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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

3 February 2016
Pizzicato, Luxembourg, Remy Franck
Różycki: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68066  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Lukasz Borowicz geht sehr maßvoll, sehr ernsthaft mit dem musikalischen Material um. Die Musik wirkt bei ihm sehr schlank, frei von Pathos und schwerer Süße, aber auch von allen Äußerlichkeiten. Auch Plowrights Spiel zeigt Rozyckis fantasievolle Schreibweise großartig auf' (Pizzicato, Luxembourg)» More

1 February 2016

Roth: A Time to Dance & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68144  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'With 'A Time to Dance' Roth has provided a serious alternative—a contemporary work of real character and energy' (Gramophone)» More
1 February 2016

Różycki: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68066  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'An outstanding recording of a piano and orchestra … Jonathan Plowright and Łukasz Borowicz are like alchemists in the way they can raise first-class second-rate music to another level, a couple of fiercely combative squash players at times, two firm friends reminiscing on a long country walk at others' (Gramophone)» More
1 February 2016

Scarlatti: Sonatas
Studio Master: CDA67613  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'With so much experience playing music of the Baroque, you’d expect something highly personal from Hewitt. Even in a sonata as well known as the lilting Kk9, we hear it afresh, with no turn of phrase going unconsidered. In the bustling Kk159, replete with horn calls, she reveals as much interest in the inner parts as in the outer ones' (Gramophone)» More
1 February 2016

Steibelt: Piano Concertos Nos 3, 5 & 7
Studio Master: CDA68104  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Aucun génie dans cette musique, mais du savoir-faire, des orchestrations inventives qui la font bien sonner et des parties de piano vives, virtuoses, joyeuses, et jouissives pour l'auditeur. Howard Shelley est une fois de plus l'homme de la situation: sérieux comme un pape, suffisamment virtuose pour ne pas transpirer, il porte cette musique avec la foi du charbonnier' (Diapason, France)» More

1 February 2016

Bach: Violin Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68068  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Arcangelo plays with a lute and harpsichord continuo, but it’s the lute that predominates in the balance here, giving the performances a soft, warm background that provides a perfect setting for Ibragimova’s sensitive interpretations … her imaginative playing is full of sensitive phrasing and dynamics' (The Whole Note, Canada)
1 February 2016

Ornstein: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No 2
Studio Master: CDA68084  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Cet enregistrement pour Hyperion est l'aboutissement d'une série de concerts du Pacifica Quartet avec le Canadien Marc-André Hamelin. Ils en livrent une interprétation parfaitement rodée, bénéficiant de la virtuosité insolente d'un pianiste qui s'est fait le champion des musiques oubliées du Xxème siècle' (Diapason, France)» More

1 February 2016

Scriabin: Piano Sonata No 3; Musorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition
Studio Master: SIGCD426  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Bax is young, powerful and a capable interpreter with a natural instinct for drawing out the beauty of a melodic line' (The Whole Note, Canada)» More
27 January 2016
Luister, Netherlands, René de Cocq
Bach: Violin Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68068  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'De kwaliteit van deze stukken is onverminderd hoog, en lbragimova en de Engelse musici geven er overtuigende en energieke vertolkingen van' (Luister, Netherlands)» More
27 January 2016
Luister, Netherlands, Frank Pothoven
Tallis: Ave, Dei patris filia & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA68095  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'In dit 'Engelse' deel van de cd vind ik het ensemble op z'n best, met vloeiende lijnen en een evenwichtige koorklank. Daarbij is het prachtig om te horen hoe voortreffelijk Tallis uit de voeten kon met twee heel verschillende stijlen uit de Engelse koortraditie' (Luister, Netherlands)» More
25 January 2016

Schubert: Impromptus, Piano pieces & Variations
Studio Master: CDA68107  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Assured and playing at a relaxed pace, [Steven Osborne] maintains a strong sense of forward motion especially in the slower sections. He also has a sense for melodic lines and gives them wonderful clarity over Schubert’s accompanying harmonic pulse' (The Whole Note, Canada)» More
25 January 2016

Scriabin & Janáček: Sonatas & Poems
Studio Master: CDA67895  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'This recording is a mature and challenging project and is extraordinarily well done' (The Whole Note, Canada)» More
25 January 2016

Treasures of the Spanish Renaissance
CDH55430 

'The shaping of the lines, the choice of tempi and the differentiated dynamic shading all contribute to this disc making a lasting impression … if you missed this recording when it was first released this is your chance to make up for it' (MusicWeb International)
25 January 2016

Treasures of the Spanish Renaissance
CDA66168  Superseded by CDH55430  

'The shaping of the lines, the choice of tempi and the differentiated dynamic shading all contribute to this disc making a lasting impression … if you missed this recording when it was first released this is your chance to make up for it' (MusicWeb International)
24 January 2016
The Sunday Times, Hugh Canning
Scarlatti: Sonatas
Studio Master: CDA67613  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Irresistible … as in her admired Bach recordings, Hewitt’s crisp articulation conveys an impression of Scarlatti’s original harpsichord' (The Sunday Times)» More
22 January 2016
Planet Hugill, Robert Hugill
Invisible Stars
Studio Master: SIGCD436  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'This attractive selection does veer a little too often towards the romantic Celtic folk. For me it is a disc to dip into rather than listen to' (Planet Hugill)» More
22 January 2016
The Irish Times, Michael Dervan
Steibelt: Piano Concertos Nos 3, 5 & 7
Studio Master: CDA68104  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Howard Shelley offers lucid performances to flesh out the achievement of a man who is now as neglected as he once was lionized' (The Irish Times)» More

21 January 2016
Bay Area Reporter, USA, Tim Pfaff
Scriabin & Janáček: Sonatas & Poems
Studio Master: CDA67895  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Hough gives a titanic (and of course pellucid) performance … there's feeling aplenty in it, and passion and fervor of an unmistakably political kind' (Bay Area Reporter, USA)» More
20 January 2016
AndrewBensonWilson.org
Galilei: The Well-tempered Lute
CDA68017  NEW  

'Žak Ozmo uses authentic gut (rather than the later wound) strings on the bass notes, giving more clarity at the cost of an occasional intonation wobble—which I actually rather liked … the playing is sensitive with a delicate sense of touch' (AndrewBensonWilson.org)
18 January 2016
Pizzicato, Luxembourg, Remy Franck
Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 & other works
Studio Master: CDA68060  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Jack Liebeck will offensichtlich jedes Pathos, jede Süsse und damit eigentlich viel von dem vermeiden, was romantische Musik ausmacht' (Pizzicato, Luxembourg)» More

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