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This month's new releases

Pavel Kolesnikov is the latest to partake of a fine and long-established Hyperion tradition: that of demonstrating the modern piano's eminent suitability as a medium for Baroque sensibilities. Music-making of precision, affect and intelligence is no less than one would expect from this marvellous pianist, all qualities to be found in abundance in Louis Couperin Dances from the Bauyn Manuscript; a perfect Record of the Month for April. Mozart Violin Sonatas K302, 380 & 526 sees Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien complete their celebrated (and award-winning) series. Little more needs to be added: both artists have established new standards in this repertoire, and these are set to be the reference recordings for many years to come.

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Owain Park is already no stranger to Hyperion through his regular appearances with Trinity College Choir Cambridge, but a fascinating release of English Motets spanning the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries from Dunstaple to Morley marks his directorial debut on the label with his all-male ensemble The Gesualdo Six. While Benjamin Appl's reputation as one of the finest voices of his generation can only be further enhanced with a seventh volume in our series of The Complete Brahms Songs. Graham Johnson presides.

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Schubert's Winter Journey presents Winterreise in a new English version by Jeremy Sams, Roderick Williams and Christopher Glynn recording this captivating reappraisal for Signum: well worth hearing. Lucille Chung builds her new recital of Liszt Piano Music up to the monumental B minor sonata via a sequence of later miniatures as well as the composer's sublime 'Gretchen' transcription.

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Signum Classics ploughs furrows old and new this month: from David Goode we have a seventh volume in his epic Complete Bach Organ Works; and, the second release in an on-going cycle, Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a dramatic live rendition of Rachmaninov Symphony No 2. Less expected perhaps are albums of Lewis Wright Duets, new works compellingly presented by Lewis Wright on vibraphone and Kit Downes on piano, and White Light, an assumption-bending fusion of musics eastern and western, crafted and improvised, from the 'un-modern' O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra of Sweden.

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Finally, on Signum, Welsh master of Classical pianism Llŷr Williams presents Beethoven Unbound, a monumental fourteen-hour set encompassing the thirty-two sonatas, major sets of variations and some incidental works, all recorded live at thrilling Wigmore Hall recitals.

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Robin Ticciati and Linn Records celebrate the acclaimed maestro's tenure as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with a perfectly balanced vision of the four Brahms Symphonies: a uniquely revealing new cycle. The brass players of London's Royal Academy of Music and New York's Juilliard School have recorded a Gabrieli Venetian Extravaganza for brass, nineteen of the sixteenth century's most glorious excesses bursting into visceral new life.

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The King's Cambridge label takes us on a pilgrimage through the liturgical year: a selection of Motets by William Byrd—quietly subversive in their Catholicism, shamelessly progressive in their musical style—elicits performances of committed skill from Stephen Cleobury and King's College Choir Cambridge.

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Other releases

Hyperion monthly sampler - April 2018
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