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This month's new releases

Hyperion's Record of the Month for September 2015 is a gentle treasure as Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr weave their intricate way through Gamba Sonatas by Bach, Handel & Scarlatti. The Ornstein Piano Quintet & String Quartet No 2 offer chamber music of a rather different attitude, yet from apparent chaos Marc-André Hamelin and the Pacifica Quartet draw beauty of a rare intensity.

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Ian Bostridge makes a welcome return to the label, recording an enticing programme of Brahms Songs with the attentive collaboration of series maestro Graham Johnson. Choral albums this month bring us the ceremonial of a nation from Westminster Abbey Choir, Onyx Brass and James O'Donnell with I was glad & other choral works by Parry, and Tallis Ave, Dei patris filia from Andrew Carwood and The Cardinall's Musick, both groups audibly relishing in their core repertory.

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The Tallis Scholars are celebrating their 2,000th concert this month with a new double album showcasing a glorious selection of their work over the past three decades. Peter Phillips both conducts and has selected his personal favourites: Perfect Polyphony indeed.

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Two new albums of Russian piano music feature this month. For Signum Classics the wonderful Alessio Bax has recorded a programme of Scriabin & Musorgsky (having at its heart Scriabin's Piano Sonata No 3 and the original piano-solo version of Pictures from an Exhibition). A live recording on the Mariinsky label presents Denis Matsuev in vibrant performances of Rachmaninov, Shchedrin & Stravinsky (respectively, Piano Concertos No 1, No 2, and the Capriccio); Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra.

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For LSO Live Valery Gergiev again explores the core repertoire of his beloved Russia, here leading an explosive London Symphony Orchestra through Rachmaninov Symphony No 3 & Balakirev Russia. Under Antonio Pappano the orchestra has recorded Maxwell Davies & Panufnik Symphonies No 10. This first recording of the Maxwell Davies was originally released in 2014; it is now coupled with Panufnik's contribution to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra centenary celebrations in 1988.

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Other releases

Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2015
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201509Download-only monthly sampler
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