Record Labels Archives: Hyperion

Elegant Stravinsky from Osborne and Volkov

Stravinsky's complete music for piano and orchestra comprises only three works: the Concerto for Piano and Winds, the Capriccio, a...

Angela Hewitt’s Liszt: Acquired Passion or Inborn Affinity?

In the excellent and informative booklet notes for her first all-Liszt solo CD, Angela Hewitt writes about how youthful performanc...

Big Boxes: Leslie Howard’s Epic Complete Liszt

This 99-CD set contains (here it comes): six discs of etudes and early works; 13 discs of “major ...

More Russian Music from Steven Osborne

Steven Osborne follows up his superb Mussorgsky/Prokofiev Hyperion release with more Russian music, this time by Medtner and Rachm...

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 ...