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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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An enchanting collection of Romantic classics and new arrangements, performed by leading UK flautist Lisa Friend—with accompaniment from pianist Mark Kinkaid, cellist Martin Radford and violinist Rodney Friend.» More
The Air de Ballet was taken from the third act of Saint Saëns’ opera Ascanio, written in 1890. The opera premiered on the 21st of March in Paris. The French flautist Paul Taffanel received a standing ovation after its first performance with the Paris Opera Orchestra. The work did not see a revival until 1921, the year of Saint-Saëns’ death. It has remained a popular work for flautists since the 1900s.