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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

19 May 2015

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

'Impeccably recorded, all the performances by Melani Mestre and the BBC Scottish Orchestra under Martyn Brabbins are of an unfaltering fluency and stylistic command' (Gramophone)» More
19 May 2015

Grieg: Lyric Pieces
Studio Master: CDA68070  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Stephen Hough is up there with the best; may we never take his excellence for granted … his virtuosity, polish, control of nuance and a huge range of dynamics are lovely to have' (Gramophone)» More
19 May 2015

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

'The performances are all that we have come to expect of The Brabant Ensemble and Stephen Rice … With very good recording … and notes of the usual Hyperion high quality, lovers of sixteenth-century polyphony need have no hesitation' (MusicWeb International)» More
19 May 2015

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

'This is a weighty, substantial work, reminiscent of Gombert in its concentration. Just as impressive are the motets, ambitious pieces displaying considerable variety' (Gramophone)» More
19 May 2015

Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Hough: Missa Mirabilis
Studio Master: CDA68096  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Not only does Andrew Litton draw a terrifically agile response from his combined Colorado Symphony forces, he masterminds a reading which in its expressive urgency, arresting conviction and dramatic bite grabs the listener from the word go' (Gramophone)» More
19 May 2015

Lawes: The Royal Consort
Studio Master: CKD470  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Phantasm's playing brims with imaginative fantasy and dance-like momentum … Elizabeth Kenny's theorbo continuo realisations are a model of tasteful clarity. Concise individual pieces often display rare sophistication' (Gramophone)» More
18 May 2015

L'heure exquise
Studio Master: CDA67962  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'This is a beautifully formed recital shining different lights on a central theme. It is distinguished by Coote’s thorough absorption in the stylistic character of each song, conveying their individual sentiments and sensitivities with her rich, liquid mezzo' (Gramophone)» More
17 May 2015
Sinfini Music, Norman Lebrecht
Ysaÿe: Sonatas for solo violin
CDA67993  1 June 2015 Release  

'Alina Ibragimova, young and UK-Russian, imposes herself on the sonatas with an authority that is arrestingly quiet … her playing is of unerring and at times unearthly accuracy, yet the effect she projects is totally warm and compassionate; of sympathy for the human condition' (Sinfini Music)» More

13 May 2015

Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Hough: Missa Mirabilis
Studio Master: CDA68096  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'This is an original, tightly organised and inventive setting of the Mass. It receives an excellent and very committed reading here; I enjoyed both music and performance very much' (MusicWeb International)» More
12 May 2015

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

'What a fabulous CD this is! … these are joyful, engaged and engaging performances, as varied in mood and vocabulary as the music itself, and alchemically removing the distance between Mozart’s time and our own' (The Whole Note, Canada)» More
9 May 2015
The Sunday Times, Hugh Canning
L'heure exquise
Studio Master: CDA67962  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Coote is in sumptuous voice, Johnson in his element' (The Sunday Times)» More
9 May 2015
BBC Radio 3 CD Review, Andrew McGregor
Lawes: The Royal Consort
Studio Master: CKD470  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'They never forget that this is dance music. They are brilliant at showing just what toe-tapping qualities some of the other pieces have, at the same time the sheer beauty and harmonic sophistication of numbers like the one we just heard shows Phantasm at its finest … beautifully recorded' (BBC Radio 3 CD Review)
8 May 2015
Financial Times, Richard Fairman
L'heure exquise
Studio Master: CDA67962  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The beauty of her mezzo-soprano glows with radiance' (Financial Times)» More

7 May 2015
The Guardian, Kate Molleson
Lawes: The Royal Consort
Studio Master: CKD470  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The ensemble sound is luxuriantly rich, powered by Elizabeth Kenny's feisty theorbo strumming' (The Guardian)» More

7 May 2015

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

'The performers seem most at home in the motets with secular words … fluently and sweetly performed' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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5 May 2015

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

'This disc reveals a composer whose music, at its best, touches the sublime' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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5 May 2015

Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Hough: Missa Mirabilis
Studio Master: CDA68096  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'In the opening Agnus Dei soprano Sarah Fox is immediately intense and focused, the Colorado Symphony coiled and ready to spring on the explosive tutti that rips forth from the softer textures' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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4 May 2015
Audiophile Audition, USA, Gary Lemco
Mozart: Piano Sonatas
Studio Master: CDA68029  2CDs for the price of 1   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Nowhere does Hamelin permit a gilded, “rococo” sensibility to detract from the vocalism of the Mozart lyricism or the virile character of his outer movements' (Audiophile Audition, USA)» More
3 May 2015
The Telegraph, Geoffrey Norris
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No 2
Studio Master: CDA67987  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The natural sheen of the playing and a true feeling of ensemble are qualities that have long been hallmarks of the Takács’s performances … the Quintet has long been one of Shostakovich’s most popular works, but here it is refreshed with sensitivity and expressive insight' (The Telegraph)» More

3 May 2015
The Sunday Times, Stephen Pettitt
Xenakis: IX
Studio Master: CKD495  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'These are meticulous and muscular performances, at once elemental and elegant. Brilliant' (The Sunday Times)» More
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