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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

12 November 2018

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

‘This ‘Moonlight’ teems with insight and ambiguity, and leaves an indelible impression that deepens with each listen … an atypical and revealing portrait of the first half of Beethoven’s career, in what is a thoughtfully planned and perfectly executed recital. In short it’s yet another exquisite piano disc from Kolesnikov and Hyperion’ (MusicWeb International)» More
10 November 2018
BBC Record Review, Andrew McGregor
Josquin: Missa Gaudeamus & Missa L'ami Baudichon
Studio Master: CDGIM050  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Quite apart from the radiance and precision of the performances, part of the delight of this latest Josquin is the contrast between the two mass settings; the intense, mathematical ingenuity of Missa Gaudeamus alongside the calmer, simpler setting of Missa L'ami Baudichon … recorded excellence comes as standard with this series’ (BBC Record Review)
10 November 2018
BBC Record Review, Andrew McGregor
Stravinsky: Petrushka & Jeu de cartes
Studio Master: MAR0594-D  Download only NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘It's Jeu de cartes that is the real deal … the Mariinsky Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev relishing Stravinsky's rhythms and colours at home in St Petersburg … it's the Record Review Disc of the Week’ (BBC Record Review)
9 November 2018

Bronsart & Urspruch: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68229  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Emmanuel Despax convinces that a resurrection [of the Bronsart] is in order: the rousing—and just a little gaudy—first movement is countered by a gorgeous Adagio; Despax is dolce throughout. The energetic Tarantella finale sees pianist and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra share frothy melodies.’ (BBC Music Magazine)
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9 November 2018

Liszt: New Discoveries, Vol. 4
Studio Master: CDA68247  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘2018 will go down as the year when not only did cricketer Alastair Cook finish his Test career with a century, but Leslie Howard made his 100th disc of Liszt piano music … Howard's mix of sensitivity and virtuosity is matched by the beautiful tone of the Potton Hall Steinway’ (BBC Music Magazine)
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5 November 2018
Planet Hugill, Robert Hugill
Josquin: Missa Gaudeamus & Missa L'ami Baudichon
Studio Master: CDGIM050  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The Tallis Scholars sing these two masses in their own profoundly beautiful style, the individual lines blending and balancing, with finely shaped phrasing. It is a real joy to listen to. Of course, there are many other ways to perform this music, and that we know so little means that any sense of original performance practice must be an educated guess. On this disc, we simply enjoy the musicianship’ (Planet Hugill)» More
4 November 2018
The Sunday Times, Hugh Canning
Haydn: String Quartets Op 64
Studio Master: CDA68221  2CDs for the price of 1 NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The most civilised music, delivered with immaculate technique, urbane humanity and perfect period manners’ (The Sunday Times)» More
4 November 2018
The Observer, Fiona Maddocks
Josquin: Missa Gaudeamus & Missa L'ami Baudichon
Studio Master: CDGIM050  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Founded by their director, Peter Phillips, in 1973, the Tallis Scholars still ride high among small vocal ensembles—lithe, pure-sounding and vigorous as ever in performance of Renaissance polyphony. Their latest disc of Josquin’s Missa Guadeamus and Missa L’ami Baudichon exceeds expectation. These two sharply contrasting works, one bristling with mathematical patterns, the other based on a vulgar popular song, comprise the seventh of nine albums in The Tallis Scholars’ series of Josquin’s 19 highly distinctive masses, to be completed by the composer’s 500th anniversary in 2021’ (The Observer)
4 November 2018
The Sunday Times, Stephen Pettitt
Josquin: Missa Gaudeamus & Missa L'ami Baudichon
Studio Master: CDGIM050  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The Tallis Scholars give shapely performances under Peter Phillips of two Mass settings by the Renaissance master Josquin des Prez. Missa L’ami Baudichon, based on a vulgar folk song resembling Three Blind Mice, makes optimal use of limited means. By contrast, in the mature Missa Gaudeamus, the composer plays dazzling canonical games with his chant model, to often stunningly beautiful effect’ (The Sunday Times)
3 November 2018
TheArtsDesk.com, Graham Rickson
Josquin: Missa Gaudeamus & Missa L'ami Baudichon
Studio Master: CDGIM050  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The singing is technically assured and full of warmth; these performers know their stuff and want to share it with us … impeccably recorded, with full texts and translations too’ (TheArtsDesk.com)» More
3 November 2018
BBC Record Review, Andrew McGregor
Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 5 - Allan Clayton
Studio Master: CDA68179  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Everything Clayton has is at the expressive service of Liszt and his poets, and the whole recital is a fine addition to Hyperion's complete edition of Liszt songs’ (BBC Record Review)
3 November 2018
BBC Record Review, Andrew McGregor
Mozart & Weber: Clarinet Quintets
Studio Master: SIGCD552  Download only NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The Mozart is utterly persuasive, with Bliss's pure tone and control of dynamics allowing him to dovetail beautifully with the string players … it's the Record Review Disc of the Week’ (BBC Record Review)
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