November 2012 Releases

Hyperion's Record of the Month for November 2012 presents that most perfect of chamber works the Schubert String Quintet in a richly rewarding new performance by the Takács Quartet and Ralph Kirshbaum; it is complemented by the D703 Quartettsatz. A 58th volume in our Romantic Piano Concerto series welcomes to the catalogue works by Sigismond Thalberg (200 this year!) and Johann Peter Pixis, Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra doing the not-inconsiderable honours.

Ex Cathedra and Jeffrey Skidmore make a welcome return with sublimely understated Gabrieli Sacred Symphonies, for which they are joined by His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts and Concerto Palatino, while a second volume of CPE Bach Keyboard Sonatas finds Danny Driver on characteristically immaculate form.

Differently mischievous vocal albums introduce to the label the fantastic Elizabeth Watts in a sixth volume of Richard Strauss Songs, Roger Vignoles at the keyboard for a programme centred on the publisher-bashing Op 66 Krämerspiegel, and Zak Ozmo and his unbridled L'Avventura London for a delicious exploration of 18th-century Portuguese Love Songs.

Re-issued this month are John McCabe's 1995 recording of Hindemith Ludus Tonalis & Suite 1922 and Winchester Cathedral Choir's three-disc Stanford Sacred Choral Music survey, now available as a boxed-set.

On Hyperion

Schubert: String Quintet & String Quartet D956 & 703
Studio Master: CDA67864RECORD OF THE MONTH Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
18th-century Portuguese Love Songs
CDA67904
Bach (CPE): Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 2
Studio Master: CDA67908Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Gabrieli: Sacred Symphonies
Studio Master: CDA67957Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Pixis & Thalberg: Piano Concertos
CDA67915
Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 – Elizabeth Watts
Studio Master: CDA67844Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Stanford: Sacred Choral Music
CDS44311/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis & Suite '1922'
CDH55413Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

On other labels

Byrd, Parsons & White: Where late the sweet birds sang
Studio Master: CKD417Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Fauré: Requiem; Bach: Partita, Chorales & Ciaccona
Studio Master: LSO0728Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
24 lies per second
Studio Master: SIGCD313Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Chilcott: The seeds of stars & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD311Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Khachaturian & Lyapunov: Works for violin and orchestra
Studio Master: SIGCD312Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available