1 December 2017

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

‘This has to be one of the most exciting and engaging releases of medieval song in recent years … every performance on this disc is illuminating, considered and committed’ (Gramophone)
1 December 2017

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

‘What hits you first and leaves you last when listening to this project is the astonishing, exhilarating musicianship of these singers … looking back over 50 years of performances and recordings by The King’s Singers, it’s hard to think of a group whose music-making has aged so well. The joy, the generosity and the eclecticism of their earliest recordings are all still the defining qualities in their latest … here’s to 50 more years’ (Gramophone)
1 December 2017

Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony & other works
Studio Master: CDA68190  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘My 'best of the month' accolade goes to [Vaughan Williams's] London Symphony … great music, heard on Hyperion in its intermediary version, VW very close to being definitive. Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra do a wonderful job with it and the fillers are no less enticing … and also it’s the beginning of what promises to be an inspired VW Symphony Cycle’ (Classical Source)
23 November 2017

Debussy: Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA68161  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘This recording confirms that Osborne is a Debussy interpreter to be reckoned with and it stands comparison with the very best Debussy piano recordings to emerge in recent years’ (MusicWeb International)» More
20 November 2017

Lalo: Piano Trios
Studio Master: CDA68113  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘These stunning performances from the Leonore Piano Trio are highly convincing, conveying magnificent spirit which brings out the joy and vivacity of these works. The players demonstrate an attentive ear for each other and play with impressive unity without losing any sense of individual character’ (MusicWeb International)» More
16 November 2017

Feldman: For Bunita Marcus
Studio Master: CDA68048  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Hamelin’s technical mastery and control of gradations of tone and volume are put to the test here and he proves masterful … his performance is both absorbed and absorbing, he takes central, thoughtful tempi, his dynamic shaping is convincing, and his attention to detail is colossal’ (MusicWeb International)» More
14 November 2017

Coke: Piano Concertos Nos 3, 4 & 5
Studio Master: CDA68173  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Simon Callaghan’s commitment to Coke’s cause is to be lauded. As with all the recordings I’ve heard from the Hyperion stable, the sound quality is exemplary. Martyn Brabbins’ inspirational direction draws the very best from the orchestral players’ (MusicWeb International)» More
5 November 2017
The Sunday Times, Stephen Pettitt
Parle qui veut - Moralizing songs of the Middle Ages
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'Most of these late-medieval French and Italian songs rail against the practice of slandering lovers, though one beautiful work by Francesco Landini deplores the abuse of music. Pieces by da Perugia, Andrea and Paolo da Firenze, Ciconia and others offer variety of style and mood, while the aptly slippery lines of Solage’s Le Basile compare slanderer with snake. The Sollazzo Ensemble brilliantly express text and flavour' (The Sunday Times)
5 November 2017

Tye: Complete Consort Music
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'The English Renaissance composer Christopher Tye was known for his capricious character, which can also be observed here and there in his sometimes perky music. Phantasm’s performances are highly enjoyable, nuanced, fresh and playful' (Pizzicato, Luxembourg)
4 November 2017
BBC Record Review
Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares
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'This recording stands out for its sheer lyricism combined with moments of heightened emotion that hold true to Dowland’s passionate pavans' (BBC Record Review)
4 November 2017
Opera Today, USA, Anne Ozorio
Schumann & Mahler: Lieder
Studio Master: CKD511  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'From Boesch and Martineau, excellence is the norm … although I've heard dozens of performances over the last 40 years, this took my breath away. I've been playing the songs over and over, getting so much from it. Boesch's voice is a thing of wonder—such richness, such beauty—yet fluidly natural, free of mannerisms and self consciousness' (Opera Today, USA)
1 November 2017

Barsanti & Handel: Edinburgh 1742
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'The group is on ebullient form … brilliantly and effortlessly delivered … Ensemble Marsyas afford all due splendour' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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