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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

20 September 2018

MacMillan: String Quartets
Studio Master: CDA68196  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The Royal String Quartet deliver this music [No 1] with a full-on level of intensity, culminating in a suitably manic and explosive ending … again, the Royal String Quartet takes no prisoners in its forthright and unfettered approach to the drama of the score [No 2] … a compelling and immensely detailed performance [of No 3] which is very well captured by this excellent recording’ (MusicWeb International)» More
16 September 2018

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
CDA68245  28 September 2018 Release 

‘This Hyperion release contains the greatest performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony I have ever heard, live or recorded, an account comprehensively impressive on every level … throughout, Brabbins is inspiring and profoundly insightful, and any lover of Vaughan Williams’s music must add this disc to their collection’ (Classical Source)» More

13 September 2018

Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata & other piano music
Studio Master: CDA68237  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Pavel Kolesnikov is an artist who likes to surprise and to delve into the more forgotten corners of the repertoire: who would have thought he’d follow his compelling Louis Couperin disc with Beethoven? And a disc on which the Moonlight Sonata features? But that is in a way a red herring, for he begins in much more obscure territory with four rarities, which are delightful. He conveys the jokiness of the second piece … without labouring the point, while the fourth contrasts a quiet playfulness, sudden outbreaks of ire and an otherworldly dreaminess. This links perfectly to Op 27 No 2, Kolesnikov’s sound nicely haloed in the whispered opening movement … the finale, beautifully pedalled, is suitably agitated and taken at a fearless speed … Hyperion has given Kolesnikov a beautifully natural recording, plus engaging notes from Richard Wigmore’ (Gramophone)
13 September 2018

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
Studio Master: CDA68242  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Much of the choral work is as hushed and haunting as any on disc. David Hill’s instincts are sound, especially in the Requiem’s outer pillars and its keystone, ‘How lovely are thy dwellings’’ (Gramophone)
13 September 2018

Dussek: Piano Concertos Opp 3, 14 & 49
Studio Master: CDA68211  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Shelley handles the often intricate solo parts of these concertos with characteristic aplomb and stylishness. The theme and variations of the Andantino of the Op 3 Concerto in E flat, the military inflections of the Op 14 Concerto in F and the ‘Turkish’ Rondo of the G minor Concerto are particularly appealing. Dussek wrote little orchestral music beyond his concertos but the sympathetic collaboration of the Ulster Orchestra showcases the increasing subtlety and sophistication of his handling of the orchestra … a welcome addition to the library of anyone interested in the fertile territory of late 18th- and early 19th-century piano music’ (Gramophone)
13 September 2018

Park: Choral Works
Studio Master: CDA68191  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘It is inconceivable that these pieces could be performed better; the choral sound is sumptuous, the detail immaculately nurtured by Stephen Layton and the absolute precision of pitching and balancing a joy to behold … there is enough of real musical quality and individuality here to make one suspect that Owain Park is no mere one-minute wonder but a composer who is going to make a very distinct mark on the British choral tradition’ (Gramophone)
13 September 2018

The organ of St Bavo, Haarlem
Studio Master: SIGCD546  Download only NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Nolan spins through the more bravura passages [in the Reubke Sonata] with a fiery brilliance, bringing this compelling disc to a triumphant conclusion. With helpful notes from Ateş Orga, this release is a wonderful accomplishment’ (Gramophone)
13 September 2018

Mozart: Grabmusik & Bastien und Bastienne
Studio Master: SIGCD547  Download only NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Ian Page and his crack team—singers and players—are clearly having a lot of fun, which comes across in this excellent recording. It’s a treat to experience these faint anticipations of greatness in such winning performances’ (Gramophone)
13 September 2018

Panufnik (R): Celestial bird & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD543  Download only NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘As the title-work—a luminous and enticing if understated setting of Jessica Powers—demonstrates, her writing for voices is always fluent and idiomatic … a plesaurable disc’ (Gramophone)
13 September 2018

Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 & Symphonic Dances
Studio Master: SIGCD540  Download only NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The music-making has the flair and authority you’d expect … Ashkenazy ensures that the (deliberately?) episodic finale of the Third Symphony retains suitably compulsive drive and snap where necessary. The coda is thrilling’ (Gramophone)
13 September 2018

Stravinsky: The soldier's tale
Studio Master: LSO5074-D  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Given its rhythmic complexity, performing the work without a conductor can be tricky, but the ensemble is superbly taut here, exacting yet fierce in its precision and clarity. None of the players attempts to hog the limelight and their bravura solos, all impeccably done, are seamlessly integrated into the whole … it all adds up to a wholly admirable interpretation, serious, hard-hitting and provocative’ (Gramophone)
12 September 2018

Rachmaninov: Études-tableaux
Studio Master: CDA68188  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘With Osborne you know you're in safe pianistic hands—the ride is a good one … with a pedigree Steinway, responsive acoustic, and quality production team on board, here is a reference recording for our time, of noble artistry’ (Classical Source)» More

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