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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 July 2016

Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares
Studio Master: CKD527  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Dowland characterised his seven pavans as ‘passionate’, and one can sense the true passion of Dreyfus and his performers in what has all the hallmarks of a classic recording' (Gramophone)» More
19 July 2016

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op 14/1, 31/1, 49 & 81a
CDA68131  29 July 2016 Release  

'Angela Hewitt leaves few stones unturned in projecting the linear specificity of Beethoven’s style' (Gramophone)» More
19 July 2016

Mozart & Clementi: Piano Concertos
CDA68126  29 July 2016 Release  

'[Shelley] brings a real poignancy to the halting, minor-key slow movement, while the finale is brought to life with an unobtrusive felicity … a compelling addition to Hyperion’s catalogue' (Gramophone)» More
19 July 2016

Stojowski: Violin Concerto; Wieniawski: Fantaisie brillante
CDA68102  29 July 2016 Release  

'Bartłomiej Nizioł has a seductively silky smooth tone and a narrow vibrato, and plays with exactly the kind of lyrical, ecstatic intensity that Stojowski’s demanding Violin Concerto requires' (Gramophone)» More
19 July 2016

Franck: Piano Quintet; Debussy: String Quartet
Studio Master: CDA68061  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The Takács' superb control of dynamics and intuitive phrasing are breathtaking' (MusicWeb International)
18 July 2016

Machaut: A burning heart
Studio Master: CDA68103  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'[A] very impressive recital' (Gramophone)» More
18 July 2016
Crescendo, Germany, Pierre Jean Tribot
Dvořák & Schumann: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68099  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Venant après une relecture radicale des concertos de Brahms, ce nouveau disque de Stephen Hough, le confirme comme l’un des plus intéressants pianistes de la scène actuelle' (Crescendo, Germany)» More
18 July 2016
Crescendo, Germany, Pierre Jean Tribot
Feldman: Palais de Mari; Crumb: A Little Suite for Christmas
Studio Master: CDA68108  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Tout au long de ce disque exigeant mais indispensable par sa qualité et son originalité, Steven Osborne est un guide unique et un conteur hors-pair de ces musiques qu’il parvient à rendre presque «classiques» par leur évidence' (Crescendo, Germany)» More
15 July 2016
Nederlands Dagblad, Netherlands, Roel Sikkema
Bach: Violin Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68068  20% off Alina Ibragimova   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Kortom, Ibragimova geeft een sublieme uitvoering van deze prachtige muziek van Bach. Daarbij voortreffelijk begeleid door het orkest Arcangelo van de jonge klavecinist en dirigent Jonathan Cohen. Een uitvoering om te koesteren' (Nederlands Dagblad, Netherlands)» More
15 July 2016
Listen, USA
Scriabin & Janáček: Sonatas & Poems
Studio Master: CDA67895  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Everything is captured in fantastic sound: bright as an unexpected shaft of moonlight, potent as a blow to the solar plexus' (Listen, USA)» More
12 July 2016
Classical Source, Colin Anderson
Moszkowski: Piano Concerto Op 3
Studio Master: CDA68109  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Sensitive and thrilling playing … Angelov is very persuasive' (Classical Source)» More

12 July 2016
Classical Source, Mark Valencia
Reger: Songs
Studio Master: CDA68057  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Bevan is a charming and committed advocate for these songs' (Classical Source)» More

11 July 2016
Audiophile Audition, USA
Reger: Songs
Studio Master: CDA68057  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The balance between singer and piano is also very good … needless to say clarity and definition are excellent and the dynamic range is very good, with some excellent variation at piano and below' (Audiophile Audition, USA)» More
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10 July 2016
The Observer, Nicholas Kenyon
Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares
Studio Master: CKD527  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Played by Phantasm with their expressive warmth and exquisite subtlety' (The Observer)» More

10 July 2016
The Sunday Times, Hugh Canning
Reger: Songs
Studio Master: CDA68057  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Bevan is characterful in the song quoting Mendelssohn's Wedding March ironically, as Mother advises her daughter to remain single' (The Sunday Times)» More
8 July 2016
AndrewBensonWilson.org
Machaut: A burning heart
Studio Master: CDA68103  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'If you are tempted to go further than letting the music alone encompass you, you will be amazed at the complexity of the poems and the musical configurations that Machaut conjures up' (AndrewBensonWilson.org)
8 July 2016
Financial Times
Taverner: Missa Mater Christi sanctissima & Western Wynde Mass
Studio Master: CDA68147  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'[Taverner's] Western Wynde Mass is sacred music of heartfelt expression, performed here with warmth and gentle poise by James O’Donnell and the Choir of Westminster Abbey' (Financial Times)» More

7 July 2016

Machaut: A burning heart
Studio Master: CDA68103  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'An approach that is attractive, suave and measured' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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7 July 2016

Taverner: Missa Mater Christi sanctissima & Western Wynde Mass
Studio Master: CDA68147  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'A robust, rhythmic, grounded performance' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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7 July 2016

Concerti Bizarri
Studio Master: CKD526  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Virtuosic razzle-dazzle … deliciously alert, spirited, and free from affectation, its clarity is beautifully matched by the recording. No wonder Irish eyes are smiling!' (BBC Music Magazine)
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