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HYP202107A - Hyperion sampler - July 2021
HYP202107A

Hyperion sampler - July 2021

Download-only sampler Available Friday 2 July 2021This album is not yet available for download
Label: Hyperion
Recording details: Various dates
Various recording venues
Produced by Various producers
Engineered by Various engineers
Release date: 2 July 2021
Total duration: 45 minutes 22 seconds
 
When Angela Hewitt admits to a particular satisfaction with a recording, you know the results are going to be rather special and Love songs—a recital of twenty-three transcriptions for solo piano—is guaranteed a place in listeners' affections. These brilliant transformations of some much-loved originals by, among others, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and Gershwin offer an abundance of delights, making July's Record of the Month the most seductive of prospects. Critical accolades of Garrick Ohlsson's previous recordings of the composer for Hyperion have recognized 'a born Brahmsian … the muscular strength and facility of finger tempered by breadth of outlook and solidity of intellect' (BBC Music Magazine). These equally distinguished accounts of the first two Brahms Piano Sonatas are every bit as fine, and further demonstrate the resilience of that bond.

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As well as being one of the world's leading bassoonists, Laurence Perkins has the knack of devising exceptionally intriguing programmes (and indeed album titles). Voyage of a sea-god showcases his instrument across a wide range of twentieth-century repertoire, in which Bax and Bantock rub shoulders with Richard Rodney Bennett and David Bedford. Participants in the odyssey include pianist Michael Hancock, the Carducci String Quartet, and—in important recordings of works by Maconchy and Panufnik—the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Goodchild.

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Emmanuel Despax has teamed up with conductor Andrew Litton and the BBC Symphony Orchestra to record the monumental Brahms Piano Concerto No 1. The fruit of a long-held ambition, he completes his new Signum album with the enchanting Op 39 Waltzes, here duetting with Miho Kawashima.

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Two EPs from Signum Classics bring us multi-clarinet-and-percussion confections in the form of Asphalt cocktail, October & Blue shades—American big band favourites by John Mackey and Frank Ticheli and a wistful Eric Whitacre interlude—as re-imagined by Julian Bliss and Joby Burgess, plus The Library, Vol 3 from The King's Singers—five more of their archetypal close-harmony arrangements, plus a brief excursion into insanity.

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Cantus is an all-male vocal ensemble based in Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota. Their new album Manifesto, their first for Signum, epitomizes much of the group's ethos, with most of the works featured having been written specially for them and all being first recordings.

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An occasional series dedicated to choice selections of our all-time favourite recordings—ones you might possibly have missed? This time: The Complete Songs of Francis Poulenc from Graham Johnson (‘a gorgeous collection, and for sometime Poulenc sceptics like me, a real revelation’—The Guardian), Jean Richafort's Requiem & other sacred music from Cinquecento (‘quite simply, sublime’—International Record Review), and the Complete works for violin and piano of Franz Schubert from Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien (‘performances which it is hard to imagine ever being bettered’—BBC Music Magazine). If you don’t know them already, a track from each is included on our monthly sampler which is free to download.

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When Angela Hewitt admits to a particular satisfaction with a recording, you know the results are going to be rather special and Love songs—a recital of twenty-three transcriptions for solo piano—is guaranteed a place in listeners' affections. These brilliant transformations of some much-loved originals by, among others, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and Gershwin offer an abundance of delights, making July's Record of the Month the most seductive of prospects. Critical accolades of Garrick Ohlsson's previous recordings of the composer for Hyperion have recognized 'a born Brahmsian … the muscular strength and facility of finger tempered by breadth of outlook and solidity of intellect' (BBC Music Magazine). These equally distinguished accounts of the first two Brahms Piano Sonatas are every bit as fine, and further demonstrate the resilience of that bond.

Waiting for content to load...

As well as being one of the world's leading bassoonists, Laurence Perkins has the knack of devising exceptionally intriguing programmes (and indeed album titles). Voyage of a sea-god showcases his instrument across a wide range of twentieth-century repertoire, in which Bax and Bantock rub shoulders with Richard Rodney Bennett and David Bedford. Participants in the odyssey include pianist Michael Hancock, the Carducci String Quartet, and—in important recordings of works by Maconchy and Panufnik—the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Goodchild.

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Emmanuel Despax has teamed up with conductor Andrew Litton and the BBC Symphony Orchestra to record the monumental Brahms Piano Concerto No 1. The fruit of a long-held ambition, he completes his new Signum album with the enchanting Op 39 Waltzes, here duetting with Miho Kawashima.

Waiting for content to load...

Signum Classics logo

Two EPs from Signum Classics bring us multi-clarinet-and-percussion confections in the form of Asphalt cocktail, October & Blue shades—American big band favourites by John Mackey and Frank Ticheli and a wistful Eric Whitacre interlude—as re-imagined by Julian Bliss and Joby Burgess, plus The Library, Vol 3 from The King's Singers—five more of their archetypal close-harmony arrangements, plus a brief excursion into insanity.

