the BBC Music Magazine podcast. This month we’re celebrating all things Proms! We discuss the Proms we’re particularly looking forward to in this year’s season, from a Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra double concert to a Prom curated by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. Also this month, we discuss the various new conductor appointments in orchestras across the globe.

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Jun 14, 2019
Royal Opera House • Notre Dame • I Fagiolini
00:33:48

Welcome to the June episode of the BBC Music Magazine podcast. This month we're celebrating Clara Schumann – astounding pianist, brilliant composer and general all-round musical powerhouse. Hear a clip of her Piano Trio in this podcast, as featured on your cover CD this month. Plus, we explore the turbulent life of Alma Mahler and take a look at the legendary Battle of the Baritones at the 1989 Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

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May 15, 2019
Víkingur Ólafsson • BBC Music Magazine Awards • Roxanna Panufnik
00:25:06

The votes have been counted and the results are in! In our May issue podcast, we celebrate the winners of the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2019 – including the wonderful Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, whose album Johann Sebastian Bach has won Recording of the Year.

Elsewhere in the news, we hear that the Hallé is launching a new conducting competition, the Royal Opera House joins other leading arts organisations to offer courses for female conductors and the Warner record label has announced its latest signing… an algorithm.

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Apr 11, 2019
Festivals • Greatest Film Theme • Jeremy Denk
00:22:32

In our April podcast, we discuss this year's BBC Ten Pieces scheme and the works that have been chosen, the Southbank Centre's new 'Encounters' scheme and the new programmes announced on Radio 3. 

We also explore this month's magazine, and reveal the results of our poll with RadioTimes.com to find the greatest film theme of all time.

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Mar 25, 2019
Berlioz • London Concert Hall • Tasmin Little
00:29:54

In our March podcast, we discuss the plans that have been revealed for the London Concert Hall, the new conductor appointments in orchestras across the UK and the decision by BIS Records to embrace eco-packaging.

Plus, we share our favourite works by Berlioz - this month's cover star - and listen to a track from our Recording of the Month.

As ever, we each bring along a recording we've been enjoying, with Polish and female composers taking centre stage.

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Mar 05, 2019
James Rhodes • BBC Music Magazine Awards • Florence Price
00:23:48

It's Awards season! In our February podcast we launch the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2019, featuring the best recordings reviewed in the magazine in 2018. Plus in this episode we chat about this month's cover star, pianist James Rhodes, and find out about the bad behaviour and glamorous lives of opera divas in the 1920s.

We've got music by Finzi and Lutoslawski to share with you, the latest news from the classical music word, as well as our favourite new recordings, which take us from Tchaikovsky's Russia to Florence Price and Charlie Chaplin's USA.

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Jan 22, 2019
Vivaldi's Four Seasons • Kerry Andrew • Ada Lovelace
00:32:17

New year, new podcast episode! Welcome to the January edition of the BBC Music Magazine podcast, which kicks off with a look at the latest music news, from the Grammy nominations to a gender pay dispute.

With Vivaldi's Four Seasons on the cover of our January magazine issue, we take a whistle-stop tour of the colourful and virtuosic violin concertos that have become known around the globe.

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Dec 21, 2018
Young Chorister of the Year • Bryn Terfel • Jean Rondeau
00:25:37

Welcome to the Christmas episode of the BBC Music Magazine podcast, presented by editor Oliver Condy along with reviews editor Michael Beek and editorial assistant Freya Parr.

This month, we discuss the winners of Young Chorister of the Year 2018, the bank-breaking Pavarotti art case and the research that shows that classical music recordings are getting significantly faster by the year. 

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Dec 06, 2018
Our Classical Century • Montserrat Caballé • Igor Levit
00:31:53

Welcome to the December episode of the BBC Music Magazine podcast, presented by deputy editor Jeremy Pound along with managing editor Rebecca Franks and editorial assistant Freya Parr.

This month, we chat about the news that conductor Omer Meir Wellber has been appointed to the BBC Philharmonic, the death of the legendary Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé, and the launch of the BBC's Our Classical Century.

