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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

6 July 2024
BBC Record Review, Andrew McGregor
Queen of Hearts
Studio Master: CDA68453  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Mille regretz—a thousand regrets to leave you and to be far from your loving face—attributed to Josquin des Prez in the mid-sixteenth century, flourishing in print. So heartachingly lovely and timeless … it's one of The Gesualdo Six's favourites, they tell us, and, sung with this kind of heart-stopping beauty, mine too’ (BBC Record Review)
6 July 2024
Rondo, Germany, Guido Fischer
Reformation
Studio Master: CDA68445  RECORD OF THE MONTH NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

„Allein schon für ihre Auswahl gebührt Mishka Rushdie Momen ein britischer Orden. Doch auch Momens „sprechendes“ Spiel erweist sich als treffsicher und ideal für die besonderen Wesenzüge dieser durchweg kunstvoll „gebauten“, aber dank ihrer Noblesse, Anmut und Innigkeit stets das Herz ansprechenden Stücke“ (Rondo, Germany)» More

6 July 2024
BBC Record Review, Andrew McGregor
Reformation
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‘Pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen is on a pilgrimage to restore a fuller picture of English Renaissance music after the 'cultural vandalism' of the English Reformation. Well-rounded musical portraits, rich pieces, beauty, charm, wit—and some delightful ornamentation’ (BBC Record Review)
5 July 2024
Presto Classical, Matthew Ash
Reformation
Studio Master: CDA68445  RECORD OF THE MONTH NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘I begin with a confession, that had I not been working at Presto I may have overlooked Mishka Rushdie Momen’s Hyperion debut, with so much music vying for my attention and a continuing stream of new recordings. It would have been my loss to miss this album of captivating music, musicianship and pianism … there is much to explore and enjoy here, in an album which rewards repeated listening and which leaves me in anticipation of what we hear next from this exciting new addition to Hyperion’s armoury of superb pianists’ (Presto Classical)» More
4 July 2024
Winnipeg Free Press, Canada, Holly Harris
Reformation
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‘Gibbons’s Alman in G, The King’s Jewel is infused with requisite nobility while the artist’s well-paced interpretation of Byrd’s The Bells bursts into rapid-fire figuration pealing with joy in this early summer pleaser a welcome addition to the baroque keyboard music discography’ (Winnipeg Free Press, Canada)» More

4 July 2024
The Guardian, Erica Jeal
Reformation
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‘Rushdie Momen is virtuosic in the dense variations of Bull’s Walsingham, introspective in Gibbons’s darkly beautiful Lord Salisbury Pavan, and always weaving the music through with fine-spun threads of trills and embellishments, lightly worn. It’s beautifully done’ (The Guardian)

4 July 2024
Prospect, Philip Clark
Schubert: String Quartets D112 & 887
Studio Master: CDA68423  RECORD OF THE MONTH   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘This is Schubert playing of the highest order’ (Prospect)» More
2 July 2024
The Spectator, Damian Thompson
Reformation
Studio Master: CDA68445  RECORD OF THE MONTH NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Mishka Rushdie Momen [is] one of this country's most gifted and intellectually curious young concert pianists … [Reformation] is performed with thrilling exuberance and subtlety’ (The Spectator)
1 July 2024
The Times
Reformation
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‘Her first solo recital, and it’s a triumph’ (The Times)

1 July 2024

Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Folk Song Arrangements
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‘Once into the fray, the cellist, here an amiable-sounding Sheku Kanneh-Mason, delivers first, with his equally distinctive partners in tow, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor keeping to a moderate tonal palette without compromising his distinctive playing style, violinist Nicola Benedetti sounding silvery-clean, all three attentively supported by the Philharmonia under the vital baton of Santtu-Matias Rouvali. The pulse is constant and so is the sense of dialogue, all three players serving as firsts among equals, the big tutti appearing every now and then to remind us of the main thematic agenda. Unbend the Triple with big personalities and it can topple, but here the balance is absolutely right, a model of judicious pacing, too; there’s character to spare, which is as it should be … this can be considered a benchmark Triple’ (Gramophone)
1 July 2024

Reinecke & Sauer: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68429  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Simon Callaghan’s advocacy presents [Sauer] in the best possible light … Callaghan’s verve and insight along with a laudable response from the St Gallen forces under Modestas Pitrėnas make this version preferable to that by Oleg Marshev … this new release is the most valuable recent addition to an estimable series’ (Gramophone)
1 July 2024
The Absolute Sound, USA
Schubert: String Quartets D112 & 887
Studio Master: CDA68423  RECORD OF THE MONTH   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The main work here is the vast and astonishing G Major Quartet. Composed in 1826, it is close kin to the Quintet in C, D956, having the same expansiveness, the same three key-area first movement exposition, and speaking things utterly new to the language of chamber music—like the unearthly crescendos on long notes, and the Brucknerian tremolos played, seemingly, on a single hair of the bow. You sense, to paraphrase Stefan George's Rapture, that you really are feeling the air of a different planet. The Takács foursome make the whole piece interesting, similarly the early B flat quartet, with a welcome unanimity of gesture and attack. Excellent sound’ (The Absolute Sound, USA)
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