Vivaldi’s Four Seasons • Kerry Andrew • Ada Lovelace

BBC Music Magazine podcast



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.

Plus, we chat about the pioneering achievements of 19th-century mathematician and musician Ada Lovelace, and find out why a new Monteverdi disc is our Recording of the Month.

We have a 'Meet the Artist' interview for you this month, with composer, performer and writer Kerry Andrew, ahead of her performance with Juice Vocal Ensemble at Kings Place's Venus Unwrapped Festival of 2019. And of course, we've brought in our favourite new classical recordings for our 'First Listen' showcase.


This month's episode is presented by managing editor Rebecca Franks, deputy editor Jeremy Pound and reviews editor Michael Beek, and is produced by Jack Fletcher.