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Oct 25, 2018
Who the devil was Paganini? • Dame Ethel Smyth • London Symphony Orchestra
00:26:57

What's been going on in the classical music world this month? Join the BBC Music Magazine team for a look at the latest news, including the London Symphony Orchestra's new East London Academy and the Royal Opera House's revamped Linbury Studio.

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Oct 02, 2018
Cellist Steven Isserlis • Parry centenary • Radio 3 carol competition
00:29:26

Welcome to the October BBC Music Magazine podcast. In this episode, we bring you the latest classical music news, including details of BBC Radio 3's Christmas carol competition and a look at the decline in people studying music at GCSE level.

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Sep 19, 2018
Jess Gillam • Oliver Knussen • Ludwig van Beethoven
00:34:17

September brings one of the biggest concerts in the classical music calendar, the Last Night of the Proms. In this month's magazine – and this podcast – we celebrate saxophonist Jess Gillam, who has a starring role at this year's event. Plus, in this episode you can sample our dazzling saxophone cover CD. It features saxophonist John Harle and the BBC Concert Orchestra, playing concertos by Richard Rodney Bennett and Dominic Muldowney.

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Aug 20, 2018
BBC Proms • Alfred Brendel • John Adams
00:28:57

Welcome to the Proms issue podcast! This month we chat about the BBC Symphony Orchestra's new East London home, find out which musicians have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours, and ponder who would win in a piano duel between robot and human.

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Jul 05, 2018
Elgar Enigma Variations • Conductor Vladimir Jurowski • The Original Glastonbury
00:36:58

Should audiences be allowed to bring food and drink into operas? Which age group is now most interested in orchestral music? And how much money do orchestral musicians make? These are just three of the questions the BBC Music Magazine team grapples with in this month's episode, which also features the podcast's first 'Meet the Artist' interview. That's with Vladimir Jurowski, who has won the Royal Philharmonic Society's conductor award this year.

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May 30, 2018
Conductor Bernard Haitink • BBC Young Musician • Grazyna Bacewicz
00:35:37
Apr 17, 2018
Claude Debussy centenary • Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja • Super Bowl wager
00:42:33

In this month's episode, we talk about the BBC Proms's pledge to achieve a 50:50 gender balance for commissioned pieces, a bid to buy part of a hoard of gold sovereigns found in a Broadwood piano, the plans for the new Edinburgh Concert Hall, and an unusual wager between two conductors…

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Mar 26, 2018
Pianist Paul Lewis • Irish National Opera • Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason
00:39:34

For the March 2018 episode, editor Oliver Condy, deputy editor Jeremy Pound, reviews editor Rebecca Franks and editorial assistant Freya Parr chat about the ambitious centennial season in 2018-2019 from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the retirement of music director Stephen Cleobury from the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, how music venues and churches will now have better protection from local residents and the launch of Irish National Opera For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 26, 2018
Recording of the Month: Ann Hallenberg
00:08:42

Ann Hallenberg's wonderful exploration of the Venice Carnival in 1729 is our September Recording of the Month. The Swedish mezzo joins Il Pomo d'Oro and Stefano Montanari for a programme of Albinoni, Giacomelli, Leo, Vinci and others on this Pentatone Recording.

Find out more and hear extracts from the disc in this podcast presented by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.

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Sep 01, 2017
First Listen: Palisander, ORA, I Fagiolini, Robin Michael
00:30:26

Welcome to the new-look First Listen podcast! Every episode, the BBC Music Magazine team will be chatting about four exciting new CDs, and playing clips from each disc. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 25, 2017
Recording of the Month: Prokofiev Piano Sonatas Nos 2, 6 and 8
00:11:03

The first instalment of Alexander Melnikov's Prokofiev piano sonata cycle is our February 2017 Recording of the Month. The Russian pianist begins with Sonatas Nos 2, 6 and 8; the recording is out now on Harmonia Mundi.

Find out more about this wonderful performance in this episode of the BBC Music Magazine podcast, presented by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.

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Feb 16, 2017
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (February 2017): Glass & Adams
00:11:25

On the cover CD of the February issue of BBC Music Magazine, the Aurora Orchestra present music by our cover star Philip Glass, and fellow minimalist John Adams. In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works, complete with extracts.

