Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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Hyperion has won two prestigious BBC Music Magazine Awards this year. Described in the magazine's original review as 'a ferocious new talent', Andrey Gugnin's recording of—his debut recording, no less—has triumphed against fierce competition in the instrumental category. In the vocal category, Nicky Spence and Julius Drake have received the award for their recording of , 'a magnificent realisation of a viscerally rewarding work'. Congratulations to all.
Garrick Ohlsson and the Takács Quartet present an inspired and unexpected coupling of the Elgar & Beach Piano Quintets: two early twentieth-century masterpieces written at the height of their composers' powers here receiving performances which have never been bettered. Reflection and remembrance are threaded movingly throughout Parry Songs of farewell & works by Stanford, Gray & Wood, a programme of music mostly dating from World War I. This is a choral tradition to which the voices of Westminster Abbey Choir bring a natural, idiomatic authority, especially when conducted by James O'Donnell.
The seventh instalment in Llŷr Williams's traversal of Schubert Piano Music on Signum Classics launches impressively with the mammoth 'Unfinished' Sonata in C major. In its completion by William Bolcom, this work from 1825 is here accompanied by several other posthumous publications rather smaller in scale and the delightful set of German Dances.
David Goode triumphantly concludes his Signum Classics cycle of The Complete Bach Organ Works, this fourteenth instalment from the Metzler console of Trinity College Cambridge comprising the life-affirming third book of the Clavierübung. The Ural Philharmonic and conductor Alexey Bogorad make a second appearance on the label with the Cello Concerto and Concerto for turntables No 1 by Gabriel Prokofiev, two works every bit as contrasting as their titles might suggest.
Sturm und Drang, Vol. 1 is a vivacious new album from The Mozartists and their director Ian Page. With music by Gluck and Haydn, and the rather less familiar Jommelli, Beck and Traetta—as well as hair-raising contributions from soprano Chiara Skerath—this Signum recording more than demonstrates how the 'shock and awe' aims of this primarily literary movement quickly inspired creatives in other fields.