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A French Baroque Diva - Arias for Marie Fel by Lacoste, Lalande, Rameau, Rousseau, Fiocco & Mondonville / Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Ex Cathedra
A French Baroque Diva - Arias for Marie Fel by Lacoste, Lalande, Rameau, Rousseau, Fiocco & Mondonville / Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Ex Cathedra

1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-06-10

Works: Louis de Lacoste: Philomèle; Michel-Richard Delalande: Exsurgat Deus, S71; Te Deum laudamus, S32; Cantate Domino, S72; Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Salve regina; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux...
Performers: Sampson, Carolyn
Conductors: Skidmore, Jeffrey
Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort

This album featuring Carolyn Sampson and Ex Cathedra showcases works written for the foremost soprano of the French Baroque, Marie Fel. Voltaire called her his...continue...
Recording information: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)....continue...
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Handel: Ottone, Re di Germania / Claron McFadden, Jennifer Smith, James Bowman, Dominique Visse, Catherine Denley, Michael George
Handel: Ottone, Re di Germania / Claron McFadden, Jennifer Smith, James Bowman, Dominique Visse, Catherine Denley, Michael George

3 CD / Hyperion / 2013-10-08

Works: George Frederick Handel: Ottone
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

Handel's Ottone was one of the most popular operas of the composer's career, with 34 known performances during his lifetime, beaten only by the 53...continue...
Personnel: Claron McFadden, Jennifer Smith (soprano); Catherine Denley (mezzo soprano); Dominique Visse , James Bowman (countertenor); Michael George (bass voice).

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Brundibar: Music by the Composers in Theresienstadt (1941-1945) - works by Krasa; Ullmann; Klein; Haas / The Nash Ensemble
Brundibar: Music by the Composers in Theresienstadt (1941-1945) - works by Krasa; Ullmann; Klein; Haas / The Nash Ensemble

1 CD / Hyperion / 2013-02-12

Works: Hans Krása: Suite from Brundibár; Viktor Ullmann: Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 46; Gideon Klein: Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello; Pavel Haas: Quartet for Strings No 2, "Z opicfch hor", Op...
Performers: Brannick, Chris; Gonley, Stephanie; Power, Lawrence; Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]
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Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

The Nash Ensemble presents a program of works written at the Theresienstadt concentration camp by four Jewish composers who went on to be killed at...continue...
Recording information: St Michael's Church, Highgate, London (02/27/2012-02/29/2012)....continue...
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Canciones Españolas - Songs by Granados, Guridi, Turina and Montsalvage / Sylvia Schwartz, soprano; Malcolm Martineau, piano
Canciones Españolas - Songs by Granados, Guridi, Turina and Montsalvage / Sylvia Schwartz, soprano; Malcolm Martineau, piano

1 CD / Hyperion / 2013-02-12

Works: Enriqué Granados: Goyescas; Colección (7) de canciones amatorias; Jesús Guridi: Canciones castellanas (6); Joaquín Turina: Poems (3), for voice & piano, Op. 81; Eduardo Toldrá...
Performers: Martineau, Malcolm; Schwartz, Sylvia

On this album the young Spanish soprano Sylvia Schwartz, accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau, offers a deeply seductive collection of romantic Spanish songs. The recording...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London (02/26/2012-02/28/2012)....continue...
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Handel's finest arias for Base Voice / Christopher Purves, bass
Handel's finest arias for Base Voice / Christopher Purves, bass

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-12-11

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7a; Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a; Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV 72; L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55; La Resurrezione, HWV 47; Deborah, HWV 51; Belshaz...
Performers: Purves, Christopher
Conductors: Cohen, Jonathan
Ensemble: Arcangelo

The magnificent voice of Christopher Purves is featured on this unique recital disc of Handel's bass arias. The works heard here demonstrate the range and...continue...
Personnel: Christopher Purves (bass voice).

