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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.

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Recent reviews

14 November 2017

Coke: Piano Concertos Nos 3, 4 & 5
Studio Master: CDA68173  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Simon Callaghan’s commitment to Coke’s cause is to be lauded. As with all the recordings I’ve heard from the Hyperion stable, the sound quality is exemplary. Martyn Brabbins’ inspirational direction draws the very best from the orchestral players' (MusicWeb International)» More
13 November 2017

Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell & other works
Studio Master: CDA68149  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'In Samuel Boden and Thomas Walker, director Jonathan Cohen has harnessed a quintessentially English sound whose lyricism fits the vocal writing like a glove … throughout, the instrumental contribution is a joy; Cohen’s direction a model of stylish empathy and suavely-negotiated gear changes' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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13 November 2017

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

'Their attention to detail produces constantly arresting textures and the recorded balance allows the all-important viola lines full prominence' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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5 November 2017
The Sunday Times, Stephen Pettitt
Parle qui veut - Moralizing songs of the Middle Ages
Studio Master: CKD529  Download only NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Most of these late-medieval French and Italian songs rail against the practice of slandering lovers, though one beautiful work by Francesco Landini deplores the abuse of music. Pieces by da Perugia, Andrea and Paolo da Firenze, Ciconia and others offer variety of style and mood, while the aptly slippery lines of Solage’s Le Basile compare slanderer with snake. The Sollazzo Ensemble brilliantly express text and flavour' (The Sunday Times)
5 November 2017

Tye: Complete Consort Music
Studio Master: CKD571  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The English Renaissance composer Christopher Tye was known for his capricious character, which can also be observed here and there in his sometimes perky music. Phantasm’s performances are highly enjoyable, nuanced, fresh and playful' (Pizzicato, Luxembourg)
4 November 2017
Opera Today, USA, Anne Ozorio
Schumann & Mahler: Lieder
Studio Master: CKD511  Download only NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'From Boesch and Martineau, excellence is the norm … although I've heard dozens of performances over the last 40 years, this took my breath away. I've been playing the songs over and over, getting so much from it. Boesch's voice is a thing of wonder—such richness, such beauty—yet fluidly natural, free of mannerisms and self consciousness' (Opera Today, USA)
4 November 2017
BBC Record Review
Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares
Studio Master: CKD527  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'This recording stands out for its sheer lyricism combined with moments of heightened emotion that hold true to Dowland’s passionate pavans' (BBC Record Review)
1 November 2017
Classics Today, Jed Distler
Chopin: Préludes, Piano Sonata No 2 & Scherzo No 2
Studio Master: CDA68194  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The final Preludes also stand out, especially in No 21, where Tiberghien runs the emotional gamut, evoking memories of Alfred Cortot in his prime … Tiberghien’s Op 28 thoroughly holds its own alongside readings by other like-minded individualists' (Classics Today)» More
1 November 2017

Coke: Piano Concertos Nos 3, 4 & 5
Studio Master: CDA68173  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Hats off to Simon Callaghan … he throws himself into the [fourth] concerto’s physically taxing, Scriabinesque sound world with passion, total commitment and, it seems, heartfelt affection. Martyn Brabbins and the Scottish players (with a special tip to the hard-working cymbal player) provide their customary sterling support' (Gramophone)
1 November 2017

Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA68209  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'A superb performance of the Cantique de Jean Racine … the real glories of the disc come with the handful of rarely heard choral miniatures which are, without exception, absolute gems' (Gramophone)
1 November 2017

Haydn, Couperin & Monn: Chrysalis
Studio Master: CKD562  Download only NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'The playing is beautiful too. Morris, directing the graceful SCO from her cello, brings a beautifully smooth, darkly glowing tone and immense lyricism to all three works' (Gramophone)
1 November 2017

McCarthy: Codebreaker; Todd: Ode to a Nightingale
Studio Master: SIGCD495  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'With the appeal of choral singing in the United Kingdom showing no signs of decline it is, nevertheless, important that the concert repertory is refreshed with appealing and 'relevant' works, satisfying to both singer and listener alike. This generous two-disc release from Signum presents two recent important additions to the genre, launched with their customary bright and rich tone by the Hertfordshire Chorus under their indefatigable conductor, David Temple … the BBC Concert Orchestra offer superb support to both composers and the engineering is up to Signum’s customary excellence. This important release should be in every keen choral singer’s Christmas stocking' (Gramophone)
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