Hyperion Records

November 2013 Releases
Hyperion's worthy Record of the Month for November 2013 is a thrilling new recording of the Bach Christmas Oratorio, one of the pinnacles of the repertoire. Stephen Layton conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Trinity College Choir Cambridge, and the sparkling soloists are led by Evangelist James Gilchrist.

One hundred years since his birth, the three Britten String Quartets have been enthrallingly recorded by the Takács Quartet. The four Hindemith Violin Sonatas, performed by established duo Tanja Becker-Bender and Péter Nagy, and the three Hindemith Piano Sonatas, their every effervescent note captured to perfection by Markus Becker, mark fifty years since their composer's death.

Marc-André Hamelin has recorded a triple album of Late Busoni Piano Music—all the Sonatinas, the Elegies, the Toccata and much more. And Romantic Piano Concerto series devotees will revel in Roberto Prosseda's The complete Gounod works for pedal piano & orchestra (the pedal piano, here two Steinway Ds and an ingenious pedal-board coupling mechanism, opening up a whole new array of textural possibilities); Howard Shelley and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana provide spirited competition. Re-issued in November are Westminster Cathedral Choir's sublime Palestrina Missa Dum complerentur and a wonderful Schubert Octet from The Gaudier Ensemble.

This month also brings a warm welcome to The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips and their label Gimell whose recordings are now available through the Hyperion website; a brand new recording of the Taverner Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas celebrates the fortieth anniversary of this most illustrious of ensembles.

'Bach: Christmas Oratorio' (CDA68031/2)
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Buy by post £20.00 CDA68031/2  RECORD OF THE MONTH 2CDs   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Britten: String Quartets Nos 1, 2 & 3' (CDA68004)
Britten: String Quartets Nos 1, 2 & 3
Buy by post £10.50 CDA68004  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Busoni: Late Piano Music' (CDA67951/3)
Busoni: Late Piano Music
Buy by post £26.00 CDA67951/3  3CDs   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Gounod: The complete works for pedal piano & orchestra' (CDA67975)
Gounod: The complete works for pedal piano & orchestra
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67975  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Hindemith: Piano Sonatas' (CDA67977)
Hindemith: Piano Sonatas
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67977  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Hindemith: Violin Sonatas' (CDA68014)
Hindemith: Violin Sonatas
Buy by post £10.50 CDA68014  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur & other music for Whitsuntide' (CDH55449)
Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur & other music for Whitsuntide
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55449  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Schubert: Octet' (CDH55460)
Schubert: Octet
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55460  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Hyperion monthly sampler – November 2013' (HYP201311)
Hyperion monthly sampler – November 2013
HYP201311  Download-only monthly sampler  
On other labels
'Hommage à trois' (CKD428)
Hommage à trois
CKD428 
'MacMillan: Alpha & Omega & other choral works' (CKD439)
MacMillan: Alpha & Omega & other choral works
CKD439 
'Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas' (CDGIM045)
Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas
Buy by post £11.75 CDGIM045  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
 
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