Recording information: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (01/19/2012-01/24/2012); All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (2012-01-19&2012-01-20&2012-)....continue...
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Arias for Guadagni / Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Arcangelo
Arias for Guadagni / Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Arcangelo

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-06-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Saul, HWV 53; Theodora, HWV 68; The Choice of Hercules, HWV 69; Belshazzar, HWV 61; Johann Adolf Hasse: Didone abbandonata; John Christopher Smith: The Fairies; Thomas Arne: ...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards]
Conductors: Cohen, Jonathan
Ensemble: Arcangelo

British countertenor Iestyn Davies is one of the fastest rising stars on the concert and opera circuit. Following his highly acclaimed recording of Porpora cantatas,...continue...
Recording information: St. Silas The Martyr, St. Silas Place, Kentish Town, Lo (08/10/2011-08/12/2011)....continue...
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Alexander Mackenzie: The Cricket on the Hearth Overture; Music for Coriolanus; Benedictus; Twelfth Night
Alexander Mackenzie: The Cricket on the Hearth Overture; Music for Coriolanus; Benedictus; Twelfth Night

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-05-08

Works: Alexander Mackenzie: The Cricket on the Hearth, Op. 62; Twelfth Night Overture, for orchestra, Op. 40; Benedictus, for small orchestra, Op. 37/3; Scottish Rhapsody no 2, for orchestra, Op. 24 ("Burns...
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: ; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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Recording information: City Hall, Candleriggs, Glasgow, Scotland (08/11/1994/08/12/1994)....continue...
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Handel: Heroic Arias from Amadigi, Rinaldo, Alcina, Ottone et al. / James Bowman, countertenor
Handel: Heroic Arias from Amadigi, Rinaldo, Alcina, Ottone et al. / James Bowman, countertenor

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-05-08

Works: George Frederick Handel: Amadigi di Gaula; Giulio Cesare in egitto; Rinaldo; Ariodante; Serse; Giustino; Ottone, Re di Germania; Alcina
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Goodwin, Paul [Oboe, Conductor]; Mackintosh, Catherine; Ward, Jeremy
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

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Cherubini: Arias & Overtures / Maria Grazia Schiavo, Carlo Ipata
Cherubini: Arias & Overtures / Maria Grazia Schiavo, Carlo Ipata

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-02-14

Works: Luigi Cherubini: Il Giulio Sabino; Ifigenia in Aulide; Pieces for La grotta di Trofonio; Démophoon; Ti lascio adorato mio ben, recitative and rondo, for voice & orchestra; Armida abbandonata; Me...
Performers: Schiavo, Maria Grazia
Conductors: Ipata, Carlo
Ensemble: ; Auser Musici

Following acclaimed discs exploring some of the more fascinating byways of the Italian eighteenth century, Auser Musici and its founder director Carlo Ipata turn to...continue...
Recording information: Pisa, Teatro Verdi (10/2010)....continue...
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Handel in Hamburg / Peter Holman, Parley of Instruments
Handel in Hamburg / Peter Holman, Parley of Instruments

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-01-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Suite from the opera Almira, HWV 1; Suite for keyboard in G minor, HWV 453; Concerto for Oboe no 3 in G minor, HWV 287; Suite from Florindo and Daphne, HWV 336, 352-4; Overtu...
Performers: Bruine, Frank de
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

Handel arrived in Hamburg in 1703, aged eighteen. He spent four years in the city and wrote several works for the town's opera house. Hamburg...continue...
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Casals Encores  / Alban Gerhardt , cello, Cecile Licad, piano
Casals Encores / Alban Gerhardt , cello, Cecile Licad, piano

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-06-14

Works: David Popper: Chanson villageoise, Op. 62 no 2; Mazurka, for cello & piano, Op. 11/3; Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 54; Claude Debussy: Petite Suite; Benjamin Godard: Jocelyn; Giovanni Sgambati: Se...
Performers: Gerhardt, Alban [Cello]; Licad, Cecile

This sensational new release from cellist Alban Gerhardt recaptures the novelty of the much-loved encores performed by Pablo Casals. Casals, one of the world's greatest...continue...
Recording information: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (06/25/2010-06/27/2010)....continue...