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Feb 15, 2017
First Listen: A Violin for All Seasons
00:15:17

For her latest disc, violinist Tasmin Little turns to Vivaldi's Four Seasons. She pairs this popular masterpiece with the premiere recording of a companion piece, Roxannna Panufnik's Four World Seaons for violin, string orchestra and Tibetan singing bowl. The recording is on Chandos.

Find out what the BBC Music Magazine team made of the recording, plus enjoy clips from the disc, in this episode of our monthly First Listen.

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Dec 13, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (Christmas 2016): A King's Singers Christmas
00:10:24

On the cover CD of the Christmas issue of BBC Music Magazine, the King's Singers present a festive feast of Christmas music from across the ages. In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works, complete with extracts.

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Dec 09, 2016
Recording of the Month: Elgar orchestral works
00:13:19

Elgar is the focus of our December Recording of the Month. In this superbly programmed disc for Hyperion, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Martyn Brabbins perform the ever-popular Enigma Variations and In the South (Alassio). They also turn the spotlight on several First World War rarities – Une voix dans le désert, Carillon and Le drapeau belge – and give us the first recording of Elgar's own orchestral arrangement of his song Pleading.

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Nov 21, 2016
First Listen: War Memorials
00:15:25

In this episode of 'First Listen', the BBC Music Magazine team explores a disc of brass band music played by the Tredegar Town and Cory Bands. War Memorials pays tribute to those lost in the two world wars and features on-disc premieres of pieces by Robin Holloway, Gavin Higgins, John McCabe, Lucy Pankhurst, Simon Dobson and Paul McGhee. Music by Britten frames the programme.

Find out what the team made of this recording and hear clips from the disc in this podcast.

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Nov 10, 2016
Recording of the Month: CPE Bach Cello Concertos
00:09:47

Our November Recording of the Month features CPE Bach's three Cello Concertos. Nicolas Altstaedt is the brilliant soloist in these works, which are important links between the Baroque and Classical concerto and also brilliant pieces in their own right. The German-French cellist appears with Arcangelo and director Jonathan Cohen, and the disc is out on the Hyperion label.

Join deputy editor Jeremy Pound and reviews editor Rebecca Franks for a discussion of the music and to hear clips from the recording.

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Nov 03, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (December 2016): The Art of Fugue
00:09:47

On the cover CD of the November issue of BBC Music Magazine, we present JS Bach's The Art of Fugue, arranged and played by Mahan Esfahani, with the help of instrumentalists from the Academy of Ancient Music. In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the work, complete with extracts.

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Oct 27, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (November 2016): The Desert Music
00:08:48

On the cover CD of the November issue of BBC Music Magazine, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers perform works by giants of contemporary American music, Steve Reich and John Adams. In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works, complete with extracts.

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Oct 14, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (October 2016): Best of British
00:10:59

On the cover CD of the October issue of BBC Music Magazine, we present ten modern British masterworks, all commissioned by BBC Radio 3. The works were chosen and performed by the orchestras for which they were commissioned. In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works, complete with extracts.

To read an interview with Judith Weir about her two works on this disc, click here.

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Oct 14, 2016
First Listen: Ben Johnston String Quartets
00:15:48

The American composer Ben Johnston has spent much of his musical career exploring the world of microtonality. His ten string quartets are incredibly challenging for the performers, but in 2002 the Kepler Quartet was formed to perform and record this complete cycle.

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Aug 31, 2016
Recording of the Month: Handel's favourite tenor
00:10:35

Our September Recording of the Month is Where'er you walk: arias for Handel's favourite tenor. This wonderful recital features tenor Allan Clayton, Classical Opera and conductor Ian Page, who explore the life and music of the 18th-century tenor John Beard. Handel forms the core of the programme, but there's also music by William Boyce and Thomas Arne.

Hear extracts from this recording in this podcast, and find out more about the disc. This episode is presented by the magazine's acting deputy editor Rebecca Franks and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper.

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Aug 31, 2016
First Listen: Rebecca Clarke – Music for cello and piano
00:13:58

Cellist Raphael Wallfisch and pianist John York explore music written by the British composer Rebecca Clarke on their latest recording, on the Lyrita label. A professional viola player and composer, Clarke is best known for her Viola Sonata, heard here in her transcription for cello, and Piano Trio. But in this disc Wallfisch and York also turn the spotlight on her unpublished Cello Rhapsody. Find out what the BBC Music Magazine editorial team made of the disc, and hear clips from the recording in this podcast.

