BBC Music Magazine

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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
Elgar Enigma Variations • Conductor Vladimir Jurowski • The Original Glastonbury
36:58
<p>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 <em>BBC Music Magazine</em> team grapples with in this month&#39;s episode, which also features the podcast&#39;s first &#39;Meet the Artist&#39; interview. That&#39;s with Vladimir Jurowski, who has won the Royal Philharmonic Society&#39;s conductor award this year.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/O-RRj32UFHg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 30, 2018
Conductor Bernard Haitink • BBC Young Musician • Grazyna Bacewicz
35:37
<p>In our May 2018 issue episode, we discuss the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/apr/09/no-more-operas-from-turnage-as-twitter-row-turns-toxic"><strong>critic-composer Twitter spat</strong></a>, France&#39;s contract to help <a href="http://www.arabnews.com/node/1281546/saudi-arabia"><strong>Saudi Arabia set up an opera house</strong></a> and orchestra, the <strong><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43530333">death of El Sistema founder José Abreu</a></strong>, and a <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/mar/28/viola-player-wins-royal-opera-house<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/UwzzD1MX4N0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 17, 2018
Claude Debussy centenary • Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja • Super Bowl wager
42:33
<p>In this month&#39;s episode, we talk about the BBC Proms&#39;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&hellip;</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/22lCtD7y2Xg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 26, 2018
Pianist Paul Lewis • Irish National Opera • Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason
39:34
<p>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 <a href="https://www.laphil.com">Los Angeles Philharmonic</a>, the retirement of music director Stephen Cleobury from the Choir of <a href="http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/choir/index.html">King&rsquo;s College, Cambridge</a>, how music venues and churches will now have better protection from local residents and the launch of <a href="http://www.irishnationalopera.ie">Irish National Opera</a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/MhJ7qUYea2c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 26, 2018
Recording of the Month: Ann Hallenberg
8:42
<p>Ann Hallenberg&#39;s wonderful exploration of the Venice Carnival in 1729 is our September Recording of the Month. The Swedish mezzo joins Il Pomo d&#39;Oro and Stefano Montanari for a programme of Albinoni, Giacomelli, Leo, Vinci and others on this Pentatone Recording.</p> <p>Find out more and hear extracts from the disc in this podcast presented by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/tzRmLTrW8O8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 01, 2017
First Listen: Palisander, ORA, I Fagiolini, Robin Michael
30:26
<p>Welcome to the new-look First Listen podcast! Every episode, the <em>BBC Music Magazine</em> team will be chatting about four exciting new CDs, and playing clips from each disc.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/3JFxnlDgJ1U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 25, 2017
Recording of the Month: Prokofiev Piano Sonatas Nos 2, 6 and 8
11:03
<p>The first instalment of Alexander Melnikov&#39;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.</p> <p>Find out more about this wonderful performance in this episode of the <em>BBC Music Magazine</em> podcast, presented by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/1lzuQZN6ziA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 16, 2017
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (February 2017): Glass & Adams
11:25
<p>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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/tx9vx6z5Qxw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 15, 2017
First Listen: A Violin for All Seasons
15:17
<p>For her latest disc, violinist Tasmin Little turns to Vivaldi&#39;s <em>Four Seasons</em>. She pairs this popular masterpiece with the premiere recording of a companion piece, Roxannna Panufnik&#39;s <em>Four World Seaons</em> for violin, string orchestra and Tibetan singing bowl. The recording is on Chandos.</p> <p>Find out what the <em>BBC Music Magazine</em> team made of the recording, plus enjoy clips from the disc, in this episode of our monthly First Listen.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/7m5C0e45jGw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 13, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (Christmas 2016): A King's Singers Christmas
10:24
<p>On the cover CD of the Christmas issue of <em>BBC Music Magazine</em>, the King&#39;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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/FUBIUoX5T5U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 09, 2016
Recording of the Month: Elgar orchestral works
13:19
<p>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 <em>Enigma Variations </em>and <em>In the South (Alassio)</em>. They also turn the spotlight on several First World War rarities &ndash; <em>Une voix dans le désert</em>, <em>Carillon</em> and <em>Le drapeau belge</em> &ndash; and give us the first recording of Elgar&#39;s own orchestral arrangement of his song <em>Pleading</em>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/xHFfcucH8DY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 21, 2016
First Listen: War Memorials
15:25