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Martin: Der Sturm / Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Choir, Thierry Fischer, Robert Holl, Christine Buffle
Martin: Der Sturm / Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Choir, Thierry Fischer, Robert Holl, Christine Buffle

3 CD / Hyperion / 2011-05-10

Works: Frank Martin: Der Sturm, opera in 3 acts
Conductors: Fischer, Thierry
Ensemble: Netherlands Radio Orchestra

This recording is a particularly significant addition to the Hyperion catalogue. Not only is Frank Martin's wonderful three-act opera Der Sturm the first full-length live...continue...
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Echoes of Nightingales / Christine Brewer, Roger Vignoles, piano
Echoes of Nightingales / Christine Brewer, Roger Vignoles, piano

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-03-08

Works: Sidney Homer: Sing to me, sing, Op 28; Edwin McArthur: Night, for voice & piano; A. Walter Kramer: Now like a lantern, for voice & piano; Mildred Lund Tyson: Sea Moods, for voice & piano; Landon Rona...
Performers: Brewer, Christine; Vignoles, Roger [Piano]

This delightful disc from Christine Brewer, one of the most admired sopranos of today, pays homage to both an important musical tradition and four great...continue...
Recording information: All Saints, Durham Road, East Finchley, London (12/14/2009-12/16/2009)....continue...

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Organ Fireworks XIV / Herrick
Organ Fireworks XIV / Herrick

1 CD / Hyperion / 2010-10-12

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Paul Spicer: Fanfares and Dances, for organ; César Franck: 3 Pièces; Iain Farrington: Animal Parade; Marcel Lanquetuit: Toccata for Organ; Alfred Hollins: Trium...
Performers: Herrick, Christopher [Organ]

This fourteenth volume of Christopher Herrick's monumental Organ Fireworks series comes from the organ of Melbourne Town Hall. As ever, Herrick presents a cornucopia of...continue...
Personnel: Christopher Herrick (organ).

Recording information: Melbourne Town Hall, Australia (07/07/2009-07/09/2009)....continue...
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Thomas Arne: Artaxerxes / Catherine Bott, Philippa Hyde, Christopher Robson, Roy Goodman, et al
Thomas Arne: Artaxerxes / Catherine Bott, Philippa Hyde, Christopher Robson, Roy Goodman, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 2009-11-10

Works: Thomas Arne: Artaxerxes, opera in 3 acts
Performers: Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Campbell, Colin; Edgar-Wilson, Richard; Gibbs, Charles; Hyde, Philippa; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Robson, Christopher [Counter Tenor Vocals]; Spence, Patricia
Conductors: Goodman, Roy
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

Thomas Arne's 'Artaxerxes' was the first opera seria libretto in English. Arne's work was a huge success in large part because it was an excellent...continue...
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Purcell: The Complete Ayres for the Theatre / Roy Goodmanm, Parley of Instrunments
Purcell: The Complete Ayres for the Theatre / Roy Goodmanm, Parley of Instrunments

3 CD / Hyperion / 2009-09-08

Works: Henry Purcell: Music in "The Prophetess; Or, The History of Dioclesian" (after John Fletcher and Philip Massinger,; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Fairy Queen, Z 629; Indian Queen, Z 630;...
Performers: Goodman, Roy [Conductor]; Keavy, Stephen; Steele-Perkins, Crispian [Trumpet]
Conductors:
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

'The Parley of Instruments up to their usual stellar form' (Stereophile, USA)

'Highly enjoyable!' (Early Music Review)

''Ayres for the Theatre' is a wonderful collection of rich...continue...
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Vaugham Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers, et al
Vaugham Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers, et al

4 CD / Hyperion / 2008-06-10

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to music; Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ); Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Flos campi; Dona nobis pacem; Hymns (4) for Tenor, Viol...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Barratt, Christine; Best, Jonathan; Bowen, John; Connell, Elizabeth; Connell, John; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Davies, Maldwyn; Dawson, Anne; Dawson, Lynne [Sopr...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers; English Chamber Orchestra

Issued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Vaughan Williams' death, this collection is tantalizing: it starts with one of the best-selling discs in the Hyperion...continue...
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Handel: Opera Arias / Kirkby, Bott, Goodman, et al
Handel: Opera Arias / Kirkby, Bott, Goodman, et al

