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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

23 May 2016
Classical Ear, Andrew Achenbach
Smetana: Czech Dances & On the seashore
Studio Master: CDA68062  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'No praise can be too high for Garrick Ohlsson's immaculate artistry, breadth of tone and subtly dappled colour palette, and Hyperion's sumptuously realistic sonics do it full justice' (Classical Ear)» More

22 May 2016
The Observer, Fiona Maddocks
Franck: Piano Quintet; Debussy: String Quartet
Studio Master: CDA68061  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The quintet (1879) shares that same big, romantic sound and emotional intensity of the violin sonata, beautifully brought out here by Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács in a stirring, virtuosic recording—an ideal way to encounter a still unfamiliar work' (The Observer)» More

21 May 2016
The New Zealand Herald
Elgar & Walton: Cello Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68077  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'A superb and generous collection of the very best of English cello music' (The New Zealand Herald)» More

20 May 2016

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

'When the seasoned artistry of the Takács Quartet blends with the thoughtful brilliance of Marc-André Hamelin, a rare alchemy occurs … every measure of this performance affords pleasure … very highly recommended' (Gramophone)» More
20 May 2016

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

'Fans of Romantic chamber music will enjoy this disc, whatever reservations one may have about the music itself, and it also sheds an interesting light on Bruch himself' (MusicWeb International)
19 May 2016
The Guardian, Kate Molleson
Feldman: Palais de Mari; Crumb: A Little Suite for Christmas
Studio Master: CDA68108  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'What’s so marvellous about the way Steven Osborne plays Feldman is how entirely alert he is to those kaleidoscopic gradations' (The Guardian)» More

16 May 2016
Klassik.com, Germany, Hartmut Hein
Steibelt: Piano Concertos Nos 3, 5 & 7
Studio Master: CDA68104  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Howard Shelley ist in seiner wohlbekannten pianistischen Eleganz und Vertrautheit mit den Konzerten dieser Zeit (Hummel, Cramer u.v.a.) der ideale Pianist, um gerade Steibelts Stärken und seine durchaus eindrucksvolle kompositorische Entwicklung zwischen Mozart und Chopin vorzuführen, und das von ihm selbst geleitete Ulster Orchestra spielt farbig und abwechslungsreich, idiomatisch sicher und stilistisch variabel. Eine in der Darbietung perfekte, für die Kenntnis des historischen Repertoires geradezu notwendige Einspielung!' (Klassik.com, Germany)
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15 May 2016

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

'Previous issues have each focused on different singers, all accompanied by the expert Julius Drake, and here the choice falls on the American mezzo Sasha Cooke, whose even, expressive voice is equal to all technical demands and rises to tremendous intensity' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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15 May 2016

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

'Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien … clearly relish their sense of innocent contentment and exhilaration in Mozart's burgeoning creative powers. Tiberghien's limpid phrasing, radiant cantabile and velvety, cushioned tone combine exquisitely, captured to perfection by production dream-team Andrew Keener and Simon Eadon' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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15 May 2016

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

'Ohlsson's performances are consistently attractive … this beautifully recorded issue will certainly not disappoint' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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15 May 2016

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

'By approaching Tallis with authority, the Singers of the Cardinall's Musick illuminate his complex masterpieces' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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15 May 2016

Bartók: Mikrokosmos 6 & other piano music
Studio Master: CDA68123  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Possessing an instinctive feel for … impressionism, and for the ebb and flow of those rhythms with their little hesitations and sudden rushes forward, Cédric Tiberghien is ideally fitted for this task. Moreover the selection of works on this CD makes a very satisfying survey of the Bartókian piano œuvre' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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13 May 2016
Klassik.com, Germany, Hartmut Hein
Scarlatti: Sonatas
Studio Master: CDA67613  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Angela Hewitts hat ihr erstes Scarlatti-Recital geistreich aufgebaut und untadelig eingespielt. Wer die Sonaten in passendem Klavier-Gewand kennenlernen möchte, wird hier gut bedient … llares Klavierspiel als Vorbild für pianistische Annäherungen' (Klassik.com, Germany)
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11 May 2016
Klassik.com, Germany, Jürgen Schaarwächter
Elgar & Walton: Cello Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68077  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Steven Isserlis bietet hier wenig bekanntes Repertoire neben gängigen Werken—und wie immer mit feinem Sinn für Form und Klanggebung' (Klassik.com, Germany)» More
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6 May 2016
The Europadisc Review
Tallis: Lamentations & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA68121  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'This beautiful new disc from the Cardinall’s Musick contains works from across the period, and it makes for absorbing and compelling listening, with the best of it vividly illustrating the pre-eminence Tallis enjoyed among his contemporaries' (The Europadisc Review)» More
6 May 2016
The Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Switzerland, Alexander Odefey
Bach: Violin Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68068  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Bachs Solokonzerte sind schier unerschöpflich—zumal angesichts der Vielzahl an konkurrierenden Fassungen. Eine besonders gelungene Darstellung dieser faszinierenden Werke ist Alina Ibrgimova und dem Ensemble Arcangelo zu verdanken' (The Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Switzerland)» More
5 May 2016

Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 & other works
Studio Master: CDA68060  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Hyperion's recording lives up to its established high standard; an unobtrusive ambience gently enhances those warm wind colours and fills out the tuttis pleasingly. This disc merits attention … for the familiar concerto, which comes off well' (MusicWeb International)
5 May 2016
Klassik.com, Germany, Hartmut Hein
Różycki: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68066  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Man kann das alles wohl nicht besser spielen, als Plowright und die von Borowicz geleiteten Schotten es tun' (Klassik.com, Germany)
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1 May 2016
The Buffalo News, USA
Feldman: Palais de Mari; Crumb: A Little Suite for Christmas
Studio Master: CDA68108  NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'It isn’t just the ability to play Morton Feldman’s music that marks a virtuoso pianist as special it’s the desire to do so. Our luck in Buffalo in hearing Feldman’s slow, soft, visionary music for so long while he was the Varese Professor of Music at UB (his invention) doesn’t usually translate to the endeavors of a pianist like Steven Osborne, whose interest in the likes of Liszt and Alkan as well as Ravel and Beethoven Sonatas doesn’t promise affinity for a composer known to advise pianists to listen to the tone a single finger can make. But not only does Osborne prove to be devoted to Feldman he cleverly pairs him on a disc with George Crumb' (The Buffalo News, USA)» More

1 May 2016

Schumann & Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CKD555  Download only   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)

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