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Aug 25, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (September 2016): Beethoven Symphony No. 3
00:09:14

On the cover CD of the September issue of BBC Music Magazine, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony No. 3, conducted by Donald Runnicles.

In this podcast, acting deputy editor Rebecca Franks and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the work, complete with extracts.

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Aug 09, 2016
Recording of the Month: Satie Socrate
00:09:43

This year it's the 150th anniversary of Erik Satie. So raise your bowler hat to soprano Barbara Hannigan and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw, who have put together one of the most interesting discs of the French composer's music to come out this year so far.

Satie's 1919 cantata Socrate is the centrepiece of this programme. Find out more about this unusual masterpiece in this podcast, plus hear extracts from the recording. This episode is presented by acting deputy editor Rebecca Franks and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper.

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Aug 05, 2016
Recording of the Month: Beethoven Symphonies Nos 1-9
00:10:02

The Beethoven symphonies remain a true test for any orchestra, and here the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic and its conductor Sir Simon Rattle record them together for the first time. This lavish set is our July Recording of the Month.

Hear clips from the recordings and discussion about the music here, in this podcast presented by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.

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Jul 14, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (August 2016): Beethoven, Brahms and Webern
00:09:38

On the cover CD of the August issue of BBC Music Magazine, BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists give live performances of early works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Webern.

In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works on the disc, complete with extracts.

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Jul 08, 2016
First Listen: Leoncavallo Zazà
00:18:07

Leoncavallo is best remembered for his opera Pagliacci, but Zazà was a big success in its time too. Now Opera Rara has revived it in this recording by the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maurizio Benini. The cast includes Ermonela Jaho in the title role, Stephen Gaertner, Riccardo Massi and Patricia Bordon.

Join the BBC Music Magazine team for this episode of First Listen for chat about the recording and excerpts of the music.

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Jun 24, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (July 2016): Mahler Symphony No. 9
00:10:10

On the cover CD of the July issue of BBC Music Magazine Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's epic ninth Symphony, recorded live at the BBC Proms in 2014.

In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works on the disc, complete with extracts.

 

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Jun 16, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (June 2016): Mendelssohn
00:08:17

On the cover CD of the June issue of BBC Music Magazine, we celebrate the music of Felix Mendelssohn, as we ask whether Schumann was right to call him the 'Mozart of the 19th century'. 

In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works on the disc, complete with extracts.

 

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Jun 06, 2016
Recording of the Month: Martinu piano trios
00:11:01

Our June issue Recording of the Month features Martinu's piano trios, wonderful but still underrated chamber works by one of the great 20th-century Czech composers. They are brilliantly performed here by the Smetana Trio, on a recording for the Supraphon label.

Join editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks to find out more about the music and this recording, and hear clips from the CD.

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May 31, 2016
Recording of the Month: Janáček Glagolitic Mass
00:09:33

Our Recording of the Month in the May 2016 issue features Janáček's life-affirming Glagolitic Mass. Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, the Edvard Greig Chor, the Bergen Cathedral Choir and Choir of Collegiûm Mûsicûm on this disc, which also includes Janáček's Adagio for orchestra, Hail Mary and Lord's Prayer.

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May 04, 2016
First Listen: Howells Collegium Regale
00:13:02

Trinity College Choir follows up its superb 2012 Howells Requiem album with a recording exploring the music he wrote for King's College, Cambridge. Stephen Layton conducts; the disc is out now on the Hyperion label.

Hear clips from the recording and find out what the BBC Music Magazine team made of the performances in this episode of First Listen.

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Apr 13, 2016
Recording of the Month: Handel Water Music
00:09:58

Handel's famous Water Music is given a vibrant, fresh performance by the Akademie für Alte Musik on a new Harmonia Mundi recording. It's our April Recording of the Month.

In this podcast hear clips from the recording as well as discussion about the music with editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.