3 CD / Hyperion / 2007-09-11

Works: George Frederick Handel: Almira (Der in Kronen erlangte Glucks), opera, HWV 1; Rodrigo, HWV 5; Rinaldo; Silla, HWV 10; Amadigi; Giulio Cesare; Tamerlano; Rodelinda; Scipione; Alessandro; Admeto, R&eg...
Performers: Arfken, Katharina; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Brown, Rachel; Farley, Robert; Fast, Angela; Kirkby, Emma; Ross, Alastair
Conductors: Goodman, Roy
Ensemble: Brandenburg Consort

This deluxe boxed set brings together in one package three best-selling Handel recordings by early-music superstar Emma Kirkby, with contributions from Catherine Bott on Disc...continue...
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Vivaldi: Opera Arias & Sinfonias / Roy Goodman, Emma Kirkby
Vivaldi: Opera Arias & Sinfonias / Roy Goodman, Emma Kirkby

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-09-11

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Griselda, RV 718; Tito Manlio, RV 738; Ottone in Villa, RV 729; L'Atenaide, RV 702; Bajazet, RV 703 "Tamerlano"; L' Incoronazione di Dario, opera, RV 719; Catone in Utica, RV 705
Performers: Kirkby, Emma
Conductors: Goodman, Roy
Ensemble: Brandenburg Consort

"A disc which will delight both Vivaldi enthusiasts and lovers of Baroque music generally. Excellent recorded sound and strongly recommended on all counts." - Gramophone...continue...

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Fraser-Simson: The Maid of the Mountains / Kelly, et al
Fraser-Simson: The Maid of the Mountains / Kelly, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-11-14

Works: Harold Fraser-Simson: Maid of the Mountains, operetta
Performers: Ager, Jeanette; Bundy, Michael; Burgess, Sally; George, Michael [Vocals]; Kelly, Janis [Soprano Vocal]; Maltman, Christopher; Maxwell, Donald [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Suart, Richard; Taylor, Tom
Conductors: Corp, Ronald [Composer]
Ensemble: New London Light Opera Chorus

"Corp has brought a sense of a spontaneous stage performance, with an ideal interaction between the characters. For Anglophiles, particularly those who enjoy G &...continue...
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Shostakovich, Schnittke: Cello Sonatas / Gerhardt, Osborne
Shostakovich, Schnittke: Cello Sonatas / Gerhardt, Osborne

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-07-11

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40; A Child's Excercise Book (Children's Tetrad), for piano, Op. 69; Ballet Suite no 1, Op. 84b; Moskva, Cheremushki, Op. 105; Victorio...
Performers: Gerhardt, Alban [Cello]; Osborne, Steven

Presenting an intense and enthralling musical journey of powerful Russian twentieth century music performed by the charismatic cellist Alban Gerhardt, accompanied by acclaimed pianist Steven...continue...
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Sidney Jones: The Geisha / Corp, New London Light Opera
Sidney Jones: The Geisha / Corp, New London Light Opera

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-03-14

Works: Sidney Jones: The Geisha, operetta
Performers: Ashman, Magdalen; Bott, Paula; Fitchew, Michael; Gamble, Joanna; Koc, Jozik; Maltman, Christopher; Nicoll, Harry; Parfitt, Paul; Suart, Richard; Vivian, Sarah; Walker, Sarah; Watson, Lillian
Conductors: Corp, Ronald [Composer]
Ensemble: New London Orchestra

'The recording that has given me the most joy during the year. A work I have waited fully 40 years to find on LP or...continue...
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Schubert: The Complete Songs
Schubert: The Complete Songs

40 CD / Hyperion / 2005-11-08

Works: Franz Schubert: Song sketch in C minor, D. 1a; Lebenstraum ("Ich sass an einer Tempelhalle"), song for voice & piano (sketch), D. 39; Hagars Klage ("Hier am Hügel"), song for voice & piano, D. 5...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Anderson, Lorna; Argenta, Nancy; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]...
Conductors: Layton, Stephen;
Ensemble: Holst Singers; New Company

'For Schubertians who failed to acquire many of the individual releases, this new box, weighing in at around £3 per disc, is an indispensable bargain'...continue...
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Italian Baroque Trumpet Music / Keavy, Steele-Perkins, et al
Italian Baroque Trumpet Music / Keavy, Steele-Perkins, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2005-05-10