Waiting for content to load...

Signum Classics logo

Cantus is an all-male vocal ensemble based in Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota. Their new album Manifesto, their first for Signum, epitomizes much of the group's ethos, with most of the works featured having been written specially for them and all being first recordings.

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Occasionnellement, nous vous proposons une sélection de nos enregistrements favoris—qui vous ont peut-être échappé? Cette fois-ci: l'Intégrale des mélodies de Francis Poulenc par Graham Johnson («a gorgeous collection, and for sometime Poulenc sceptics like me, a real revelation»—The Guardian), le Requiem & autre musique sacrée de Jean Richafort par Cinquecento («quite simply, sublime»—International Record Review), et l'Intégrale de la musique pour violon et piano de Franz Schubert par Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien («performances which it is hard to imagine ever being bettered»—BBC Music Magazine). Si ces albums vous sont inconnus, vous en trouverez un extrait dans notre échantillon mensuel, téléchargeable gratuitement.

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Wenn Angela Hewitt Zufriedenheit über eine Einspielung äußert, dann kann man davon ausgehen, dass das Ergebnis hervorragend ist, und Liebeslieder—ein Programm mit 23 Bearbeitungen für Klavier solo—wird sicherlich einen Platz in den Herzen ihrer Hörer erobern. Diese brillanten Einrichtungen, unter anderem von allseits beliebten Werken von Komponisten wie Schubert, Schumann, Strauss und Gershwin, sind besonders reizvoll und ergeben eine geradezu verführerische CD des Monats im Juli. Die bisherigen Brahms-Einspielungen Garrick Ohlssons bei Hyperion haben bei der Kritik hohes Lob geerntet—das BBC Music Magazine bezeichnete ihn als „geborenen Brahms-Pianisten … Muskelstärke und Fingerfertigkeit werden ausgeglichen durch einen weiten Horizont und soliden Intellekt“. Diese ebenso bemerkenswerten Interpretationen der ersten beiden Klaviersonaten von Brahms sind gleichfalls gelungen und demonstrieren einmal mehr seine besondere Eignung für die Musik dieses Komponisten.

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Laurence Perkins ist nicht nur einer der weltweit führenden Fagottisten, sondern er hat auch ein Talent dafür, außergewöhnlich interessante Programme (und Album-Titel) zu entwerfen. Die Reise eines Meeresgottes präsentiert sein Instrument in vielfältigem Repertoire des 20. Jahrhunderts, wo Bax und Bantock auf Richard Rodney Bennett und David Bedford treffen. Weitere Teilnehmer an dieser Odyssee sind der Pianist Michael Hancock, das Carducci String Quartet sowie—in bemerkenswerten Einspielungen von Werken von Maconchy und Panufnik—das City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra unter der Leitung von William Goodchild.

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Emmanuel Despax hat zusammen mit dem Dirigenten Andrew Litton und dem BBC Symphony Orchestra das monumentale Erste Klavierkonzert von Brahms aufgenommen. Dieses Album ist ein langjähriges Anliegen des Pianisten, welches er mit den reizvollen Walzern op. 39, eingespielt zusammen mit Miho Kawashima, abrundet und bei Signum vorlegt.

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Signum Classics legt diesen Monat mit Asphalt cocktail, October & Blue shades diverse Leckerbissen für mehrere Klarinetten und Schlagzeug auf zwei EPs vor: beliebte amerikanische Big-Band-Stücke von John Mackey und Frank Ticheli sowie ein wehmütiges Intermezzo von Eric Whitacre in Interpretationen von Julian Bliss und Joby Burgess. Zudem erscheint The Library, Vol. 3 von den King’s Singers—fünf weitere ihrer charakteristischen Close-Harmony-Arrangements, sowie ein kurzer Ausflug in den Irrsinn.

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Cantus ist ein Männerstimmen-Ensemble aus Minneapolis-St Paul in Minnesota, das nun mit seinem neuen Album bei Signum debütiert: Manifesto verkörpert das Ethos des Ensembles, da fast alle Werke eigens für Cantus komponiert wurden und es sich ausschließlich um Ersteinspielungen handelt.

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Eine lose Folge von Zusammenstellungen unserer Lieblingseinspielungen—Alben, die Sie möglicherweise verpasst haben? Diesmal: Francis Poulencs Sämtliche Lieder mit Graham Johnson („a gorgeous collection, and for sometime Poulenc sceptics like me, a real revelation“—The Guardian), Jean Richaforts Requiem & andere Geistliche Musik mit Cinquecento („quite simply, sublime“—International Record Review), sowie Franz Schuberts Sämtliche Werke für Violine und Klavier mit Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien („performances which it is hard to imagine ever being bettered“—BBC Music Magazine). Sollten Sie diese Alben noch nicht kennen, ist jeweils ein Probe-Track im Rahmen unseres umsonst herunterladbaren monatlichen Samplers vorhanden.

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