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Apr 08, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (April): Yehudi Menuhin
00:09:06

On the cover CD of the April issue of BBC Music Magazine, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Yehudi Menuhin by featuring the great violinist in performances of Bartók's Second Violin Concerto, plus sonatas by Brahms and Tcherepnin.

In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works on the disc, complete with extracts.

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Mar 17, 2016
First Listen: Liberté, egalité, sororité
00:19:04

As a follow-up to her Seven Sisters album featuring British female composers, pianist Diana Ambache turns to chamber music by their French counterparts. In this episode of 'First Listen', the BBC Music Magazine team discusses Liberté, egalité, sororité, featuring music by Louise Farrenc, Lili Boulanger, Claude Arrieu, Germaine Tailleferre, Mel Bonis and Pauline Viardot-Garcia.

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Mar 07, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: French piano works
00:08:29

On the cover CD of the March issue of BBC Music Magazine, pianist Anne Queffélec plays solo works by Satie, Honegger, Hahn, Poulenc and Mompou, and is joined by fellow pianist Frank Braley and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Grant Llewellyn for Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos.

In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works on the disc, complete with extracts.

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Feb 24, 2016
Recording of the Month: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and Stravinsky Les noces
00:12:16

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and conductor Teodor Currentzis join forces for their first recording together, with the orchestra MusicAeterna. The programme brings together Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Stravinsky's ballet Les noces, and it's Recording of the Month in the March 2016 issue.

Join editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks to find out more about these two Russian works and hear clips from the recording.

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Feb 17, 2016
First Listen: Copland orchestral works
00:12:35

John Wilson and his orchestra sell out the Albert Hall in minutes when it comes to their MGM musical and Hollywood film Proms and he's a dab hand at British light music. But for his latest disc he's turned to Copland. It's the first in a new series exploring the American composer's orchestral works with the BBC Philharmonic, and begins with the suites from the ballets Appalachian Spring and Billy the Kid.

Join the BBC Music Magazine team to find out what they made of this American adventure and to hear clips from the recording.

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Feb 09, 2016
Recording of the Month: Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos
00:11:07

Beatrice Rana's impressive concerto debut on Warner Classics is our March 2016 Recording of the Month. The Italian pianist, who won second place at the Van Cliburn competition three years ago, has chosen Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto and Prokofiev's Second for this recording. She performs with the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano.

You can hear clips from both of these great Russian concertos in this podcast, presented by BBC Music Magazine's editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.

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Jan 27, 2016
First Listen: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
00:13:43

Patricia Kopatchinskaja's latest album takes an imaginative and quirky look at music for two players. Her programme of 'duets from a thousand years of musical history for young people from 0-100 years' is dedicated to her daugher Alice and features a cast of guest musicians including clarinettist Reto Bieri and viol player Laurence Dreyfus.

Join the BBC Music Magazine team in this podcast to find out more about the disc and hear extracts of Biber, Milhaud, Sanchez-Chiong and Sotelo.

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Jan 20, 2016
Recording of the Month: Igor Levit plays Bach, Beethoven and Rzewski
00:14:55

Many pianists would be happy to record either Bach's Goldberg Variations or Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. But Igor Levit has plunged in and recorded both, along with Frederic Rzewski's vast variation work from the 1970s, The People United Will Never Be Defeated.

Levit's three-disc set the BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month for the January 2016 issue and you can hear clips from it in this podcast.

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Dec 23, 2015
Recording of the Month: Brahms and Bruckner motets
00:12:24

Two musical giants of the Romantic era, Brahms and Bruckner were often seen as being aesthetically and ideologically opposed. So it's fascinating to compare their choral works on a beautifully sung new disc from Tenebrae and its conductor Nigel Short.

Hear clips from the recording and find out more about the music with editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks in this podcast.

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Dec 21, 2015
First Listen: Sibelius Symphonies
00:18:28

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra and its principal conductor Okko Kamu have recorded the complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies. But how do they measure up?

Join the BBC Music Magazine team to explore these seven orchestral works, in a podcast packed with musical clips and discussion.

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Dec 18, 2015
Recording of the Month: JS Bach Violin Concertos
00:08:41

Alina Ibragimova's solo Bach was one of the standout events of the 2015 BBC Proms. Here she turns to the composer's violin concertos, with equally captivating results. In this podcast, you can hear clips from her recording with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen for Hyperion, as well as discussion of the disc by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.