Works: Alessandro Stradella: Sonata for trumpet, 8 viols & continuo in D major; Vincenzo Albrici: Sonata a 5 for 2 trumpets, 2 violins & bassoon; Girolamo Fantini: Sonata a due Trombe detta del Gucciardini ...
Performers: Keavy, Stephen; Steele-Perkins, Crispian [Trumpet]
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

'A cornucopia of riches' (Fantare, USA)

'Beautiful, newly-presented music. The achievement is quite breathtaking' (Hi Fi News)...continue...
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Sullivan: The Contrabandista, The Foresters / Corp, et al
Sullivan: The Contrabandista, The Foresters / Corp, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2004-12-14

Works: Arthur Sullivan: The Contrabandista (The Law of the Ladrones), operetta (revised as "The Chieftains"); The Foresters, incidental music
Performers: Bindley, Justin; Catling, Ashley; Cohn, Joanna; Hopper, Catherine; Maxwell, Donald [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Moses, Geoffrey; Rutter, Claire; Suart, Richard
Conductors: Corp, Ronald [Composer]
Ensemble: New London Choir

Spirited performances are the order of the day in this recording of two little-known operettas by Sullivan. 'The Contrabandista' tells the story of the hapless...continue...
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Rameau: Règne Amour / Sampson, Skidmore, Ex Cathedra
Rameau: Règne Amour / Sampson, Skidmore, Ex Cathedra

1 CD / Hyperion / 2004-06-01

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Indes galantes; Les Paladins; Platée; Zoroastre, tragédie en musique; Dardanus; Pygmalion; Hippolyte et Aricie
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Sampson, Carolyn; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Skidmore, Jeffrey
Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)

"Skidmore has been making a name for himself in both Renaissance and baroque literature, and here he leads a splendid show. He marshals a period-instrument...continue...

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Organ Fireworks Vol 10 / Christopher Herrick
Organ Fireworks Vol 10 / Christopher Herrick

1 CD / Hyperion / 2004-02-01

Works: Mons Leidvin Takle: Blues-Toccata, for solo organ; John A. Behnke: Three Global Songs, for organ; Henri Mulet: Byzantine Sketches (10) for Organ; John Rutter: Variations for organ on an Easter Theme ...
Performers: Herrick, Christopher [Organ]; Spurgeon, Jeremy

'...other recitalists please follow suit!' (The Organ)

'Herrick portrays it as a persuasive, powerful and utterly compelling entity in which every note holds the listener in...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover / Best, Bottone, Evans
Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover / Best, Bottone, Evans

2 CD / Hyperion / 2004-01-01

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover
Performers: Atkinson, Lynton; Bottone, Bonaventura; Coote, Alice; Evans, Rebecca; Evans, Wynford; Gooding, Julia; Hulton, Adrian; Jenkins, Neil; Nicoll, Harry; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Poulton, Robert; Saun...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra

'Enchanting, heartwarming' (Fanfare, USA)

'This sparkling recording makes it clear that 'Hugh the Drover' is a work that deserves to be staged professionally at regular intervals....continue...
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Smörgasbord / Mats Lidström, Bengt Forsberg
Smörgasbord / Mats Lidström, Bengt Forsberg

1 CD / Hyperion / 2001-10-01

Works: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing, Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 11; Romance-Impromptu (written for the film "Deception"), for cello & piano; Percy Grainger: The Sussex Mummers'...
Performers: Forsberg, Bengt; Mats Lidstrom [Composer/Cello]

"...Collected here are 25 miniatures for cello and piano, most of them probably unfamiliar even to the most case-hardened connoisseur, and all of them beautifully...continue...
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Schubert: Opera Arias / Widmer, Schultsz, Hungarian NPO
Schubert: Opera Arias / Widmer, Schultsz, Hungarian NPO

1 CD / Hyperion / 2001-08-01

Works: Franz Schubert: Die Zwillingsbrüder (The Twin Brothers), D. 647; Des Teufels Lustschloss, D 84; Alfonso und Estrella, D 732; Die Freunde von Salamanka, Singspiel, D. 326; Der Graf von Gleichen, ...
Performers: Widmer, Oliver
Conductors: Schultsz, Jan

