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.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
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'There's no doubt about Hamelin's superb artistry, or the extraordinary inventiveness of his programming… Hamelin is the most poetic of virtuoso players and his musical refinement is a constant feature of a recital which includes some extremely difficult music…. Picture and sound quality are very good' (International Record Review)
'An example of human potential at its highest' (Musical Pointers)
'The piano/recorded sound is ravishing, the performances inspired. For those who only know the French-Canadian virtuoso from his recordings, I urge you to witness with what extreme economy and concentration such supreme artistry is achieved… This is Hyperion's first venture into the DVD market. Let's hope there will be many more' (Gramophone)
'Part II, featuring the soloist in performance is nothing short of mesmerizing. My library houses many CDs by this amazing pianist but witnessing the extreme concentration and economy of effort with which he achieves his formidable artistry is absolutely astonishing. Watch out for the final extra track of a live performance of the 'Tarantella' from Busoni's huge piano concerto … A most commendable first venture which should open the way for many more' (Classical.net)
'The focus of the documentary and extras here is not just the high degree of skill with which pianist Hamelin performs and records a dizzying variety of often-overlooked music, but on the history and backgrounds of the great virtuoso composer-pianists of the Golden Age of keyboard music. Hamelin talks about some of them before playing excerpts from their music, and three other experts on the subject hold forth between selections. The music excerpts played by Hamelin include Alkan, Busoni, Dukas, Godowsky, Liszt, Medtner, Rzewski and Schubert. The angles and closeups are extremely revealing; one shot from directly above the keyboard struck me as highly original and a fascinating viewpoint' (Audiophile Audition, USA)