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Nov 17, 2015
First Listen: Bernstein Kaddish Symphony
00:12:30

Marin Alsop returns to the music of Leonard Bernstein, her mentor, for a new recording with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Joined by the Maryland State Boychoir, the Washington Chorus, soprano Kelly Nassief and narrator Claire Bloom, Alsop and her Baltimore musicians perform the Kaddish Symphony. Find out what the BBC Music Magazine team made of the disc, which also includes Bernstein's Missa Brevis and The Lark, and listen to clips from the recording in this episode of First Listen.

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Oct 23, 2015
Recording of the Month: Strauss Symphonia Domestica and Die Tageszeiten
00:09:04

Strauss's Symphonia Domestica isn't heard that often in concert but Die Tageszeiten is even more of a rarity. Yet it's a wonderful piece of music, as this recording by the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Marek Janowski proves. Find out more about in this podcast with editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.

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Oct 23, 2015
Recording of the Month: Verdi Aida
00:11:13

A studio recording of a Verdi opera by a major label is a rarity nowadays. But Antonio Pappano has brought together an all-star cast, headed up by soprano Anja Harteros and tenor Jonas Kaufmann, for this project with his Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia orchestra. It's our November 2015 Recording of the Month, and in this podcast you can find out more about the piece and project, as well as hear clips from the disc.

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Oct 23, 2015
First Listen: Vaughan Williams
00:16:12

The BBC Music Magazine editorial team listens to a disc of Vaughan Williams's complete original organ works and transcriptions of his music played by organist David Briggs, on Albion Records. Join us for discussion and clips from the recording.

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Sep 11, 2015
First Listen: Danish and Faroese Recorder Concertos
00:16:07

It's not so often that the recorder gets to step into the spotlight on disc, so a new recording of modern concertos for the instrument was the ideal choice for this episode of 'First Listen'. Join the BBC Music Magazine team to find out their thoughts on Michala Petri's new recording.

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Aug 12, 2015
Recording of the Month: Mozart arias and overtures
00:10:43

Elizabeth Watts is the soloist on this uplifting and engaging disc of Mozart opera arias and overtures with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and conductor Christian Baldini. Hear clips from the disc and discussion about the music on this podcast with editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.

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Aug 12, 2015
First Listen: France-Espagne
00:17:02

Les Siècles and conductor François-Xavier Roth turn to the colourful Spanish-inspired works of four French composers: Chabrier, Massenet, Debussy and Ravel. The orchestra plays on period instruments in this live recording for its own label. Hear clips from the disc and discussion about the recording in this edition of 'First Listen', presented by the BBC Music Magazine editorial team.

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Jul 29, 2015
Recording of the Month: American Polyphony
00:11:06

Choral works by Barber, Copland, Bernstein and Thompson all feature on the August issue's Recording of the Month, a superb new disc from Polyphony and Stephen Layton. Hear clips from music by all four in this podcast, presented by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.

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Jul 10, 2015
First Listen: St Luke Passion
00:12:33

This month the team has been listening to James MacMillan's St Luke Passion, in the world-premiere recording conducted by Markus Stenz for the Challenge Classics label. Hear clips from and discussion about the disc in this episode of the monthly BBC Music Magazine podcast.

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Jul 02, 2015
Recording of the Month: Schubert played by András Schiff
00:16:00

András Schiff's new Schubert disc is BBC Music Magazine's July issue Recording of the Month. It's not the first time the Hungarian pianist has recorded this music, but it's given a completely different character thanks to the instrument he has chosen to play – a fortepiano from 1820. Hear extracts from the recording in this podcast, presented by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.

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Jun 12, 2015
Recording of the Month: Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony
00:14:43

Our June Recording of the Month is a fantastic new disc of Tchaikovsky from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andris Nelsons, featuring the Manfred Symphony and Marche Slave. Join editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks for a discussion of the music, and to hear extracts of this superb recording, out now on Orfeo.

