Two further new Hyperion recordings this month bring very different choral repertoire to the catalogue. Stephen Rice and his accomplished Brabant Ensemble have recorded two Masses and some motets by Cipriano de Rore in a rare programme dedicated to the madrigalian master's neglected sacred output. Wells Cathedral Choir presents an extensive survey of Choral works by Judith Bingham; first recordings abound and the full diversity of this composer is apparent, not least through the organ-playing of Jonathan Vaughn and Matthew Owens' inspired direction.
Re-issued this month are Emma Kirkby and Anthony Rooley's seminal Time stands still (perfectly, if lengthily, subtitled 'Lute songs on the theme of mutability and metamorphosis by John Dowland and his contemporaries'), and the two wonderful Rachmaninov Piano Trios in recommended performances from The Moscow Rachmaninov Trio.
Antony Pitts' Jerusalem-Yerushalayim is a new oratorio here receiving its first recording in an electrifying performance by the composer's own crack ensemble Tonus Peregrinus (and a sizeable supporting cast); this is a first offering from the label 1equalmusic. Also included is a taster of what is on offer from APR, the specialist historical piano label whose CDs and downloads are now available via Hyperion; released this month are Moura Lympany's HMV Recordings, 1947-1952.
|Schubert: Complete works for violin and piano|
The luminous partnership of Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien returns to Hyperion for this double album containing Schubert’s complete music for violin and piano. Their intelligence and technical prowess, their seamless and intimate connectio ...» More
|Bingham: Choral Music|
Under the inspirational direction of Matthew Owens, Wells Cathedral Choir have made a speciality of the performance of contemporary sacred music and commissioned many new works. Here they present an album of Judith Bingham’s choral works, includin ...» More
|Rore: Missa Doulce mémoire & Missa a note negre|
A new recording from The Brabant Ensemble and Stephen Rice features the sacred music of Cipriano de Rore, a Renaissance master principally known for his madrigals. The album contains two Mass settings based on French chansons and a selection of mo ...» More
|Rachmaninov: Piano Trios|
The early completed chamber works of Rachmaninov make a fascinating group—all written before the composer was twenty-one, they are wholly characteristic and by no means immature. The Moscow Rachmaninov Trio show great insight into the composer and ...» More
|Time stands still|
Emma Kirkby is acknowledged worldwide as the greatest modern performer of this repertoire. This album of lute songs of the theme of mutability is a fascinating recital, containing some of the masterpieces of the period. She is accompanied by her l ...» More
|Britten: Peter Grimes|
Britten’s powerful and masterful evocation of the North Sea in all its moods has to audiences all over the world become inextricably linked with the Aldeburgh that was home to George Crabbe (author of the ‘The Borough’ from which the story origina ...» More
This is the first recording of dynamic English composer Antony Pitts' largest work to date, and the first release in a new partnership between Hyperion and the label 1equalmusic. The expert vocal and instrumental ensemble Tonus Peregrinus is joine ...» More
|Moura Lympany – The HMV Recordings, 1947-1952|
Moura Lympany (1916-2005) was the last of the major Matthay pupils and she started working with him in 1937 when he was already 79. In 1938 she shot to international fame when she came second to Emil Gilels in the Queen Elisabeth competition. A br ...» More