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This month's new releases

What more appropriate Record of the Month could there be for Heine's 'wondrous month of May' than a magical programme of Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Humoreske & Blumenstück? Especially in the hands of Honens Prize Laureate Luca Buratto, here making his Hyperion debut in repertoire which demonstrates his complete affinity with the composer. Posterity has been less than kind to Carl Czerny, whose name—and extraordinarily eclectic output—has invariably been overshadowed by the innumerable piano studies for which he is now (in)famous. That there was so much more to him is ably demonstrated by Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra with Czerny Piano Concertos, volume 71 of our Romantic Piano Concerto series.

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Jonathan Cohen and the vocal and chamber forces of Arcangelo are our expert guides through the heavenly Champs-Élysées of early eighteenth-century France in Couperin L'Apothéose de Lully & Leçons de ténèbres; the sweetest of sorrows rendered in music of exquisite beauty. Journeying back another two centuries, the all-male voices of Cinquecento revisit the music of a sixteenth-century Flemish master in Guyot Te Deum laudamus & other sacred music, the ensemble's fusion of scholarship and performance again bringing the unfamiliar into sharp relief.

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And finally, in celebration of Christopher Herrick's seventy-fifth birthday this month, we are honoured to present an Organ Fireworks World Tour: a musical Festschrift compiled from his series of outstanding Hyperion recordings over the last thirty years. An affectionate tribute to one of the world's great organists (and fourteen of its great organs).

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Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles, one of the more astonishing choral works of recent times, was originally issued by Signum in 2006 and has remained something of a party piece for performers Tenebrae and Nigel Short. Here it is coupled with the first recording of companion piece Footsteps by Owain Park. David Goode has once again taken to the console of the glorious Metzler organ in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, this the fourth instalment in his Complete Bach Organ Works cycle.

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For LSO Live the Verdi Requiem blazes into life in a live recording made in September 2016 under the thrilling baton of Gianandrea Noseda. The serried ranks of the London Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus battle it out with soloists Erika Grimaldi (soprano), Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano), Francesco Meli (tenor) and Michele Pertusi (bass).

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The Choir of King's College Cambridge and conductor Stephen Cleobury made a new recording of the Bach St John Passion as part of their Easter celebrations of 2016. An unbeatable line-up of soloists and an immaculate Academy of Ancient Music make this release something quite special.

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From Signum Classics this month we have a new traversal of the Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, Op 87. Peter Donohoe performs, also contributing a detailed essay on the genesis and structure of this seminal work. Now gathered into a single album, this month also sees the re-issue of Lorin Maazel's Complete Mahler Symphonies cycle recorded with the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2011.

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Two enterprising new albums from Linn Records this month find William Carter in Bach reimagines Bach—an exploration of the composer's own lute transcriptions of some favourite works—, and Oliver Knussen leading members of the Royal Academy of Music into the fascinating world of Stravinsky The soldier's tale and other works variously related.

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Other releases

Hyperion monthly sampler - May 2017
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