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May 27, 2015
BBC Music Magazine cover CD: Elgar Sea Pictures
00:10:31

Our April cover CD features three pieces by British composers inspired by the sea: Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Bax’s Tintagel and Stanford’s Songs of the Sea. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 18, 2015
First Listen: Broadway-Lafayette
00:18:11

Simone Dinnerstein explores the transatlantic friendship between America and France on her new CD. As well as Ravel’s Concerto in G and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, this disc includes the premiere of Philip Lasser’s concerto The Circle and the Child. Find out what the BBC Music Magazine team made of this CD in this podcast.

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Mar 03, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Opera
00:10:57

Will you vote for Handel’s Tamerlano, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg or Vivaldi’s L’incoronazione di Dario in this year’s Opera category? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 26, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Vocal
00:10:35

Joyce DiDonato, Christiane Karg and Julian Prégardien are the three singers nominated in this year’s Vocal category. Find out more about their three recitals and hear clips from all the discs in this special Awards podcast.

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Feb 25, 2015
Recording of the Month: Schumann Kreisleriana • Symphonic Studies
00:09:41

Pianist Nelson Goerner turns to Schumann for his latest disc – with magical results. It’s our Recording of the Month for the March issue and you can find out more about it in this podcast, presented by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.

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Feb 24, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Chamber
00:10:04

This year’s Chamber nominations range widely across the genres: string quartets by Zemlinsky, piano trios by Beethoven and violin sonatas by Prokofiev. Tune in to this special Awards podcast to find out more about these three superlative recordings – and then cast your vote!

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Feb 20, 2015
BBC Music Magazine cover CD: Sviatoslav Richter live in concert
00:09:33

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sviatoslav Richter's birth, our March 2015 cover CD features the pianist's 1969 Royal Festival Hall recital of works by Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Debussy< For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 20, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Instrumental
00:11:58

Three pianists are competing for this year’s Instrumental Award: Mikhail Pletnev, Marc-André Hamelin and Benjamin Grosvenor. Hear clips and find out more about their recordings in this special Awards podcast before casting your votes at www.classical-music.com/awards

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Feb 18, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Concerto
00:10:01

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, oboist Xenia Löffler and violinist Baiba Skride are the three concerto soloists in the running for an Award this year. Find out about their recordings of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 4, Venetian oboe concertos, and Szymanowski’s two Violin Concertos on this special Awards podcast, then head to www.classical-music.com/awards to cast your votes!

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Feb 12, 2015
Recording of the Month: Hasse’s Siroe
00:11:06

An all-star cast including countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic and soprano Julia Lezhneva come together for this world premiere recording. Hear clips from Hasse’s Siroe, re di Persia and find out more about this 1763 opera in this podcast.
 

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Feb 05, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Choral
00:10:22

Three ages of British music are represented in the Choral category of this year’s Awards, with works by Byrd, Elgar and Birtwistle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 30, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Orchestral
00:12:19

Turnage, Bruckner and Rachmaninov are all in the running for this year’s Orchestral Award. Find out more about all three recordings and hear clips from them in this special BBC Music Magazine Awards podcast.

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Jan 23, 2015
BBC Music Magazine cover CD: Sibelius
00:09:30

Our February issue cover CD features a fantastic selection of works by Sibelius, including his brooding Fourth Symphony and the well known Finlandia, Op. 26. Hear clips from the performances and an introducion to the works from Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath.

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Jan 21, 2015
First Listen: Sculthorpe String Quartets
00:13:58

Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe wrote four pieces for the unusual combination of string quartet and didgeridoo. In this podcast you can hear clips of this music as played by the Del Sol Quartet and didgeridoo player Stephen Kent, and find out what the BBC Music Magazine team made of it.

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Jan 13, 2015
Recording of the Month: Vaughan Williams orchestral works
00:14:14

From the magical world of the Tallis Fantasia to the elusive and haunting Pastoral Symphony, this new recording from the Hallé and Sir Mark Elder gets to the heart of Vaughan Williams’s music. In this podcast Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks discuss the pieces and play clips from the disc.

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Jan 07, 2015
BBC Music Magazine cover CD: JS Bach Cello Suites
00:10:25

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath introduce Mstislav Rostropovich's 1975 Edinburgh Festival performance of Bach's Cello Suites Nos 2,3 & 6, featured on our January 2015 issue cover CD.

