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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.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.

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Recent reviews

6 December 2017

Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA68209  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The singing is splendid. The baritone soloist Edmund Milly has just the cantor-like voice Fauré specified, with no boom or bluster, and the top choral parts are clear and bell-like … Hill’s instrumentally expanded version of the Cantique de Jean Racine is equally effective’ (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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6 December 2017

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

‘Martyn Brabbins conducts the work with a sense of purposeful directness, likeably enhanced by the expressive warmth of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s response. The supporting items in this all-Vaughan Williams programme offer interest too’ (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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2 December 2017
BBC Record Review, Andrew McGregor
Coke: Piano Concertos Nos 3, 4 & 5
Studio Master: CDA68173  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘I've nothing but praise for the performances. Simon Callaghan['s] … impressive pianism is wholeheartedly supported by Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, all hearts on sleeves’ (BBC Record Review)
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)
1 December 2017

Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell & other works
Studio Master: CDA68149  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'In Samuel Boden and Thomas Walker, director Jonathan Cohen has harnessed a quintessentially English sound whose lyricism fits the vocal writing like a glove … throughout, the instrumental contribution is a joy; Cohen’s direction a model of stylish empathy and suavely-negotiated gear changes' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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1 December 2017

Dvořák: String Quartet & String Quintet
Studio Master: CDA68142  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'Their attention to detail produces constantly arresting textures and the recorded balance allows the all-important viola lines full prominence' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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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
Studio Master: CKD529  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'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
Studio Master: CKD571  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

'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)
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