Record Labels Archives: Hyperion

Martinu’s Magnificent Violin Concertos, Concluded

The only serious competition for this disc, the final installment in Hyperion's splendid four-volume survey of Martinu's complete ...

Martinu: Works for Violin & Orchestra 3

The Suite Concertante has one of the most curious histories of any of Martinu's works. It was originally composed in 1939 in five ...

Marvelous Martinu Double Concertos for Violin and Piano

There is some marvelous music here. The Sonata da camera, written for Paul Sacher around the time of the Second World War, is actu...

Martinu’s Stunning Violin Concertos Vol. 1

This first disc in a new series of Martinu's complete music for solo violin(s) and orchestra promises a splendid voyage of discove...

Kolesnikov’s Subtle and Sensitive Tchaikovsky

In 1875 the St. Petersburg music magazine Nouvellist commissioned Tchaikovsky to contribute 12 piano pieces, one for each month of...

Hamelin Bonds with Janácek and Schumann

Marc-André Hamelin’s effortless mastery of the piano literature’s most stamina-testing and technically daunting challenges te...

Major Discoveries: J.L. Dussek Piano Concertos

Every so often a Dussek disc comes out and we all wonder that such attractive music should be so neglected. Then it gets neglected...

Reference Recording: Alkan & Chopin Cello Sonatas

Until now the recording of choice for the Alkan sonata was Bertrand/Amoyel on Harmonia Mundi, with Rostropovich/Argerich on DG for...

Dowland’s Lachrimae, And Then Some

This lovely performance of Dowland's Lachrimae features lutenist Paul O'Dette in three additional solos related to the contents of...

Hamelin’s Standard-Setting Busoni

Ninety years have passed since Ferruccio Busoni’s death in 1924, and his original piano works remain box-office poison, although...