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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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The song Rêverie is related to Goethe in that the ever-willing Barbier has taken one of Gounod’s hit tunes (from the Faust ballet music) and added words of no great import which are skilfully adapted to the music’s rhythm. This was a respectable marketing ploy and a good example of recycled Gounod. When we hear the song sung as it is here we do not carp at its hybrid origins.