<p>In this episode of &#39;First Listen&#39;, the <em>BBC Music Magazine</em> team explores a disc of brass band music played by the Tredegar Town and Cory Bands. <em>War Memorials </em>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.</p> <p>Find out what the team made of this recording and hear clips from the disc in this podcast.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/lzjfAyzzM_A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 10, 2016
Recording of the Month: CPE Bach Cello Concertos
9:47
<p>Our November Recording of the Month features CPE Bach&#39;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.</p> <p>Join deputy editor Jeremy Pound and reviews editor Rebecca Franks for a discussion of the music and to hear clips from the recording.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/3Xb6mEMy2d8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 03, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (December 2016): The Art of Fugue
9:47
<p>On the cover CD of the November issue of <em>BBC Music Magazine</em>, we present JS Bach&#39;s&nbsp;<em>The Art of Fugue</em>, 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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/WTTSESW2gFQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 27, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (November 2016): The Desert Music
8:48
<p>On the cover CD of the November issue of&nbsp;<em>BBC Music Magazine</em>, 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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/3VDt7BVU3lw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 14, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (October 2016): Best of British
10:59
<p>On the cover CD of the October issue of <em>BBC Music Magazine, </em>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&nbsp;assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works, complete with extracts.</p> <p>To read an interview with Judith Weir about her two works on this disc, click <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/article/interview-composer-judith-weir"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/Gqh5Ghs9vHA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 14, 2016
First Listen: Ben Johnston String Quartets
15:48
<p>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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/VhBEh8Ot1KU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 31, 2016
Recording of the Month: Handel's favourite tenor
10:35
<p>Our September Recording of the Month is <em>Where&#39;er you walk: arias for Handel&#39;s favourite tenor</em>. 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&#39;s also music by William Boyce and Thomas Arne.</p> <p>Hear extracts from this recording in this podcast, and find out more about the disc. This episode is presented by the magazine&#39;s acting deputy editor Rebecca Franks and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/uJWB53cEFvs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 31, 2016
First Listen: Rebecca Clarke – Music for cello and piano
13:58
<p>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 <em>BBC Music Magazine </em>editorial team made of the disc, and hear clips from the recording in this podcast.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/Y80Y_QCvKD8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 25, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (September 2016): Beethoven Symphony No. 3
9:14
<p>On the cover CD of the September issue of BBC Music Magazine, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven&#39;s &#39;Eroica&#39; Symphony No. 3, conducted by Donald Runnicles.</p> <p>In this podcast, acting deputy editor Rebecca Franks and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the work, complete with extracts.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/T4QFRTt9z2o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 09, 2016
Recording of the Month: Satie Socrate
9:43
<p>This year it&#39;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&#39;s music to come out this year so far.</p> <p>Satie&#39;s 1919 cantata <em>Socrate</em> 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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/WdVDeLalbdo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 05, 2016
Recording of the Month: Beethoven Symphonies Nos 1-9
10:02
<p>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.</p> <p>Hear clips from the recordings and discussion about the music here, in this podcast presented by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/b7w4VM9qgNM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 14, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (August 2016): Beethoven, Brahms and Webern
9:38
<p>On the cover CD of the August issue of&nbsp;<em>BBC Music Magazine</em>, BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists give live performances of early works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Webern.</p> <p>In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works on the disc, complete with extracts.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/tu0zLCgnbrc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 08, 2016
First Listen: Leoncavallo Zazà
18:07
<p>Leoncavallo is best remembered for his opera <em>Pagliacci</em>, but <em>Zazà</em> 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.</p> <p>Join the <em>BBC Music Magazine team</em> for this episode of <em>First Listen</em> for chat about the recording and excerpts of the music.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/XrDj1VU2tdI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 24, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (July 2016): Mahler Symphony No. 9
10:10
<p>On the cover CD of the July issue of&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">BBC Music Magazine</em>&nbsp;Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mahler&#39;s epic ninth Symphony, recorded live at the BBC Proms in 2014.</p> <p>In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works on the disc, complete with extracts.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/SLc30n8cDhM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 16, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (June 2016): Mendelssohn
