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.
Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.
In October 1817 Anton Ottenwalt wrote a letter from his home town of Linz to his future brother-in-law Josef von Spaun, which includes the lines 'Schubert … has given me great pleasure by having a go at one of my poems. I greatly look forward to hearing the song soon'. Spaun was Schubert's dearest friend, and in marrying into the Spaun family it was inevitable that Ottenwalt should get to know Schubert. He was, according to Deutsch 'sensitive, serious, somewhat awkward and good-hearted'. Outside Vienna, and in the composer's lifetime, Linz was the most important centre of burgeoning Schubert enthusiasm (Graz was to follow suit later). Ottenwalt was at the centre of this unofficial fan club. He was already a published poet, and Schubert seems to have set this text at Spaun's suggestion.
from notes by Graham Johnson © 1990
|Schubert: The Complete Songs|
'This would have been a massive project for even the biggest international label, but from a small independent … it is a miracle. An ideal Christ ...
'Please give me the complete Hyperion Schubert songs set – all 40 discs –and, in the next life, I promise I'll "re-gift" it to Schubert himself … ...» More
|Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 6 – Anthony Rolfe Johnson|
'As exemplary as … other discs in this series, which is proving a many-splendored thing … this new offering seems packed with even more attr ...
'Rolfe Johnson's voice has never sounded more beautiful on disc' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)» More