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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

25 April 2016

Handel: Handel at Vauxhall, Vol. 1
Studio Master: SIGCD428  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'A superbly performed, thoroughly enjoyable disc' (Choir & Organ)» More

25 April 2016

Howells: Collegium Regale & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68105  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Layton … has honed his mixed voice choir into an impressive body of singers: the entire programme is richly satisfying, perfectly judged and one that anyone interested in the development of the Anglican choral tradition in the last century will want to hear' (Choir & Organ)» More

25 April 2016

Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4 - Sasha Cooke
Studio Master: CDA68117  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Cooke is very much alert to [the later songs] introversion and sadness. The way she encompasses small gradations in volume over a relatively narrow dynamic range impresses, while Drake makes every chord and phrase shiver with meaning.' (Gramophone)» More
25 April 2016
The Examiner, USA
Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4 - Sasha Cooke
Studio Master: CDA68117  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'I have to confess that I have a weak spot for Cooke in my listening preferences … she commands a broad repertoire that allows her to avoid “type casting;” and, regardless of repertoire, I never fail to be drawn into her ability to seek out just the right style of execution for anything she chooses to sing' (The Examiner, USA)» More
25 April 2016

Mozart: Violin Sonatas K301, 304, 379 & 481
Studio Master: CDA68091  2CDs for the price of 1 NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'[I] hope that these delightful, inventive performances presage a complete series of Mozart’s mature violin sonatas, with or without a smattering of childhood works' (Gramophone)» More
25 April 2016

Smetana: Czech Dances & On the seashore
Studio Master: CDA68062  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'What courage must have been required to tackle these most nationalistic of all Smetana’s works, and what an accomplishment to present them not only lovingly but fairly bursting with character' (Gramophone)» More
25 April 2016

Tallis: Lamentations & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA68121  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'This final volume of Tallis from The Cardinall’s Musicke continues the fine form of its predecessors. Their interpretation of the English-texted works shows how effective these contrapuntally unassuming settings can be when sung with conviction' (Gramophone)» More
25 April 2016

Chilcott: Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars & other arrangements
Studio Master: SIGCD903  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Tenebrae Consort perform with impeccable professionalism under director Nigel Short' (Choir & Organ)» More

25 April 2016

Only a Singing Bird
Studio Master: SIGCD440  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The CD reveals a meticulously integrated choir of mature abilities characterised by tonal delicacy and textual expressiveness' (Choir & Organ)» More

21 April 2016
Pizzicato, Luxembourg, Remy Franck
Bartók: Mikrokosmos 6 & other piano music
Studio Master: CDA68123  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Cédric Tiberghiens Bartók-Aufnahmen haben eine fast hypnotische Wirkung … das ist alles ungemein spannend und absolut hinreißend' (Pizzicato, Luxembourg)» More
21 April 2016

Dvořák & Schumann: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68099  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'I’ve enjoyed revisiting the performance through this fine new recording. There’s no doubt that the present performers make a very strong case for the work, which is never dull in their hands' (MusicWeb International)
20 April 2016

Howells: Collegium Regale & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68105  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The Trinity College Choir is one of the very finest collegiate choirs in Britain and this disc offers further proof of their excellence' (MusicWeb International)» More
19 April 2016
AllMusic, USA, James Manheim
Mozart: Gran Partita
Studio Master: CKD516  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The veteran Baroque specialist Trevor Pinnock … [—with the more youthful Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble—] achieves one of his most distinctive Mozart creations' (AllMusic, USA)» More

19 April 2016

Schumann & Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CKD555  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'There's still room for something fresh to be said with this evergreen music … in both the Mendelssohn and Schumann, Fliter plays with tautness and energy, fitting hand-in-glove with the smaller chamber-orchestra forces of the SCO and drier recorded sound. Heartfelt and intelligent, this is life-enhancing music, and as a bonus there's The Fair Melusina Overture' (BBC Music Magazine)

17 April 2016
The Sunday Times, Hugh Canning
Dvořák & Schumann: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68099  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Few pianists have championed Dvořák’s early concerto, so when a player of Hough’s calibre does, one takes notice … Hough could hardly have more sympathetic partners than the CBSO and Nelsons' (The Sunday Times)» More
17 April 2016
The Observer, Fiona Maddocks
Tallis: Lamentations & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA68121  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The singers reach the highest standards' (The Observer)» More

12 April 2016
The Portal, Herbert Macneil
Howells: Collegium Regale & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68105  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'This recording by the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, is most certainly a wonderful interpretation of Howells’ work and is a must for all lovers of Anglican church music' (The Portal)» More
10 April 2016
The Sunday Times, Stephen Pettitt
Bartók: Mikrokosmos 6 & other piano music
Studio Master: CDA68123  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Tiberghien mixes fiery flair with charm and poetry in his readings of the final volume, and his beautifully coloured playing is equally compelling in the rest of the programme' (The Sunday Times)» More
10 April 2016

Bruch: Piano Quintet & other works
Studio Master: CDA68120  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The quartet's gifted leader Dene Olding joins forces with Piers Lane in a rousing performance of the violin-and-piano Swedish Dances … Lane and the Goldners give [the Piano Quintet] their all and the engineering is both truthful and well-balanced' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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10 April 2016

Dvořák & Schumann: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68099  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Hough joins forces with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons for a robust, grand reading that nonetheless leaves room for lyricism and introspection' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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