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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.

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Recent reviews

27 July 2015
Presto Classical, David Kenneth Smith
Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & other works
CDA68100  31 July 2015 Release  

'Full-blooded, melodious, Romantic stuff, expertly and sensitively performed and definitely worth getting to know' (Presto Classical)» More
27 July 2015

Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & other works
CDA68100  31 July 2015 Release  

'Herz's talent … lay not in profundity but in pleasing the crowds, and he did that exceptionally well … Shelley by turns charms and dazzles … unless your doctor has prescribed some strict froth-free diet (and how tedious would that be) I can heartily recommend a dose of Herz' (Gramophone)
27 July 2015
Piano News, Germany, Ernst Hoffmann
Dohnányi: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 3
Studio Master: CDA68033  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Der britische Pianist Martin Roscoe, der auch schon die beiden Klavierkonzerte Ernö Dohnányis mit dem BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra eingespielt hat, verleiht dieser Musik dennoch einen betont romantischen Gestus. Die brillanten Läufte lässt er hervorsprudeln, als hätte er Virtuosenstücke Franz Liszt auf dem Notenpult' (Piano News, Germany)» More
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27 July 2015
Piano News, Germany, Ernst Hoffmann
Liszt: Piano Sonata & other works
Studio Master: CDA68067  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Vor einem Jahr hatte sich die kanadische Pianistin und Bach-Spezialistin Angela Hewitt im Anschluss an ihre 14-teilige Einspielung von Klavierwerken Bachs bei Hyperion noch einmal intensiv der 'Kunst der Fuge' zugewandt. Nun also folgen die große h-Moll-Sonate, die Dante-Sonate und drei Petrarca-Sonetten von Liszt in einer Interpretation, die in ihrer Ruhe und Strenge mit Hewitts Bach-Interpretationen in vielfacher Weise verwandt ist' (Piano News, Germany)» More
27 July 2015
The Strad, Tim Homfray
Mendelssohn, Grieg & Hough: Cello Sonatas
Studio Master: CDA68079  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Grieg's Cello Sonata encompasses a wide-ranging emotional landscape, to which Steven Isserlis and Stephen Hough, a magnificent partnership, respond with big-hearted playing' (The Strad)» More
27 July 2015
Piano News, Germany, Carsten Dürer
Mozart: Piano Sonatas
Studio Master: CDA68029  2CDs for the price of 1   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Ja, man fühlt sich fast an das Spiel eines Barock Orchesters erinnert, wenn man eine Sonate wie die B Dur Sonate KV 333 von ihm hört. Dabei ist nichts schwerfällig, sondern aufgrund der stupenden Technik des Pianisten alles von einer charmanten Leichtigkeit durchwirkt, die Mozarts Schreibweise zu einem neuen Erlebnis werden lässt' (Piano News, Germany)» More
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27 July 2015
Piano News, Germany, Carsten Dürer
Scriabin: Complete Poèmes
Studio Master: CDA67988  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Wenn man die Poèmes … einzeln oder paarweise hört, dann erkennt man, welch grandioser Interpret Ohlsson für diese Werke ist' (Piano News, Germany)» More
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27 July 2015
The Strad, David Denton
Ysaÿe: Sonatas for solo violin
Studio Master: CDA67993  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Alina Ibragimova is one of today's most unassuming virtuoso violinists, her approach to Ysaÿe's sonatas offering a perfect foil to those performances seeking to thrill with a show of outgoing brilliance' (The Strad)» More
26 July 2015
The Observer, Fiona Maddocks
Lassus: Missa super Dixit Joseph & motets
Studio Master: CDA68064  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Cinquecento, pure-toned but never over-polished, are willing to take risks, which gives this ethereal music energy and life' (The Observer)» More

25 July 2015
The Sunday Times, Stephen Pettitt
Maxwell Davies & Panufnik: Symphonies No 10
LSO0767  Download only 28 August 2015 Release  

'A big, deeply reflective statement … Pappano, the baritone Markus Butter and the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform it brilliantly' (The Sunday Times)» More
23 July 2015
Classical Ear, Robert Cowan
Debussy, Bartók & Prokofiev: Études
Studio Master: CDA68080  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'By prioritizing mood and texture over technical display Ohlsson releases the musical value of these fascinating pieces' (Classical Ear)» More

23 July 2015
The Guardian, Andrew Clements
Debussy, Bartók & Prokofiev: Études
Studio Master: CDA68080  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'It’s the slighter sets by Prokofiev and Bartók … that show off Garrick Ohlsson’s playing most convincingly. His powerful technique motors through Prokofiev’s four miniatures with tremendous confidence' (The Guardian)» More

22 July 2015

Jacquet of Mantua: Missa Surge Petre & motets
Studio Master: CDA68088  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Although this disc was released in early May I found myself listening to this music at Petertide, that is the period or weekend around the feast of St. Peter on 28 June … the music is fascinating in many ways and I shall return to it again and soon' (MusicWeb International)
21 July 2015

Mendelssohn, Grieg & Hough: Cello Sonatas
Studio Master: CDA68079  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'This latest release has been imaginatively put together, with two big romantic cello sonatas framing one of Stephen Hough’s own compositions … with each new recording this illustrious duo go from strength to strength' (MusicWeb International)» More
18 July 2015
The Sunday Times, Hugh Canning
Albéniz & Granados: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA67918  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Both [concertos] fall attractively within the rubric of Hyperion's successful Romantic Piano Concertos series, of which this is a remarkable 65th volume' (The Sunday Times)» More
13 July 2015

American Polyphony
Studio Master: CDA67929  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The music on this programme is consistently interesting and everything is performed with the consummate skill that one has come to associate with Stephen Layton and Polyphony. The sessions were spread over quite a period of time but the recorded sound seems pretty consistent to me: the team of producer Adrian Peacock and engineer David Hinitt have produced very pleasing sound. Meurig Bowen's notes are excellent' (MusicWeb International)» More
9 July 2015
The Guardian, Erica Jeal
Tomášek: Songs
Studio Master: CDA67966  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Many of Tomášek’s songs are little gems in their own right … Renata Pokupić’s supple, gleaming mezzo-soprano could use a notch more colour at times, but is eloquent nonetheless, and pianist Roger Vignoles makes each song sound its best' (The Guardian)» More

8 July 2015
Classica, France, Stéphane Friédérich
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No 2
Studio Master: CDA67987  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'La brillance et le rubato traduisent l'expressivité de la partition, à juste titre vécue comme une danse des morts … le quintette est abordé de manière concertante par le piano de Marc-André Hamelin' (Classica, France)

6 July 2015
Presto Classical, David Kenneth Smith
American Polyphony
Studio Master: CDA67929  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'If ever anyone was under the misapprehension that American choral music begins and ends with the Agnus Dei, this disc is the perfect riposte. A delightful selection, beautifully performed' (Presto Classical)» More
3 July 2015
Financial Times, Richard Fairman
American Polyphony
Studio Master: CDA67929  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'To mark Independence Day here is a disc that makes the mid-20th century in the US seem a pinnacle of choral music … the brilliant Polyphony and its conductor, Stephen Layton, can do no wrong' (Financial Times)» More

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