Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

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Artist Hyperion Records

Geraldine Walther (viola)

Geraldine Walther joined the Takács Quartet in August 2005. She grew up in Tampa, Florida, and studied at the Curtis and Manhattan Schools of Music. She was Principal of the San Francisco Symphony from 1976 to 2005 and performed many works as soloist with the orchestra, including several US premieres. Before joining the Takács Quartet she played regularly at leading chamber music festivals and as a guest artist with the Guarneri, Lindsay, Tokyo and Vermeer Quartets. She lives in Longmont, Colorado, with her husband and has two daughters. She enjoys reading and the cinema, and is an avid runner.

Albums

Hyperion monthly sampler – December 2014
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201412Download-only monthly sampler NEW
Brahms: String Quartet & Piano Quintet
CDA67551
Brahms: String Quartets Opp 67 & 51/1
CDA67552
Brahms: String Quintets
Studio Master: CDA67900Best of 2014Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Britten: String Quartets Nos 1, 2 & 3
Studio Master: CDA68004Best of 2014Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Haydn: String Quartets Op 71
CDA67793
Haydn: String Quartets Op 74
CDA67781
Schubert: Death and the Maiden
CDA30019Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Schubert: Death and the Maiden
CDA67585
Schubert: String Quintet & String Quartet D956 & 703
Studio Master: CDA67864Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Schumann: String Quartet & Piano Quintet
CDA67631

Complete works available for download

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34with Stephen Hough (piano), Takács Quartet
String Quartet in A minor, Op 51 No 2with Takács Quartet
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 67with Takács Quartet
String Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No 1with Takács Quartet
String Quintet No 1 in F major, Op 88with Takács Quartet, Lawrence Power (viola)
String Quintet No 2 in G major, Op 111with Takács Quartet, Lawrence Power (viola)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
String Quartet No 1 in D major, Op 25with Takács Quartet
String Quartet No 2 in C major, Op 36with Takács Quartet
String Quartet No 3, Op 94with Takács Quartet
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 71 No 1with Takács Quartet
String Quartet in C major, Op 74 No 1with Takács Quartet
String Quartet in D major, Op 71 No 2with Takács Quartet
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 71 No 3with Takács Quartet
String Quartet in F major, Op 74 No 2with Takács Quartet
String Quartet in G minor 'Rider', Op 74 No 3with Takács Quartet
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
String Quartet in C minor 'Quartettsatz', D703with Takács Quartet
String Quartet No 13 in A minor 'Rosamunde', D804with Takács Quartet
String Quartet No 14 in D minor 'Death and the Maiden', D810with Takács Quartet
String Quintet in C major, D956with Takács Quartet, Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)
ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44with Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Takács Quartet
String Quartet in A major, Op 41 No 3with Takács Quartet
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