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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With the Piano Trio & other chamber music by Max Bruch, The Nash Ensemble again demonstrates that there is so much more to this composer than a certain violin concerto. This is attractive repertoire, with echoes of Brahms and Dvořák never far away, which will come as a real discovery to most listeners.
An occasional series dedicated to choice selections of our all-time favourite recordings—ones you might possibly have missed? This time: Bruckner Motets from the Corydon Singers (‘very strongly recommended’—The Monthly Guide to Recorded Music), Rameau Keyboard Suites from Angela Hewitt (‘something of a revelation’—International Record Review), and Rejoice, the Lord is king! from Westminster Abbey Choir (‘anyone who has ever been in Westminster Abbey should be overwhelmed by the lifelike sound picture’—MusicWeb International). If you don’t know them already, a track from each is included on our monthly sampler which is free to download.
It was in 1958 that the BBC assured for Tom Lehrer a special place in British affections: they banned from the airwaves ten of the twelve songs on his debut album. The Queen's Six—based at Windsor Castle—are about as British as things come, and for their latest album on Signum Classics The Queen's Six murder the songs of Tom Lehrer with a particularly thorough affection.
A second collaboration between Iestyn Davies and Fretwork on Signum brings us Lamento, in which the plangent synergy between voice and viol consort ranges widely over the German-speaking lands of the seventeenth century with music by Schütz, Schein, Scheidt, Sances, Tunder, Geist and Johann Christoph Bach.
New on Signum Classics this month is a debut solo recording from Anna Lapwood, performing on the magnificent Harrison & Harrison organ of Ely Cathedral. This luxurious programme is entitled Images and includes a beguiling transcription of the 'Sea Interludes' from Peter Grimes. And Tedd Joselson has recorded Piano Concertos by Grieg and Rachmaninov; Arthur Fagen conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (in the Grieg) and the Philharmonia Orchestra (in Rachmaninov's No 2).