Hyperion Records

February 2014 Releases
Hyperion's Record of the Month for February 2014 comes from the vocal and instrumental virtuosi who comprise Arcangelo: emotionally charged Monteverdi Madrigals of Love and Loss are directed by Jonathan Cohen, with guest soloist James Gilchrist. Isolation and yearning also permeate Schubert Der Wanderer, a bewitching programme of nineteen songs from Florian Boesch and Roger Vignoles, masters both of the genre.

Martyn Brabbins and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales have recorded the two complete Zemlinsky Symphonies: audacious works from a headstrong youth wrestling the gulf between Brahms and the next generation, perhaps; thrilling to hear, most certainly. Dating from the succeeding couple of decades, the Szymanowski Masques, Métopes & Études are here recorded by acclaimed pianist Cédric Tiberghien, and the Kodály String Quartets receive driven performances from the Dante Quartet.

Re-issued this month are The Gaudier Ensemble's Dvořák Piano Quintet & String Quintet and an opulent album of Howells Choral Music from Wells Cathedral Choir. 1equalmusic invites us into the wonderful world of Adrian Jack's Works for 2 pianos in thumping performances by Thorson & Thurber, some recorded live, and one with percussion.

'Monteverdi: Madrigals of Love and Loss' (CDA68019)
Monteverdi: Madrigals of Love and Loss
Buy by post £10.50 CDA68019  RECORD OF THE MONTH   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Kodály: String Quartets, Intermezzo & Gavotte' (CDA67999)
Kodály: String Quartets, Intermezzo & Gavotte
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67999  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Schubert: Der Wanderer & other songs' (CDA68010)
Schubert: Der Wanderer & other songs
Buy by post £10.50 CDA68010  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Szymanowski: Masques, Métopes & Études' (CDA67886)
Szymanowski: Masques, Métopes & Études
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67886  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Zemlinsky: Symphonies' (CDA67985)
Zemlinsky: Symphonies
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67985  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Dvořák: Piano Quintet & String Quintet' (CDH55472)
Dvořák: Piano Quintet & String Quintet
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55472  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Howells: Choral Music' (CDH55456)
Howells: Choral Music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55456  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Hyperion monthly sampler – February 2014' (HYP201402)
Hyperion monthly sampler – February 2014
HYP201402  Download-only monthly sampler  
On other labels
'Chopin: Piano Concertos' (CKD455)
Chopin: Piano Concertos
'Fantasien' (CKD441)
'Scottish Chamber Orchestra 40th Anniversary' (CKD540)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra 40th Anniversary
'The Proud Bassoon' (CKD435)
The Proud Bassoon
'Jack: Black and Blue' (1EMBNB)
Jack: Black and Blue
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