8:17
<p>On the cover CD of the June issue of&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">BBC Music Magazine</em>, we celebrate the music of Felix Mendelssohn, as we ask whether Schumann was right to call him the &#39;Mozart of the 19th century&#39;.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works on the disc, complete with extracts.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/17xuYeKiJcI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2016
Recording of the Month: Martinu piano trios
11:01
<p>Our June issue Recording of the Month features Martinu&#39;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.</p> <p>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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/l1Kk3_28uJs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 31, 2016
Recording of the Month: Janáček Glagolitic Mass
9:33
<p>Our Recording of the Month in the May 2016 issue features <span class="st">Janáček</span>&#39;s life-affirming <em>Glagolitic Mass</em>. 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 <span class="st">Janáček</span>&#39;s <em>Adagio</em> for orchestra, <em>Hail Mary </em>and <em>Lord&#39;s Prayer</em>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/2TjSRJB8pPo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 04, 2016
First Listen: Howells Collegium Regale
13:02
<p>Trinity College Choir follows up its superb 2012 Howells Requiem album with a recording exploring the music he wrote for King&#39;s College, Cambridge. Stephen Layton conducts; the disc is out now on the Hyperion label.</p> <p>Hear clips from the recording and find out what the <em>BBC Music Magazine </em>team made of the performances in this episode of First Listen.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/XDV400dsJPk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 13, 2016
Recording of the Month: Handel Water Music
9:58
<p>Handel&#39;s famous <em>Water Music </em>is given a vibrant, fresh performance by the Akademie für Alte Musik on a new Harmonia Mundi recording. It&#39;s our April Recording of the Month.</p> <p>In this podcast hear clips from the recording as well as discussion about the music with editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/rXpTHUGcax0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 08, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD (April): Yehudi Menuhin
9:06
<p>On the cover CD of the April issue of <em>BBC Music Magazine</em>, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Yehudi Menuhin by featuring the great violinist in performances of Bartók&#39;s Second Violin Concerto, plus sonatas by Brahms and Tcherepnin.</p> <p>In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works on the disc, complete with extracts.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/npzc0IsXDUo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 17, 2016
First Listen: Liberté, egalité, sororité
19:04
<p>As a follow-up to her <em>Seven Sisters</em> album featuring British female composers, pianist Diana Ambache turns to chamber music by their French counterparts. In this episode of &#39;First Listen&#39;, the <em>BBC Music Magazine</em> team discusses <em>Liberté, egalité, sororité</em>, featuring music by Louise Farrenc, Lili Boulanger, Claude Arrieu, Germaine Tailleferre, Mel Bonis and Pauline Viardot-Garcia.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/xDemAnxdYlE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 07, 2016
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: French piano works
8:29
<p>On the cover CD of the March issue of <em>BBC Music Magazine</em>, 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&#39;s Concerto for Two Pianos.</p> <p>In this podcast, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper introduce the works on the disc, complete with extracts.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/TLRt_6bhnDA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 24, 2016
Recording of the Month: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and Stravinsky Les noces
12:16
<p>Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and conductor Teodor Currentzis join forces for their first recording together, with the orchestra MusicAeterna. The programme brings together Tchaikovsky&#39;s Violin Concerto and Stravinsky&#39;s ballet <em>Les noces</em>, and it&#39;s Recording of the Month in the March 2016 issue.</p> <p>Join editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks to find out more about these two Russian works and hear clips from the recording.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/8I3qKceLjBg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 17, 2016
First Listen: Copland orchestral works
12:35
<p>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&#39;s a dab hand at British light music. But for his latest disc he&#39;s turned to Copland. It&#39;s the first in a new series exploring the American composer&#39;s orchestral works with the BBC Philharmonic, and begins with the suites from the ballets <em>Appalachian Spring</em> and <em>Billy the Kid</em>.</p> <p>Join the BBC Music Magazine team to find out what they made of this American adventure and to hear clips from the recording.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/_P144c1c10Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 09, 2016
Recording of the Month: Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos
11:07
<p>Beatrice Rana&#39;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&#39;s First Piano Concerto and Prokofiev&#39;s Second for this recording. She performs with the Orchestra dell&#39;Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano.</p> <p>You can hear clips from both of these great Russian concertos in this podcast, presented by <em>BBC Music Magazine</em>&#39;s editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/SosZ9HPP9o0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 27, 2016
