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.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
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The fount of grace by Guillaume de Machaut is the latest issue in The Orlando Consort's survey of the music of France's great fourteenth-century composer-poet. The songs included here contrast the ideals of courtly and spiritual love with the world of pestilence, war and strife in which Machaut lived and worked, and include the extraordinary 'Lay de la fonteinne'. The performances, as ever, bring the age vividly to life.
The ongoing series dedicated to choice selections of our all-time favourite recordings—ones you might possibly have missed? This time: Kapustin Piano Music from Marc-André Hamelin (‘everything on this remarkable disc is played with a nonchalant aplomb and magical dexterity hard to imagine from any other pianist’—Gramophone), Prokofiev Violin Sonatas from Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne (‘one of those astute mergers of talent for which Hyperion is well known’—The Daily Telegraph), and Concertos symphoniques Nos 3 & 5 by Henry Charles Litolff from Peter Donohoe, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Litton (‘dash out and buy the disc forthwith’—International Record Review). If you don’t know them already, a track from each is included on our monthly sampler which is free to download.
Après un rêve – Belle Époque: Nights at the piano is a very personal journey for pianist Emmanuel Despax, a tribute to inter-generational bonds forged through poetry and music. Opulently produced, this new album from Signum Classics features music by Poulenc, Ravel and others, and the booklet includes carefully curated texts and translations to accompany the music.
On Signum, the London Chamber Orchestra has teamed up with cellist and conductor Simca Heled to record a programme of Music from the ghetto, with music—by Max Bruch, Daniel Shalit, Yehezkel Braun & Leib Ailenberg—which fascinatingly traverses wide-ranging approaches to the fusion of age-old Jewish and Western European musical languages.
The Traveller & Earth and Sky presents two new recordings springing from the long-standing bond between composer Alec Roth, conductor Jeffrey Skidmore and the expert singers of Ex Cathedra. Both works also belong to the rich seam of collaborations between Roth and poet Vikram Seth. On the Signum label, the choir is joined by the Britten Sinfonia, violinist Philippe Honoré and tenor soloist Mark Padmore.