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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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Recent reviews

24 March 2015
Classic FM
Grieg: Lyric Pieces
CDA68070  5 May 2015 Release  

'For this new recording, Hough has made a selection of pieces that encompass every nuance of emotion, showcasing the brilliance of Grieg's writing and the pianist's own mastery of his instrument' (Classic FM)» More
20 March 2015
Limelight, Australia, Tony Way
Brumel: Missa de beata virgine & Motets
Studio Master: CDA68065  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'[This] skilfully executed and well-produced disc will give listeners a greater appreciation of the breadth and skill of Brumel’s music' (Limelight, Australia)» More

20 March 2015
Limelight, Australia, William Yeoman
Rameau: Pièces de clavecin
Studio Master: CDA68071/2  2CDs   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Esfahani does something special and, I think, unique here, so identifying his own maverick intelligence with Rameau’s supple, refined use of wit and irony' (Limelight, Australia)» More

15 March 2015

Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 3 – Gerald Finley
Studio Master: CDA67956  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Gerald Finley offers 17 items in the third volume, singing expertly in four languages … in excellent sound the whole adds up to a delightful sequence of discoveries' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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15 March 2015

Ešenvalds: Northern Lights & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68083  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'What a force the Trinity choir has become … and the strength-in-depth it has developed, in the first eight years of Stephen Layton's directorship' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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15 March 2015

Liszt: Piano Sonata & other works
Studio Master: CDA68067  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'A precisely articulated vividness that works superbly' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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15 March 2015
The Buffalo News, USA, Jeff Simon
Liszt: Piano Sonata & other works
Studio Master: CDA68067  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Not only are there no bad Angela Hewitt records, there are no merely mediocre ones … she is a fine Liszt pianist' (The Buffalo News, USA)» More

13 March 2015
The Times, Geoff Brown
Pärt: Tintinnabuli
Studio Master: CDGIM049  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Peter Phillips’s group, chief specialists in Renaissance vocal music, come to this repertoire with special gifts. The forces are modest, just two voices to a part, perfect for spreading clarity and light … every note, heard singly or in combination, hits home with supreme force … this is a gorgeous and inspiring album' (The Times)» More

12 March 2015

Prokofiev & Shostakovich: Cello Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68037  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Isserlis seems in his element in this hard-hitting, virtuosic music and he and the orchestra play with great fire, rhythmic energy and passion' (MusicWeb International)» More
12 March 2015
Sinfini Music, Alexandra Coghlan
Ešenvalds: Northern Lights & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68083  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Stephen Layton draws extraordinary and urgent performances from his young singers—finding both the power … and delicacy … performances [are] charged with real emotional intent. The result is arresting in its intensity' (Sinfini Music)» More

12 March 2015
Audiophile Audition, USA, Gary Lemco
Jongen: Violin Concerto; Lazzari: Rapsodie
Studio Master: CDA68005  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The Fantasie in E Major (1898) by Jongen finds an admirable lyricism in this performance by Philippe Graffin, whose 1730 Busano instrument lights up its delicate, relatively uncomplicated colors' (Audiophile Audition, USA)» More
8 March 2015
The Telegraph, Geoffrey Norris
Dohnányi: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 3
Studio Master: CDA68033  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'[Roscoe's] finesse of colouring as well as his strong rhythmic impulse and lyrical astuteness are qualities that fit the music ideally and allow it to bloom … [he] is an eloquently expressive advocate for an unduly neglected master of the keyboard' (The Telegraph)» More

6 March 2015
Financial Times, Richard Fairman
Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 3 – Gerald Finley
Studio Master: CDA67956  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Each volume in Hyperion’s series of the complete Liszt songs has a different singer. This third volume deserves a special recommendation—first thanks to Gerald Finley, an inspiring champion of Liszt’s music, and secondly because this volume includes the exalted Three Petrarch Sonnets (in Liszt’s second version), where baritones usually fear to tread. Finley, accompanied by Julius Drake, is eloquent and impassioned in them. He also summons the gravity for 'Weimars Toten' and the majesty for 'Die Vätergruft', two lesser-known songs among a wide-ranging selection' (Financial Times)

5 March 2015

Pärt: Tintinnabuli
Studio Master: CDGIM049  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'A disc of quite exceptional, at times heart-stopping, beauty. While there may be other Pärt recordings in this, his 80th birthday year, it is difficult to imagine there being a finer one' (International Record Review)» More
1 March 2015

Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 3 – Gerald Finley
Studio Master: CDA67956  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Le baryton canadien a du style, du lyrisme dans la confidence … de la théâtralité sans excès quand le ton plus extraverti tend à franchir les frontières du lied' (Diapason, France)» More

1 March 2015

Prokofiev & Shostakovich: Cello Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68037  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Le violoncelliste anglais privilégie une approche sévère, austère quoique toujours très variée et colorée. Le caractère extraverti, sans faiblir, se nuance d'une teinte fauve et d'irisations assez inattendues. La partie soliste est jouée de façon hallucinante, avec un phrasé merveilleux et une grande maîtrise technique' (Diapason, France)» More
1 March 2015
Classica, France, Jacques Bonnaure
Bruch: Violin Concerto No 3 & Scottish Fantasy
Studio Master: CDA68050  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Jack Liebeck … est un interprète de grande qualité … soucieux de mettre en lumière les finesses de l'écriture de Bruch, dans un dialogue très subtil avec l'orchestre' (Classica, France)» More

1 March 2015
Classica, France
Debussy: Images & Préludes II
Studio Master: CDA67920  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

''Choc de l'année 2014' pour son disque consacré à Busoni, le pianiste canadien Marc-André Hamelin émerveille tout autant dans cette anthologie debussyste. Cet enregistrement s'inscrit dans le sillage des réalisations de Benedetti Michelangeli ou de Zimerman dont il possède sans conteste le sens aigu de l'architecture, de la beauté pure et de la volupté de l'instant. Un disque de référence' (Classica, France)
1 March 2015

Debussy: Images & Préludes II
Studio Master: CDA67920  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Famed for tackling the most ridiculously difficult scores, Marc-André Hamelin here presents some of the most subtle … this is truly special Debussy playing' (International Piano)» More

1 March 2015

Debussy: Images & Préludes II
Studio Master: CDA67920  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The first thing to say on listening to this record is how well [Marc-André Hamelin] conveys the impressionist feel of these works … they transport the listener to a warm and sunny France' (MusicWeb International)» More
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