Record Labels Archives: Hyperion

Hewitt’s Mellifluous Art of Fugue

In his advertisement for the publication of The Art of Fugue, cited in the booklet notes to this excellent new release, C.P.E. Bac...

Oswald and Napoleão Really Romantic Piano Concertos

These two works have all of the advantages and disadvantages of Romantic virtuoso piano concertos, only in different proportions. ...

Unaffecting Handel from Coote and Bicket

British mezzo Alice Coote is a marvelous, refined artist, in the manner of Anne Murray and, to a lesser extent, Janet Baker. Her s...

Reference Recording: Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day

Does the last line of Dryden's Ode for St. Ceclia's Day make any sense at all? "The dead shall live, the living die, and music sha...

Reference Recording: Hamelin, Labadie Team Up In Sensational Haydn

On this astonishing disc Marc-André Hamelin demonstrates conclusively that a modern piano can do anything a fortepiano can in mus...

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...