'Hyperion's walk-you-through tour of some of the highlights of this forgotten music is welcome indeed - it's all first-rate music. Quite simply, an exemplary presentation......continue...
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De Sabata: La notte di Plàton, etc / Aldo Ceccato, London PO
De Sabata: La notte di Plàton, etc / Aldo Ceccato, London PO

1 CD / Hyperion / 2001-05-01

Works: Victor de Sabata: La notte di Plàton, symphonic poem for orchestra; Gethsemani, poema contemplativo for orchestra; Juventus, symphonic poem for orchestra
Conductors: Ceccato, Aldo
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

"...Victor de Sabata (1892-1967) was as much a composer in his youth as a conductor... Despite changes in literary fashion, de Sabata's tone poems display...continue...
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Holst: Savitri / Hickox, Kwella, Palmer, Langridge, et al
Holst: Savitri / Hickox, Kwella, Palmer, Langridge, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2000-07-01

Works: Gustav Holst: Sávitri, chamber opera, Op. 25, H. 96; Songs (12) for voice & piano, Op. 48, H. 174
Performers: Kwella, Patrizia; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Palmer, Felicity; Varcoe, Stephen [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia

Holst's chamber opera "Savitri" is based upon a story taken from a Sanskrit source. A woodcutter's wife cleverly outwits Death, who has come to take...continue...

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M.R.N. Couperin: Livre de tablature de clavecin / Moroney
M.R.N. Couperin: Livre de tablature de clavecin / Moroney

1 CD / Hyperion / 1999-12-01

Works: Marc Roger Normand Couperin: Allemande l'Agréable; Courante; Menuet; Sarabande; Menuet en Rondeau; Double; Double de Trompette; Double de la Gavotte; Double de la Gigue de Mr. de Chambonnier; En...
Performers: Moroney, Davitt [Keyboard]

"Moroney's long association with French music makes him an undisputed authority in this repetoire. He plays dance pieces as exalted studies in nuance and economy...continue...
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Favourite Baroque Classics / Goodman, Brandenburg Consort
Favourite Baroque Classics / Goodman, Brandenburg Consort

1 CD / Hyperion / 1999-08-01

Works: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Prelude to the Te Deum; Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068; Cantata no 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis BWV 21; Easter Oratorio, BWV 249; ...
Performers: Arfken, Katharina; Beznosiuk, Lisa; Goodman, Roy [Conductor]; Jackson, Sally [winds]; Keavy, Stephen; Miles, Rebecca; North, Nigel [Lute]
Conductors: Goodman, Roy
Ensemble: Brandenburg Consort

'This disc can be highly recommended as one of the best in the field' (Fanfare, USA)

'This disc deserves to go to the top of the...continue...
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Fascinating Rhythm - Gershwin: Piano Music / Brownridge
Fascinating Rhythm - Gershwin: Piano Music / Brownridge

1 CD / Hyperion / 1999-06-01

Works: George Gershwin: Rialto Ripples, rag for piano; Pardon My English, musical; Swanee, song (for Capital Revue, by various composers); Nobody but You, song (from La, La, Lucille, musical); Strike up the...
Performers: Brownridge, Angela

'Marvellous little gems thrown off with a tremendous amount of aplomb and elan. A must for all Gershwin fans' (Gramophone)

'This musical journey to Broadway is...continue...
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Liszt: Complete Music for Solo Piano Vol 54 / Leslie Howard
Liszt: Complete Music for Solo Piano Vol 54 / Leslie Howard

2 CD / Hyperion / 1999-03-01

Works: Franz Liszt: Grande Fantaisie sur la Tyrolienne de La Fiancée, transcription for piano (after Auber; 3 versions),; Ernani; Réminiscences des Huguenots, "Grande Fantaisie dramatique" for pia...
Performers: Howard, Leslie

'A bombshell selection that promises to hold the listener for hours on end. One almost imagines the fire of Liszt himself at the keyboard. Another...continue...
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Boughton: The Immortal Hour / Melville, Dawson, Davies, etc
Boughton: The Immortal Hour / Melville, Dawson, Davies, etc

