Record Labels Archives: Hyperion

mediavitawestminster

Memorable Media Vita From Westminster

Those who take seriously the task of writing about music performances are continually confronted with the challenge of finding wor...
bachbminorarcangelo

Best B Minor?

If you happened to miss this B minor Mass release a couple of years ago as I did, and if you're a fan of this work, you should mak...
Hamelin

Hamelin Kills It In Medtner 2 and Rachmaninov 3

Hyperion already has excellent recordings of both of these concertos, from Demidenko (Medtner) and Hough (Rachmaninov), but as the...
BartokTiber

Tiberghien’s Bartók Concludes Impressively

Cédric Tiberghien's fine Bartók piano music cycle for Hyperion faces the stiffest possible competition from Zoltan Kocsis on Phi...
Haydn5455

CD From Hell: The Atrocious London Haydn Quartet–At It Again

The world's ugliest string quartet is at it again, scraping and hacking its way through Op. 54/55 with its trademark hideous tone,...
Enigma

They Know Their Elgar in Scotland

Elgar's In the South theoretically evokes sunny Italy, but the best performances seem to come from less-than-sunny Scotland, if th...

Handel: Three Magnificent Chandos Anthems

Handel was fundamentally a theatrical composer, in the sense that no matter what the genre, his guiding principle seems to have be...
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...
gounod

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 ...
CPEAlstaedt

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 ...