Record Labels Archives: Hyperion

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...

Major Discoveries: Williamson’s Piano Concertos

Malcolm Williamson (1931-2003) was obviously a talented composer. His four piano concertos and the two other keyboard concertante ...

Fleet But Tame Hindemith From Brabbins

Martyn Brabbins deserves credit for playing Hindemith utterly without that clunky, Teutonic heaviness that can make so many perfor...

Stephen Hough Revisits Brahms Concertos

Stephen Hough essentially competes with himself in his new recordings of both Brahms piano concertos. On the plus side, Hyperion...

Steven Osborne’s Pictures and Visions

Each new Steven Osborne release seems to guarantee world-class pianism, intelligent musicianship, and interpretations that never t...