2013 marks the Britten centenary, and Hyperion's Record of the Month for January presents Alban Gerhardt
in significant new recordings of the Britten Cello Symphony, Sonata & Suites
. He is joined for the Symphony by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
under Andrew Manze
, and for the Sonata by Steven Osborne
. A second volume in our Complete Dohnányi Solo Piano Music
series finds Martin Roscoe
dazzling with the early works which so firmly established the composer's position as the natural successor to Brahms.
Westminster Cathedral Choir has recorded Miserere – A sequence of music for Lent, Martin Baker atmospherically guiding this wonderful choir through the very heart of their natural repertory, while The State Choir Latvija and Maris Sirmais present no fewer than six première recordings of Gabriel Jackson Choral Works.
Classic re-issues welcome James Bowman and The King's Consort in Handel English Arias, and The Raphael Ensemble for the Dvořák String Quintet & String Sextet.