First Listen: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
13:43
<p>Patricia Kopatchinskaja&#39;s latest album takes an imaginative and quirky look at music for two players. Her programme of &#39;duets from a thousand years of musical history for young people from 0-100 years&#39; is dedicated to her daugher Alice and features a cast of guest musicians including clarinettist Reto Bieri and viol player Laurence Dreyfus.</p> <p>Join the <em>BBC Music Magazine</em> team in this podcast to find out more about the disc and hear extracts of Biber, Milhaud, Sanchez-Chiong and Sotelo.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/E9zms_7WWo0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 20, 2016
Recording of the Month: Igor Levit plays Bach, Beethoven and Rzewski
14:55
<p>Many pianists would be happy to record either Bach&#39;s <em>Goldberg Variatio</em>ns or Beethoven&#39;s <em>Diabelli Variation</em>s. But <a href="http://igor-levit.de/?lang=en" target="_blank"><strong>Igor Levit</strong></a> has plunged in and recorded both, along with Frederic Rzewski&#39;s vast variation work from the 1970s, <em>The People United Will Never Be Defeated</em>.</p> <p>Levit&#39;s three-disc set the <em>BBC Music Magazine</em> Recording of the Month for the January 2016 issue and you can hear clips from it in this podcast.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/6nhCz9z3QUU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 23, 2015
Recording of the Month: Brahms and Bruckner motets
12:24
<p>Two musical giants of the Romantic era, Brahms and Bruckner were often seen as being aesthetically and ideologically opposed. So it&#39;s fascinating to compare their choral works on a beautifully sung new disc from <a href="http://www.tenebrae-choir.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Tenebrae</strong></a> and its conductor Nigel Short.</p> <p>Hear clips from the recording and find out more about the music with editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks in this podcast.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/v5OdjWWA-kk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 21, 2015
First Listen: Sibelius Symphonies
18:28
<p>The <a href="http://www.sinfonialahti.fi/orkesteri/en_GB/principalconductor/" target="_blank"><strong>Lahti Symphony Orchestra</strong></a> and its principal conductor Okko Kamu have recorded the complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies. But how do they measure up?</p> <p>Join the <em>BBC Music Magazine </em>team to explore these seven orchestral works, in a podcast packed with musical clips and discussion.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/a1MNagqkvKM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 18, 2015
Recording of the Month: JS Bach Violin Concertos
8:41
<p>Alina Ibragimova&#39;s solo Bach was one of the standout events of the 2015 BBC Proms. Here she turns to the composer&#39;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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/ftVG-TWEbec" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 17, 2015
First Listen: Bernstein Kaddish Symphony
12:30
<p>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 <em>Kaddish</em> Symphony. Find out what the <em>BBC Music Magazine</em> team made of the disc, which also includes Bernstein&#39;s <em>Missa Brevis</em> and <em>The Lark</em>, and listen to clips from the recording in this episode of <em>First Listen</em>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/qItjUCTjTZc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 23, 2015
Recording of the Month: Strauss Symphonia Domestica and Die Tageszeiten
9:04
<p>Strauss&#39;s <em>Symphonia Domestica</em> isn&#39;t heard that often in concert but <em>Die Tageszeiten </em>is even more of a rarity. Yet it&#39;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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/BLblyTvlmgg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 23, 2015
Recording of the Month: Verdi Aida
11:13
<p>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&#39;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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/nDPYr0MMxwQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 23, 2015
First Listen: Vaughan Williams
16:12
<p>The <em>BBC Music Magazine </em>editorial team listens to a disc of Vaughan Williams&#39;s complete original organ works and transcriptions of his music played by organist David Briggs, on <a href="http://www.rvwsociety.com/albionrecords.html" target="_blank"><strong>Albion Records</strong></a>. Join us for discussion and clips from the recording.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/DWuSWThUKWo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 11, 2015
First Listen: Danish and Faroese Recorder Concertos
16:07
<p>It&#39;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 &#39;First Listen&#39;. Join the BBC Music Magazine team to find out their thoughts on Michala Petri&#39;s new recording.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/7PFa9tP6U7o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 12, 2015
Recording of the Month: Mozart arias and overtures
10:43
<p>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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/or_aAKD7r6c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 12, 2015
First Listen: France-Espagne
17:02
<p>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 &#39;First Listen&#39;, presented by the BBC Music Magazine editorial team.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/9393pOWRLGo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 29, 2015