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Jan 02, 2015
First Listen: Cecilia Bartoli St Petersburg
00:16:40

How does the Italian mezzo-soprano fare on her Russian musical adventure? Join the BBC Music Magazine team as we have a listen to Cecilia Bartoli’s new St Petersburg album, and give our verdict.

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Dec 18, 2014
Recording of the Month: Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius
00:12:36

Sir Andrew Davis conducts an overwhelming performance of Elgar’s masterly oratorio, with Stuart Skelton, Sarah Connolly and David Soar as soloists. Find out more about the piece and hear clips from the recording in this podcast, presented by Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks.

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Dec 17, 2014
BBC Music Magazine cover CD: On Christmas Night
00:11:15

Our Christmas cover CD features a selection of beautiful carols sung by the choir of Merton College, Oxford. Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath present clips and an introduction to the collection.

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Dec 17, 2014
First Listen: La Fauvette Passerinette
00:17:00

Peter Hill discovered a previously unknown piano piece by Messiaen two years ago. Now he's recorded it as part of a recital titled 'A Messiaen premiere with birds, landscapes and homages'. Find out what the BBC Music Magazine team made of this new recording and hear clips from the disc.

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Dec 17, 2014
Shostakovich Symphonies Nos 6 and 14 – Recording of the Month
00:14:40

Two symphonies by Shostakovich, written 30 years apart, feature on our bleak but brilliant Recording of the Month, played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Hear clips from the recording and find out more about the music in this month’s podcast, presented by Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks.

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Nov 10, 2014
Blow out, ye bugles – First Listen
00:17:51

English choral works written around the time of the First World War are the subject of this month’s First Listen podcast. Join the BBC Music Magazine team as they explore and play clips from this new disc from Truro Cathedral Choir.

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Oct 31, 2014
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: CPE Bach
00:11:29

Our December cover CD features performances of music by CPE Bach by Rachel Podger and friends to mark the composer’s 300th anniversary. Hear clips and an introduction to the works from Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath.

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Oct 30, 2014
Fauré Requiem – Recording of the Month
00:12:59

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. Join Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks as they chat about the disc and play highlights from it.

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Oct 09, 2014
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Schumann and Schubert
00:10:07

Our November cover CD includes performances of Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 4 by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda and Juanjo Mena respectively. Hear clips and an introduction to the works from Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath.

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Oct 01, 2014
Music for Alfred Hitchcock – First Listen
00:14:41

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 BBC Music Magazine team makes of a new disc exploring Hitchcock film music.

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Sep 29, 2014
Benjamin Grosvenor’s Dances – Recording of the Month
00:10:23

The young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor plays JS Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, Granados and more in this sparkling recital, our October Recording of the Month. Hear clips from the disc in this podcast with Rebecca Franks and Jeremy Pound.

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Sep 18, 2014
Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos – First Listen
00:16:57

Here's a disc with not just Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto, but the less well-known Second Piano Concerto as well. Join the BBC Music Magazine team as they discuss Simon Trpčeski's new recording with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko.

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Sep 09, 2014
Bruckner Symphony No. 9 – Recording of the Month
00:13:02

Claudio Abbado's final concert with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra included Bruckner's Symphony No. 9. It's a profoundly moving performance. Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks discuss the piece and play clips from the recording in this podcast.

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Sep 09, 2014
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Brahms
00:08:42

Jeremy Pound and Rebecca Franks introduce Brahms’s Symphony No. 3 and Variations on a theme by Haydn, as heard on our October cover CD

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Sep 04, 2014
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: The Great Sopranos
00:08:52

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss the songs and arias performed by sopranos Maria Callas, Lucia Popp and Elisabeth Söderström on our September Cover CD

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Aug 08, 2014
Howells Violin Sonatas – First Listen
00:12:56

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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Jul 25, 2014
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Beethoven
00:09:51

Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss piano sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn as heard on the BBC Music Magazine August issue Cover CD.

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Jul 10, 2014
First Listen – Bernstein West Side Story
00:13:28
How does a complete live concert recording of Bernstein's West Side Story shape up? The BBC Music Magazine team share their thoughts on the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra's new CD. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 27, 2014