2 CD / Hyperion / 1998-11-01

Works: Rutland Boughton: The Immortal Hour, opera
Performers: Boughton, Rutland; Bryson, Roger; Davies, Maldwyn; Dawson, Anne; Kennedy, Roderick [Bass Vocals]; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Melville, Alan

A luscious, lyrical work, strongly reminiscent of Ralph Vaughan Williams, in what is probably the one recording that we will ever see of it, Alan G. Melville conducting the English Chamber Orchestra, ...continue...
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Sure on This Shining Night / Robert White, Samuel Sanders
Sure on This Shining Night / Robert White, Samuel Sanders

1 CD / Hyperion / 1997-04-01

Works: Theodore Chanler: The Children, song for voice & piano (from The Children); These, My Ophelia, for voice & piano; Amy Beach: The Year's at the Spring, song for voice & piano (Robert Browning Songs n...
Performers: Agee, James; Feeney, Leonard; Hammerstein, Oscar II; Harbach, Otto; Hoffman, William M.; Sanders, Samuel [Piano]; White, Robert

'This is a very charming record' (Gramophone)

'I felt as if I was discovering these songs for the first time' (Soundscapes, Australia)

'A delightful, imaginatively...continue...
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Liszt: Complete Music for Solo Piano Vol 42 / Leslie Howard
Liszt: Complete Music for Solo Piano Vol 42 / Leslie Howard

2 CD / Hyperion / 1996-12-01

Works: Franz Liszt: Réminiscences de Puritains de Bellini, transcription for piano (after I Puritani; 2 versions), S. 39; Salve Maria de Jérusalem from Verdi's "I Lombardi", S 431; Coro e marcia f...
Performers: Howard, Leslie; Philip Moore [Organ/Conductor]

'This new two-CD set is as fascinating as any and contains many recordings which are thought to be first, and which are probably the first...continue...
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Hyperion French Song Edition - Hahn / Lott, Bickley, et al
Hyperion French Song Edition - Hahn / Lott, Bickley, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 1996-07-01

Works: Reynaldo Hahn: Si mes vers avaient des ailes!, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book I"); Paysage, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book II"); Rêverie, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Boo...
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Bostridge, Ian; Gould, Chris; Johnson, Graham [Piano]; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Varcoe, Stephen [Baritone Vocals]

"The second volume of Hyperion's French Song Edition is hardly less appealing than the first. For four of the Etudes Latines Ian Bostridge joins the...continue...
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MacCunn: Land of the Mountain and the Flood, etc / Brabbins
MacCunn: Land of the Mountain and the Flood, etc / Brabbins

1 CD / Hyperion / 1995-12-01

Works: Hamish MacCunn: Land of the Mountain and the Flood, Op. 3; The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow, ballade for orchestra, Op 6; The Ship o' the Fiend, ballade of orchestra, Op 5; Jeanie Deans, opera; The Lay of th...
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Scottish Opera Chorus

"The performances here are keen and incisive, as is the recorded sound." -Gramophone "The engineering is superb....The range of sound is astonishing....The notes are excellent....The...continue...
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Essential Purcell / Robert King, The King's Consort
Essential Purcell / Robert King, The King's Consort

1 CD / Hyperion / 1994-10-01

Works: Henry Purcell: Welcome, glorious morn (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 338; Fly bold rebellion (Welcome Ode for Charles II), for soloists, double chorus, strings ...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Chance, Michael; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Daniels, Charles; Finnis, Jerome; Fisher, Gillian; George, Michael [Voca...
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort
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Gay: The Beggar's Opera / Barlow, Hoskins, Walker
Gay: The Beggar's Opera / Barlow, Hoskins, Walker

2 CD / Hyperion / 1991-12-01

Works: John Gay: Beggar's Opera
Performers: Baker, Alasdair; Bryson, Roger; Daniels, Charles; Dawson, Anne; Honeyman, Ian [Tenor Vocal]; Jackson, Richard; Lemmings, Christopher; Linnenbank, Rene; Mills, Bronwen; Morgan, Karl; Rashbrook, Roy; T...

'I have never heard, and can't imagine, better performances ... A delightful performance of this timeless opera' (American Record Guide)

'A treasure that belongs in...continue...
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