Recording of the Month: American Polyphony
11:06
<p>Choral works by Barber, Copland, Bernstein and Thompson all feature on the August issue&#39;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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/G8-qyYY7oFU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 10, 2015
First Listen: St Luke Passion
12:33
<p>This month the team has been listening to James MacMillan&#39;s <em>St Luke Passion</em>, in the world-premiere recording conducted by Markus Stenz for the <a href="http://www.challengerecords.com/"><strong>Challenge Classics </strong></a>label. Hear clips from and discussion about the disc in this episode of the monthly <em>BBC Music Magazine </em>podcast.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/v9dFs5PH9bc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 02, 2015
Recording of the Month: Schubert played by András Schiff
16:00
<p>András Schiff&#39;s new Schubert disc is <em>BBC Music Magazine</em>&#39;s <strong><a href="http://www.classical-music.com/magazine/current-issue/bbc-music-magazine">July</a></strong> issue Recording of the Month. It&#39;s not the first time the Hungarian pianist has recorded this music, but it&#39;s given a completely different character thanks to the instrument he has chosen to play &ndash; a fortepiano from 1820. Hear extracts from the recording in this podcast, presented by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/HdvZTi1t6lA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 12, 2015
Recording of the Month: Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony
14:43
<p>Our June Recording of the Month is a fantastic new disc of Tchaikovsky from the <a href="https://cbso.co.uk/"><strong>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</strong></a> and conductor Andris Nelsons, featuring the <em>Manfred Symphony</em> and <em>Marche Slave</em>. 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 <a href="http://www.orfeo-international.de/pages/new_176_e.html"><strong>Orfeo</strong></a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/U_Fo02VBBFU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 27, 2015
BBC Music Magazine cover CD: Elgar Sea Pictures
10:31
<p>Our <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/issue/april-2015" target="_blank"><strong>April</strong></a> cover CD features three pieces by British composers inspired by the sea: <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/edward-elgar" target="_blank"><strong>Elgar</strong></a>&rsquo;s <em>Sea Pictures</em>, <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/arnold-bax" target="_blank"><strong>Bax</strong></a>&rsquo;s <em>Tintagel</em> and Stanford&rsquo;s <em>Songs of the Sea</em>.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/TwsVnU155hA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 18, 2015
First Listen: Broadway-Lafayette
18:11
<p>Simone Dinnerstein explores the transatlantic friendship between America and France on her new CD. As well as <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/maurice-ravel" target="_blank"><strong>Ravel</strong></a>&rsquo;s Concerto in G and <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/george-gershwin-0" target="_blank"><strong>Gershwin</strong></a>&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Rhapsody in Blue</em>, this disc includes the premiere of Philip Lasser&rsquo;s concerto&nbsp;<em>The Circle and the Child</em>. Find out what the <em>BBC Music Magazine</em> team made of this CD in this podcast.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/yZJEHX5Zdjw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 03, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Opera
10:57
<p>Will you vote for <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/george-frideric-handel" target="_blank"><strong>Handel</strong></a>&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Tamerlano</em>, <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/index.php?q=topic/richard-wagner" target="_blank"><strong>Wagner</strong></a>&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg</em>&nbsp;or <a href="http://classical-music.com/topic/antonio-vivaldi" target="_blank"><strong>Vivaldi</strong></a>&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>L&rsquo;incoronazione di Dario</em>&nbsp;in this year&rsquo;s Opera category?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/mkc5sX7xTb8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 26, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Vocal
10:35
<p>Joyce DiDonato, Christiane Karg and Julian Prégardien are the three singers nominated in this year&rsquo;s Vocal category. Find out more about their three recitals and hear clips from all the discs in this special Awards podcast.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/kRt_AAroLno" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 25, 2015
Recording of the Month: Schumann Kreisleriana • Symphonic Studies
9:41
<p>Pianist Nelson Goerner turns to <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/robert-schumann" target="_blank"><strong>Schumann</strong></a> for his latest disc &ndash; with magical results. It&rsquo;s our Recording of the Month for the <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/issue/march-2015" target="_blank"><strong>March</strong></a> issue and you can find out more about it in this podcast, presented by editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/zmf9LcE6dTA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 24, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Chamber
10:04
