Record Labels Archives: Hyperion

jantakacs

Revelatory Janácek and Smetana Quartets from Takács

These are amazing performances. First, the coupling: so smart and sensible. These are all, in a way, autobiographical works, spont...
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Major Discoveries: Gounod’s Music For Pedal Piano–Great Stuff!

This is Volume 62 in Hyperion's epic and seemingly endless series of romantic piano concertos, and I have to say it strikes me as ...
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CD From Hell: Altstaedt Shreds CPE Bach Cello Concertos

These misguided, tonally hideous performances prove that there is more to a "historically informed" approach than a collection of ...
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Hough’s Brilliant Dvorák and So-So Schumann

Dvorák's Piano Concerto still suffers from a lack of compelling advocacy among major pianists, making this exceptional new versio...
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Anglos In America

A picture of an American flag and a (near-microscopic) list of four prominent 20th-century American composers on the cover leaves ...

Under the Radar: Monteverdi Vespers from King

It's curious, but this this splendid set never seems to come up in discussions of the best versions of Monteverdi's Vespers. It co...

Monterverdi’s Marvelous Sacred Music

Considering his influence and output it's incredible that, with the exception of the 1610 Vespers (of which there are nearly two d...
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Ohlsson Revisits Debussy’s Etudes

In most respects Garrick Ohlsson’s Hyperion remake of the Debussy Etudes differs from his earlier Arabesque version released in ...
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Steven Osborne’s Intelligent, Tasteful Schubert

A seemingly fresh approach to a familiar piece often results from a pianist paying unusual attention to details in a score that ot...
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Filling In The Gaps: Handel’s Magnificent “Parnasso”

Parnasso in Festa might best be translated as "The Gods Throw A Party." Composed in 1734 for the wedding of Princess Anne to Princ...