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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

1 August 2015

Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & other works
Studio Master: CDA68100  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'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)
1 August 2015
Classical Source, Colin Anderson
Debussy, Bartók & Prokofiev: Études
Studio Master: CDA68080  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Garrick Ohlsson is riding high, and he is positively equestrian in this studious release … everything here is fascinating and performed with masterly musicianship … and method' (Classical Source)» More
1 August 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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1 August 2015

Glazunov, Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky: Music for cello & orchestra
Studio Master: SIGCD407  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Walton's taste, discretion and romantic warmth, fused with a lightness of touch, serve as a reminder that it was in the poise and purity of 18th-century music that Tchaikovsky—as he told an uncomprehending Mme von Meck—found solace from life's woes' (Gramophone)
1 August 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
1 August 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
1 August 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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1 August 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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1 August 2015

Todd: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Studio Master: SIGCD420  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Like most judicious entertainment for children, Todd's opera is nimble on its feet (69 minutes) and relying on quick changes of mood, colour and content to stop young minds from wandering … every number is different, ranging from soprano coloratura fireworks for a singing bottle … to—by far the best—the Caterpillar's Wonderland Blues, which Keel Watson turns into a showpiece cameo' (Gramophone)
1 August 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
31 July 2015

Chilcott: The Angry Planet & other choral works
SIGCD422  Download only  

'This work … is a fine achievement, and simply adds to Bob Chilcott’s profile as one of the most brilliant composers of vocal music around today. He is also a major ambassador for the simple undying joy of singing' (MusicWeb International)» More
30 July 2015

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/2, 10/1, 78 & 110
Studio Master: CDA68086  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Here is a stimulatingly well-contrasted programme. Each sonata benefits from Angela Hewitt's beautifully clean-cut pianistic command, in which every score marking is placed within a precisely articulated interpretative overview' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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30 July 2015

Albéniz & Granados: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA67918  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Mestre's playing is limpid and convincing, with Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra giving discreet support' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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30 July 2015

Lassus: Missa super Dixit Joseph & motets
Studio Master: CDA68064  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'With just one voice to a part, polyphonic lines are sharply etched and perfectly weighted throughout rhythms are bouyant and full of momentum. Words cut easily through the texture, throwing into high relief the contrasts and colourful word painting that characterise Lassus's style' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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30 July 2015

Tomášek: Songs
Studio Master: CDA67966  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'This is a rare opportunity to judge for yourself if Tomášek is indeed unjustly neglected … his delightful, often salonesque, piano writing is palpably enjoyed by Roger Vignoles, and Renata Pokupić's winey mezzo whose slightly accented German and rolled 'r's has an apt flavour and timbre, especially for the six Bohemian songs' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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27 July 2015

Compère: Magnificat, motets & chansons
Studio Master: CDA68069  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The Orlando Consort take the brave step of focusing almost exclusively on [Compère's] songs [which] are … very exposing of a singer’s technique: there really is nowhere to hide … this project is a confident affirmation that all-vocal recordings of 15th-century songs are well worth making' (Gramophone)» More
27 July 2015
Presto Classical, David Kenneth Smith
Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & other works
Studio Master: CDA68100  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Full-blooded, melodious, Romantic stuff, expertly and sensitively performed and definitely worth getting to know' (Presto Classical)» More
26 July 2015
The Observer, Fiona Maddocks
Lassus: Missa super Dixit Joseph & motets
Studio Master: CDA68064  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  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

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