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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.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.

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Recent reviews

12 October 2017
Audiophile Audition, USA, Rob Pennock
Debussy: Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA68161  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The three pieces of Estampes are similarly eloquently voiced, where 'La soirée dans Grenade' is suitably agitated, every change of mood unostentatiously communicated. Throughout the lighter Children’s Corner, the rhythms are beautifully delineated, the textures hyper-refined and the final 'Cake-walk' is unusually powerful … the recording captures most of Osborne’s huge dynamic range and there is excellent clarity and definition' (Audiophile Audition, USA)
12 October 2017
The Guardian, Kate Molleson
Debussy: Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA68161  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'I’ve always loved the way Steven Osborne plays French music—for the flux and febrile atmosphere, yes, but more for the rigour and steel. Forget any cliches of hazy impressionism, Osborne brings directness and muscle' (The Guardian)» More
12 October 2017

Chisholm: Violin Concerto & Dance Suite
Studio Master: CDA68208  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'A truly rare musical imagination at work, with a Bax-like flair for mesmerising orchestral effects … all three works are graced with excellent performances and recordings, with Matthew Trusler and Danny Driver each delivering solo playing of panache' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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12 October 2017

Haydn & Bach: Cello Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68162  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'This new set has the advantages of CPE Bach’s striking A major Concerto, Bremen’s excellent Kammerphilharmonie and superb recorded sound, darker in colour than the bright-ringing 1998 version. His interpretations, graceful and finely-etched before, now have a more rugged depth … passagework is wonderfully supple, always shaped by his inimitable expressive urgency' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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12 October 2017

Mozart: Violin Sonatas K303, 377, 378 & 403
Studio Master: CDA68164  2CDs for the price of 1  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'It is the Hyperion team who time and again demonstrate that a more intimate approach works wonders in capturing the essence of these exquisitely melodious and immaculately structured scores … the exquisite finesse of this cherishable team put them in a class apart' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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8 October 2017
The Sunday Times, Paul Driver
Debussy: Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA68161  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Osborne is immaculate, as passionate as precise' (The Sunday Times)» More
1 October 2017

Debussy: La mer & Ariettes oubliées; Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande
Studio Master: CKD550  Download only NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Ticciati draws from his new orchestra playing of yearning Romanticism that almost bursts at the seams' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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1 October 2017

Debussy: Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA68161  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Osborne traverses this well-known repertory with obvious relish, relying on immense musical and technical resources to reveal fresh, unexpected perspectives on music we all thought we knew … this is music-making of great subtlety and finesse which neither lovers of Debussy and French music nor those who value piano-playing on the highest artistic level will want to miss' (Gramophone)
1 October 2017

Debussy: Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA68161  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Steven Osborne has produced a recording that at its finest is truly mesmerising' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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1 October 2017

Dvořák: String Quartet & String Quintet
Studio Master: CDA68142  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The pairing of the Takács Quartet and viola player Lawrence Power has already proved a winning one in Brahms and the results are no less seductive in Dvořák … an entrancing disc' (Gramophone)
1 October 2017

Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol. 2
Studio Master: CDA68184  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The Iberian firecracker elements are naturally present and correct: the dazzling K24 in A major, with its whizzing scales and percussive repetitions, is full of Spanish verve. But she also finds melancholy and bittersweet notes … and she does a wonderful job creating concerto-ripieno effects in some of the grander sonatas. Her programme notes are illuminating too' (Pianist)» More

1 October 2017
The Observer, Stephen Pritchard
Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol. 2
Studio Master: CDA68184  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Angela Hewitt has chosen 17 of Domenico Scarlatti’s super-abundant keyboard sonatas (he wrote more than 550) to create a second engaging recital following her 2015 volume. Again, she has cleverly organised her selection into satisfying subgroups linked by key and mood' (The Observer)» More
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