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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

8 January 2018

Pixis: Piano Trios
Studio Master: CDA68207  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘[No 1] There is Beethoven-like power here … [No 3] the music’s main attribute is its exuberance … [Trio Concertant] the piano takes off spectacularly in a manner worthy of Liszt at his wildest; … Tim Horton’s considerable skill certainly enhances its value’ (Classical Source)» More

8 January 2018
Classics Today, David Hurwitz
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & other works for two pianos four hands
CDA68189  2 February 2018 Release 

‘A version of The Rite not just technically astounding, but paced and interpreted as well as any of the best full-orchestra performances … a fully realized, perfectly executed vision of the work … if you take your Stravinsky at all seriously, you will need to hear this’ (Classics Today)» More
5 January 2018

Debussy: Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA68139  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Anybody who has caught Hough in a live recital, or heard his scintillating recordings of Saint-Saëns’s piano concertos, will know how well the sparkling clarity of French music suits him … the triptych of Estampes sets the tone with clear, atmospheric playing, given an extra warmth in Hyperion’s perfectly judged recording … the snowflakes in Children’s Corner fall with the softest delicacy. The delight in L’isle joyeuse is less exhilaration than joy at the radiance of a sun-soaked atmosphere. La plus que lente, played with affectionate simplicity, makes a nicely light-hearted bonus’ (Financial Times)» More
1 January 2018

Debussy: Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA68139  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Anticipation ran high for this album. And its beauties are many and varied. Whether it’s the gorgeous delicacy with which he orchestrates the different layers of sound in Estampes’ ‘Pagodes’, the louche sinuousness of La plus que lente … or the tenderness of ‘The Little Shepherd’ in Children’s Corner, there’s no doubt that Hough is largely in his element here.’ (BBC Music Magazine)
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1 January 2018

Debussy: Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA68139  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Hough begins his disc with the Estampes, a vivid reminder that Debussy loved art as much as music, and Hough similarly paints as well as plays. His 'Pagodes' sets the scene with just the right degree of blurring of the lines, motifs emerging and then receding once more, all combining to ethereal effect. In the closing 'Jardins' his pacing is spot-on’ (Gramophone)
1 January 2018

Fitkin: String Quartets
Studio Master: SIGCD518  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘A terrific disc that I encourage everyone to buy’ (Gramophone)
1 January 2018

Pixis: Piano Trios
Studio Master: CDA68207  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Infectious stuff … Jeremy Nicholas’s typically entertaining and well-researched notes also make the case for Pixis being given a second chance’ (Gramophone)
1 January 2018

Tavener & Panufnik: 99 Words & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD519  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Five world premieres and a beautifully constructed programme … exquisite, and beautifully handled … Voce’s singers give this repertoire a strong, and very welcome, first outing’ (Gramophone)
1 January 2018

Tippett: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2
Studio Master: CDA68203  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘What a momentous way to start 2018, with the first release in a new Michael Tippett Symphony Cycle, courtesy of Hyperion and Martyn Brabbins … commanding accounts of the first two … complemented by top-notch production values, vivid and dynamic sound, and informed annotation. All in all, unmissable’ (Classical Source)» More

1 January 2018

Tippett: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2
Studio Master: CDA68203  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘This disc launches the first 21st-century cycle of Tippett’s symphonies, and does so in great style … this is remarkable music-making, and recorded with all the appropriate richness of colour and clarity of textural detail’ (Gramophone)
1 January 2018

Tippett: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2
Studio Master: CDA68203  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The torch carried for Tippett by the late Colin Davis and Richard Hickox seems to have passed to Martyn Brabbins. These readings have the intentness of conviction, which the still underrated Symphony No 1 in particular richly deserves’ (BBC Music Magazine)
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1 January 2018
MedioEvo, Italy
Beneath the northern star
Studio Master: CDA68132  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'La variegata materia musicale proposta dalla registrazione è un ottimo campo di prova per le quattro voci dell’Orlando Consort, che si avventurano in questo territorio sonoro con la maestria che caratterizza le loro incisioni. Con un’intonazione e un senso ritmico eccellenti, Matthew Venner, Mark Dobell, Angus Smith, Donald Greig si integrano perfettamente tra loro, dando vita a un equilibrato impasto vocale, frutto di decenni di lavoro e frequentazione del repertorio medievale' (MedioEvo, Italy)
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