<p>This year&rsquo;s Chamber nominations range widely across the genres: string quartets by Zemlinsky, piano trios by <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/ludwig-van-beethoven" target="_blank"><strong>Beethoven</strong></a> and violin sonatas by <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/index.php?q=topic/sergey-prokofiev" target="_blank"><strong>Prokofiev</strong></a>. Tune in to this special Awards podcast to find out more about these three superlative recordings &ndash; and then cast your vote!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/UICKBXinwAM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 20, 2015
BBC Music Magazine cover CD: Sviatoslav Richter live in concert
9:33
<p>To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sviatoslav Richter&#39;s birth, our March 2015 cover CD features the pianist&#39;s 1969 Royal Festival Hall recital of works by <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/ludwig-van-beethoven" target="_blank"><strong>Beethoven</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/robert-schumann" target="_blank"><strong>Schumann</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/fryderyk-chopin" target="_blank"><strong>Chopin</strong></a> and <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/claude-debussy" target="_blank"><strong>Debussy<<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/gkdGNqc9o1o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 20, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Instrumental
11:58
<p>Three pianists are competing for this year&rsquo;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 <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/awards" target="_blank"><strong>www.classical-music.com/awards</strong></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/z0c0Fe4zIBk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 18, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Concerto
10:01
<p>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 <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/ludwig-van-beethoven" target="_blank"><strong>Beethoven</strong></a>&rsquo;s Piano Concertos Nos 2 &amp; 4, Venetian oboe concertos, and Szymanowski&rsquo;s two Violin Concertos on this special Awards podcast, then head to <a href="http://www.classical-music.com/awards" target="_blank"><strong>www.classical-music.com/awards</strong></a> to cast your votes!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/vSDGE5eT438" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 12, 2015
Recording of the Month: Hasse’s Siroe
11:06
<p>An all-star cast including countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic and soprano Julia Lezhneva come together for this world premiere recording. Hear clips from Hasse&rsquo;s <em>Siroe, re di Persia </em>and find out more about this 1763 opera in this podcast.<br /> &nbsp;</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/tKAvSK12p2E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Choral
10:22
<p>Three ages of British music are represented in the Choral category of this year&rsquo;s Awards, with works by <strong><a href="http://www.classical-music.com/index.php?q=topic/william-byrd" target="_blank">Byrd</a></strong>, <strong><a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/edward-elgar" target="_blank">Elgar</a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/harrison-birtwistle" target="_blank">Birtwistle</a></strong>.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/7R_k4S07e08" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015: Orchestral
12:19
<p>Turnage, <strong><a href="http://classical-music.com/topic/anton-bruckner" target="_blank">Bruckner</a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/sergey-rachmaninov" target="_blank">Rachmaninov</a></strong> are all in the running for this year&rsquo;s Orchestral Award. Find out more about all three recordings and hear clips from them in this special BBC Music Magazine Awards podcast.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/_t8Sx6T0ct0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 23, 2015
BBC Music Magazine cover CD: Sibelius
9:30
<p>Our <strong><a href="http://www.classical-music.com/issue/february-2015" target="_blank">February</a></strong> issue cover CD features a fantastic selection of works by <strong><a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/jean-sibelius" target="_blank">Sibelius</a></strong>, including his brooding Fourth Symphony and the well known <em>Finlandia</em>, Op. 26. Hear clips from the performances and an introducion to the works from&nbsp;Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/hub2rrnYIpc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 21, 2015
First Listen: Sculthorpe String Quartets
13:58
<p>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 <strong><a href="http://delsolquartet.com" target="_blank">Del Sol Quartet</a></strong> and didgeridoo player Stephen Kent, and find out what the <em>BBC Music Magazine</em> team made of it.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/ajA7m6yBSw4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 13, 2015
Recording of the Month: Vaughan Williams orchestral works
14:14
<p>From the magical world of the <em>Tallis Fantasia</em> to the elusive and haunting <em>Pastoral</em> Symphony, this new recording from the <strong><a href="http://www.halle.co.uk" target="_blank">Hallé</a></strong> and Sir Mark Elder gets to the heart of <strong><a href="http://www.classical-music.com/topic/ralph-vaughan-williams" target="_blank">Vaughan Williams</a></strong>&rsquo;s music. In this podcast Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks discuss the pieces and play clips from the disc.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/5pMg5ncXqfY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 07, 2015
BBC Music Magazine cover CD: JS Bach Cello Suites
10:25
<p>Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath introduce Mstislav Rostropovich&#39;s 1975 Edinburgh Festival performance of Bach&#39;s Cello Suites Nos 2,3 &amp; 6, featured on our January 2015 issue cover CD.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/Gke_x19Q2CQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 02, 2015
