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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

1 March 2015

Scriabin: Complete Poèmes
Studio Master: CDA67988  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Scriabin's microcosmic soundworlds, powered by chains of augmented and chromatically liquefied harmonies, require a transcendental technique and the ability to conjure up simultaneously myriad differentiated sounds and textures. Ohlsson possesses remarkable facility … unleashes immense reserves of power … has the required delicacy of touch' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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1 March 2015

Mozart: Horn Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68097  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Not least, where most players of the natural horn seek to minimise the difference in tone of those pitches that can only be got out of the instrument by hand-stopping and tricks of breathing, Pip Eastop positively flaunts them, suggesting how Mozart may have actually relied upon the effect of a muffled note here or a chromatic snarl there to help shape and colour his phrasing' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
28 February 2015
The New Zealand Herald, William Dart
Mozart: Horn Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68097  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Eastop combines the incisive and the lyrical in perfect proportion' (The New Zealand Herald)» More
27 February 2015

Jongen: Violin Concerto; Lazzari: Rapsodie
Studio Master: CDA68005  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'All in all, then, this is an attractive disc which will certainly not disappoint' (MusicWeb International)» More
25 February 2015

Machaut: The dart of love
Studio Master: CDA68008  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The programme is nicely varied in mood and scoring, ranging from four-voice ballades and motets to a single-voice virelai, and every combination in between … a thoughtful essay by Anne Stone makes audible sense of the many connections between the pieces on this valuable, impressive recording' (Gramophone)» More
25 February 2015
Sinfini Music, Andrew Stewart
Pärt: Tintinnabuli
Studio Master: CDGIM049  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'An essential recording, not to be missed' (Sinfini Music)» More
23 February 2015

Machaut: The dart of love
Studio Master: CDA68008  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The Orlando Consort … do their best to make the music as accessible to the modern listener as it would have been to Machaut’s contemporaries without compromising on authenticity … lovers of Machaut’s music are becoming more fortunate all the time' (MusicWeb International)» More
22 February 2015

Brahms & Schumann: Lieder
Studio Master: CKD443  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'In a fine performance, as here, [Schumann’s final songs'] almost minimalistic starkness can be uncommonly moving … Ann Murray sings with still-steady tone, sensitive phrasing and a quiet, concentrated intensity' (Gramophone)» More
22 February 2015
The Sunday Times
In the Midst of Life – Music from the Baldwin Partbooks I
Studio Master: SIGCD408  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Rees's choir brings an intensity of sound and dramatic dynamics, in music that contemplates the pain of death in ecstatic elation and sublime devotion' (The Sunday Times)» More
22 February 2015

Mozart: Divertimenti
Studio Master: CKD479  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Frank-Gemmill and Johnstone’s [natural horn] playing and that of all their SCO colleagues is equally worthy of praise … [SCO] players have been making a speciality of performing wind-band music in recent years' (MusicWeb International)» More
22 February 2015
The Sunday Times
Mozart: Divertimenti
Studio Master: CKD479  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The E flat Serenade, usually heard in its wind octet version, with added oboes, is a masterpiece … the SCO wind soloists play the rare original scoring for six players—darker in timbre and sparer in texture—with brio' (The Sunday Times)» More
22 February 2015
The Telegraph, Geoffrey Norris
Out of darkness – Music from Lent to Trinity
Studio Master: SIGCD409  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The sequence has been carefully thought through here and embraces sufficient variety of styles and texture—some with organ accompaniment, some without—to sustain the disc’s 75 minutes' (The Telegraph)» More
22 February 2015
The Guardian, Fiona Maddocks
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings; Shostakovich: String Quartet No 2
Studio Master: CKD472  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The Scottish Ensemble’s crystal-clear playing is a joy' (The Guardian)» More
22 February 2015

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings; Shostakovich: String Quartet No 2
Studio Master: CKD472  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The two works … give the listener much food for thought about Russia in their juxtaposition.' (Gramophone)» More
22 February 2015
Audiophile, Rob Pennock
Rachmaninov: Transcriptions and arrangements for organ
Studio Master: SIGCD324  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The dynamic range is excellent, there is real presence, a sense of acoustic space and the innumerable instrumental timbres on offer are vividly recreated … the sound is very, very good … this is an issue that allows one to see a great composer in a new light, and as such is well-worth investigating' (Audiophile)» More
21 February 2015
The Telegraph, Geoffrey Norris
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings; Shostakovich: String Quartet No 2
Studio Master: CKD472  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'This is a performance that highlights Tchaikovsky’s inventiveness and skill in crafting a piece for strings alone, while at the same time generating a real sense of inspired spontaneity' (The Telegraph)» More
20 February 2015
Early Music Review, D. James Ross
In the Midst of Life – Music from the Baldwin Partbooks I
Studio Master: SIGCD408  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The singing throughout is consistently full-toned and focused, but essentially for this repertoire constantly ready with expressive crescendos and decrescendos to mark textual changes in mood … Contrapunctus is the ideal group for this superb repertoire' (Early Music Review)» More
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20 February 2015
Limelight, Australia, Philip Clark
Bach: Mass in B minor
Studio Master: CDA68051/2  2CDs   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Exemplary liquidity and delicacy … telling that Cohen doesn’t make a distinction between instruments and voices—that’s Arcangelo through and through, a unified mass of musicians all after the same goal' (Limelight, Australia)» More

19 February 2015

Scriabin: Complete Poèmes
Studio Master: CDA67988  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Ohlsson, the pianistic prestidigitator, pulls it off again; a fine start to this centenary year' (MusicWeb International)» More
15 February 2015
The Times, Richard Morrison
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings; Shostakovich: String Quartet No 2
Studio Master: CKD472  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Superbly virtuosic' (The Times)» More
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