1 February 2018

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & other works for two pianos four hands
Studio Master: CDA68189  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Incredible rhythmic attack, precision and clarity … an intense experience from beginning to end’ (Pianist)» More

1 February 2018

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & other works for two pianos four hands
Studio Master: CDA68189  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Hamelin and Andsnes are irresistibly clear and energetic, so that the sheer physical excitement [in The Rite] is on an altogether higher level … for sheer articulacy, synchronised gymnastics, flawless balance, range of colour and flinty attack, or any other criterion you care to reach for, [the Concerto] is breathtaking pianism … a strong candidate for Disc of the Year, never mind of the Month’ (Gramophone)
1 February 2018

Gibbons: In chains of gold
Studio Master: SIGCD511  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘When composer Thomas Morley urged performers to draw listeners 'in chains of gold', he might well have been reviewing this recording … these performances glimmer with all the yearning, devoutness, and splendour of the age’ (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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1 February 2018

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

‘Morris gives sensitive and stylish performances … an enjoyable disc, and the Couperin pieces arranged by the French cellist and teacher Paul Bazelaire make a refreshingly inauthentic bonus’ (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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1 February 2018
MedioEvo, Italy
Music for the 100 Years' War
Studio Master: CDA68170  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'L’esecuzione del Binchois Consort, magistralmente diretto da Andrew Kirkman, è affidata a un ensemble di sole voci maschili. Tale organico permette di ottenere una particolare fusione vocale, arricchita dallo spessore interpretativo del direttore-musicologo Andrew Kirkman. Lodevoli, inoltre, I passaggi solistici, cosí come la grande precisione nell’esecuzione dei complessi mottetti isoritmici.' (MedioEvo, Italy)
1 February 2018

Obrecht: Missa Grecorum & motets
Studio Master: CDA68216  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Obrecht’s music and these performances are ravishingly beautiful and form a well-matched pair’ (Gramophone)
1 February 2018

Parle qui veut - Moralizing songs of the Middle Ages
Studio Master: CKD529  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘This is the first recording from the prize-winning Sollazzo Ensemble and in this ingeniously assembled collection they delight us with a songs of defiance and gentle rebuke directed against the gossips and naysayers of 14th and 15th century society. The result is a magical sound-carpet of music drawn from repertories not given convincing attention since the efforts of the Medieval Ensemble of London, David Munrow, and Gothic Voices some decades ago … this is altogether an impressive and revelatory first recording’ (BBC Music Magazine)
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1 February 2018

The King's Singers - Gold
Studio Master: SIGCD500  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘For King's Singers fans, this set is an automatic purchase. For others, its extraordinary versatility and consistent enjoyability are warmly recommended’ (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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1 February 2018

Williams: Sacred choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD517  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘[Roderick Williams] modestly calls himself a ‘singer who also composes’, but this runs the risk of minimising the strong practical core to his attractive and beautifully written music, which deserves a much wider audience. Thankfully, Signum Classics has done him proud with a generously filled 16-track anthology which displays an astonishing stylistic versatility’ (Gramophone)
31 January 2018
Klassisk, Denmark, Martin Anderson
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & other works for two pianos four hands
Studio Master: CDA68189  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Spillet er fylt av en lidenskap og spenning som taler direkte til tilhøreren … en fantastisk utgivelse' (Klassisk, Denmark)» More

31 January 2018

Pixis & Thalberg: Piano Concertos
CDA67915 

‘Howard Shelley has made his name with this type of repertoire, and I think this disc may be the best I have heard of his … Pixis is another of those now forgotten composers who were household names during their lifetime—Hyperion has done sterling work in bringing him to our attention’ (MusicWeb International)
31 January 2018

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

‘If, as seems likely, these are the first and only recordings of these works, we should be grateful that they are so good. The Leonore Trio, whose forte would seem to be the unsung trio repertoire, are as at home here as they were with their earlier recordings of Romantic fare such as Lalo, Arensky and Rimsky-Korsakov’ (MusicWeb International)
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