First Listen: Cecilia Bartoli St Petersburg
16:40
<p>How does the Italian mezzo-soprano fare on her Russian musical adventure? Join the <em>BBC Music Magazine</em> team as we have a listen to Cecilia Bartoli&rsquo;s new St Petersburg album, and give our verdict.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/l_oYENWpqc4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 18, 2014
Recording of the Month: Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius
12:36
<p>Sir Andrew Davis conducts an overwhelming performance of Elgar&rsquo;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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/amePwqTRpJQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 17, 2014
BBC Music Magazine cover CD: On Christmas Night
11:15
<p>Our Christmas cover CD features a selection of beautiful carols sung by the choir of Merton College, Oxford. Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath present&nbsp;clips and an introduction to the collection.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/Y04jjAfYD-8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 17, 2014
First Listen: La Fauvette Passerinette
17:00
<p>Peter Hill discovered a previously unknown piano piece by Messiaen two years ago. Now he&#39;s recorded it as part of a recital titled &#39;A Messiaen premiere with birds, landscapes and homages&#39;. Find out what the&nbsp;<em>BBC Music Magazine</em>&nbsp;team made of this new recording and hear clips from the disc.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/IBHVP8tPeT4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 17, 2014
Shostakovich Symphonies Nos 6 and 14 – Recording of the Month
14:40
<p>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&rsquo;s podcast, presented by Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/EkcMBjirglw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 10, 2014
Blow out, ye bugles – First Listen
17:51
<p>English choral works written around the time of the First World War are the subject of this month&rsquo;s First Listen podcast. Join the BBC Music Magazine team as they explore and play clips from this new disc from Truro Cathedral Choir.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/Iuhf-sjOaew" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 31, 2014
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: CPE Bach
11:29
<p>Our December cover CD features performances of music by CPE Bach by Rachel Podger and friends to mark the composer&rsquo;s 300th anniversary. Hear clips and an introduction to the works from Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/vnwnlYde9Z4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 30, 2014
Fauré Requiem – Recording of the Month
12:59
<p>This wonderful new recording by King&rsquo;s College Choir, Cambridge recreates the first complete liturgical performance of Fauré&rsquo;s Requiem, and also features the French composer&#39;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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/HPtsZHwS2MY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 09, 2014
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Schumann and Schubert
10:07
<p>Our November cover CD includes performances of Schumann&rsquo;s Symphony No. 1 and Schubert&rsquo;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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/EIz1ZxcosOo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 01, 2014
Music for Alfred Hitchcock – First Listen
14:41
<p>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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/7A_9PXYpKLo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 29, 2014
Benjamin Grosvenor’s Dances – Recording of the Month
10:23
<p>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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/KPa1Y4bWuf0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 18, 2014
Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos – First Listen
16:57
<p>Here&#39;s a disc with not just Tchaikovsky&#39;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&#39;s new recording with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/kyuPD-s16tI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 09, 2014
Bruckner Symphony No. 9 – Recording of the Month
13:02
<p>Claudio Abbado&#39;s final concert with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra included Bruckner&#39;s Symphony No. 9. It&#39;s a profoundly moving performance. Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks discuss the piece and play clips from the recording in this podcast.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/louZzwMImWs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 09, 2014
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Brahms
8:42
<p>Jeremy Pound and Rebecca Franks introduce Brahms&rsquo;s Symphony No. 3 and Variations on a theme by Haydn, as heard on our October cover CD</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/p2zB1I2rK-U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 04, 2014
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: The Great Sopranos
8:52
<p>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</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/JJKUcXc9-Po" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 08, 2014
Howells Violin Sonatas – First Listen
12:56
<p>Howells&#39;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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/8UT2-IpjAXs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 25, 2014
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Beethoven
9:51
<p>Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss piano sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn as heard on the BBC Music Magazine August issue Cover CD.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/1nIDgqBdtV0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 10, 2014
First Listen – Bernstein West Side Story
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.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/k23oSRz0QGM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 27, 2014
Schumann and Janáček Piano works Recording of the Month
12:55
<p>Pianist Marc-André Hamelin brings together Janáček and Schumann in this superlative new recording. Hear clips from the disc and find out more about the pieces - On the Overgrown Path, Waldszenen and Kinderszenen - on this Podcast.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/uyYMODmPB38" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 18, 2014
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Elgar
11:54
<p>Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss Elgar&#39;s Violin Concerto and The Spirit of England, as heard on the BBC Music Magazine July issue Cover CD.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/K_t8EygakQo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 11, 2014
Vierne - Langlais Messe Solennelle - First Listen
13:20
<p>The Choir of Southwell Minster has been on a trip to France to record masses by Vierne and Langlais in Sées Cathedral, home to two Cavaillé-Coll organs. Find out what the BBC Music Magazine team thought of the results.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/ymcqE7JlVp0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 03, 2014
Walton Symphony No. 1 and Violin Concerto - Recording of the Month
13:38
<p>Edward Gardner is at the helm of a brilliant new recording of Walton masterpieces. It features the impactful First Symphony and eloquent Violin Concerto, with soloist Tasmin Little, all played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Tune in to this month&#39;s episode to hear clips from this exciting new recording.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/T0wORgOsp4I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 30, 2014
The sounds of 1917
15:30
<p>Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins talk to Jeremy Pound about a unique recording of music from the First World War</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/8JicaKgTD9M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 22, 2014
BBC Music Magazine Cover CD: Gurney and Bridge
12:52
<p>Jeremy Pound and Rosie Pentreath discuss orchestral works by Gurney and Bridge, as heard on the BBC Music Magazine June issue Cover CD.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/KdYrz4Wi-BM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 15, 2014
A Tribute to Oscar Peterson – First Listen
18:18
<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; widows: 2;">Andrew Litton swaps his conducting baton for the piano for his latest recording, an album dedicated to the great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. The BBC Music Magazine team has a listen to it for this month&#39;s First Listen podcast.</span></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/F-bjwTw0BbY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 30, 2014
Handel at the Foundling Hospital
22:17
<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; widows: 2;">Oliver Condy travels to the Foundling Museum in London to talk to its director Caro Howell about Handel&#39;s fund-raising performances of his Messiah at the hospital for abandoned children</span></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/Q1BZv04vwZ8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 23, 2014
Schumann Symphonies – Recording of the Month
11:58
<p>Schumann&#39;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.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/swuONrp0Y6M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 17, 2014
Mozart Piano Concertos – Recording of the Month
9:50
<p>Martha Argerich is the soloist in our April Recording of the Month, a superb disc of Mozart Piano Concertos - one of the final recordings made by the late Claudio Abbado. We explore the works here.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/Y44MXRfwb80" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 10, 2014
Pfitzner Cello Concertos – First Listen
14:27
<p>Are Pfitzner&#39;s Cello Concertos little-known masterpieces? The BBC Music Magazine team discuss and rate Alban Gerhardt&#39;s new recording of these pieces in this First Listen podcast.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/yZdc-g_ApQY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 10, 2014
Sibelius String Quartet – Chamber Classics Unwrapped
9:32
<p>Welcome to the first of a series of special podcasts celebrating Kings Place&#39;s year-long festival Chamber Classics Unwrapped, supported by BBC Music Magazine. In this podcast, we&#39;re exploring Sibelius&#39;s powerful and highly personal String Quartet in D minor.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/1fyK3-DXvJk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 18, 2014
Mahler • Rihm Orchestral Songs – Recording of the Month
12:52
<p>A superb disc of Mahler and Wolfgang Rihm is our March 2014 Recording of the Month, sung by tenor Christoph Prégardien. Editor Oliver Condy and reviews editor Rebecca Franks chat about and play extracts from the recording in this podcast.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/CQe7gcKsvrQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 11, 2014
Russian Treasures – First Listen
15:25
<p>From familiar Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky to little-heard Chesnokov and Kedrov, Tenebrae has been exploring the treasures of the Russian choral repertoire for its latest album. Find out what the BBC Music Magazine editorial team thought of the recording in this episode of First Listen.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/bbcmusicmagazine/~4/pJy_8GjhPzw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 25, 2014