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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/1, 14/2, 53 & 54 cover
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Angela Hewitt
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/1, 14/2, 53 & 54
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
The penultimate release in Angela Hewitt's cycle of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas. The listener's understanding is again enhanced by Angela's illuminating booklet notes, in which she sets out her approach to performing these most canonic of...
Sibelius: Kullervo cover
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JEAN SIBELIUS
Sibelius: Kullervo
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
While 'Kullervo' represents just the confident first step in Sibelius's symphonic odyssey, it is also a viscerally exciting experience on its own terms- little wonder the first performance in 1892 was such a triumph for the young composer. An...
Music for Saint Katherine of Alexandria cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Music for Saint Katherine of Alexandria
The Binchois Consort / Andrew Kirkman
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
A poignant, poetic evocation of the conjectural life and death of Saint Katherine: there is a natural sympathy between The Binchois Consort's programme and the accompanying illustrations of alabaster from the fifteenth and twenty-first centuries.
Cramer: Piano Concertos Nos 4 & 5 cover
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JOHANN BAPTIST CRAMER
Cramer: Piano Concertos Nos 4 & 5
Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players / Howard Shelley
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
Listening to these fluent, expressive performances, it's difficult to see how even Cramer-one of the great virtuosos of his day-could have matched the effortless mastery so characteristic of Howard Shelley's pianism.
Parry: Piano Trio No 2 & Piano Quartet cover
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SIR HUBERT PARRY
Parry: Piano Trio No 2 & Piano Quartet
Leonore Piano Trio
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
After a successful rehearsal of his piano quartet in 1879, Parry declared that he was 'wild with delight'. He could have been no less enthusiastic on hearing this dynamic account from the Leonore Piano Trio with violist Rachel Roberts.
The Romantic Violin Concerto - Vol. 22 cover
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LASSEN / SCHARWENKA / LANGGAARD
The Romantic Violin Concerto - Vol. 22
Linus Roth, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Antony Hermus
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
Hyperion's Romantic Violin Concerto series returns with three real rarities, rescuing them from their current neglect. All receive the strongest advocacy from Linus Roth, who plays them like the repertoire standards they may one day become
Janácek: The diary of one who disappeared & other works cover
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LEOS JANACEK
Janácek: The diary of one who disappeared & other works
Nicky Spence (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
Like many of Janácek's late masterpieces, the genesis of the 'Diary' is unseparable from its composer's intense, obsessional love for Kamila Stösslová. A song-cycle like no other, here it's the main work in a recital which showcases...
Nicodé: Ein Liebesleben & other piano works cover
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JEAN LOUIS NICODE
Nicodé: Ein Liebesleben & other piano works
Simon Callaghan (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
Felix Draeseke's description of Nicodé as 'more a moderate progressive than a cacophonist' - in contrast to his younger contemporary Richard Strauss - may have been intended as a compliment, but doesn't begin to do justice to this profoundly...
Prokofiev: Cello Concerto & Symphony-Concerto cover
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SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Prokofiev: Cello Concerto & Symphony-Concerto
Alban Gerhardt, cello / Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 1/Oct/2009 ]
'Music that is especially compelling, both in terms of creativity and scoring … No praise is too high for Alban's Gerhardt's musicianship, commitment and technique' (International Record Review)
Cello Concertos cover
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HANS PFITZER
Cello Concertos
Alban Gerhardt (cello) / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Sebastian Weigle
[ Hyperion Romantic Cello Concerto Vol 4 / CD - released 25/Feb/2014 ]
"Cellist Alban Gerhardt a composed and elegant player, who I have seen a couple of times in live concert, is at one with these scores and takes them all in his stride. With exemplary, highly refined playing he aptly displays the beautiful tone of his
Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol 5 cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol 5
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
[ Hyperion / 2 CD - released 30/Mar/2018 ]
'A set that will surely become the modern reference recording' wrote David Threasher after Vol 4, a claim I would enthusiastically endorse after this superlative final volume." Gramophone Editor's Choice April 2018
Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol 4 cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol 4
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
[ Hyperion / 2 CD - released 1/Sep/2017 ]
"The whole enterprise is near-impossible to fault. Six sonatas left now to complete the cycle, a set that will surely become the modern reference recording." Gramophone Editor's Choice Awards Issue 2017
Fascinating Rhythm: The Complete Music for Solo Piano cover
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GERSHWIN
Fascinating Rhythm: The Complete Music for Solo Piano
Angela Brownridge (piano)
[ Hyperion Helios / CD - released 1/Dec/2006 ]
'Marvellous little gems thrown off with a tremendous amount of aplomb and elan. A must for all Gershwin fans' (Gramophone)
Bach - Goldberg Variations (2015 Recording) cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach - Goldberg Variations (2015 Recording)
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 30/Sep/2016 ]
"A salutary reminder that recordings which one thought couldn't be bettered, actually can - remarkable" International Piano Five Stars
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 27/1, 31/2, 79 & 109 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 27/1, 31/2, 79 & 109
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 20/Jul/2018 ]
This latest instalment of Angela Hewitt's Beethoven is bookended by the great 'Tempest' and Op 109 sonatas. The performances-incentive enough to acquire this release-are as usual complemented by Angela's own booklet notes which provide real insight...
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op 14 No 1, Op 31 No 1, Op 49 Nos 1 & 2, Op 81a cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op 14 No 1, Op 31 No 1, Op 49 Nos 1 & 2, Op 81a
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 29/Jul/2016 ]
Another instalment of Angela Hewitt's much- lauded Beethoven presents five piano sonatas, culminating with the masterly 'Les adieux'. As usual, Angela's booklet notes muse compellingly on the music, performance practice and all things Beethovenian.
Piano Sonatas-Vol 4 (Incls Sonata No 18 'The Hunt') cover
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BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonatas-Vol 4 (Incls Sonata No 18 'The Hunt')
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 15/Dec/2013 ]
Angela Hewitt presents a fourth volume in her acclaimed series of Beethoven's piano sonatas, which has delighted her fans worldwide. The little-known Sonata in B flat major, Op 22, the last of Beethoven's 'early' sonatas, is recorded alongside Op...
Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24 cover
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W.A. MOZART
Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24
Angela Hewitt (piano) National Arts Centre Orchestra, Hannu Lintu
[ Hyperion / CD - released 20/Jun/2014 ]
Here Angela Hewitt is joined by her compatriot National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada and frequent collaborator Hannu Lintu for sparklingly stylish renditions of Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos 22 and 24.
Stanford: Suite for Violin and Orchestra Op 32 / Violin Concerto in D major Op 74 cover
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CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD
Stanford: Suite for Violin and Orchestra Op 32 / Violin Concerto in D major Op 74
Anthony Marwood (violin) / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins
[ Hyperion Romantic Violin Concerto Vol 2 / CD - released 15/Nov/2000 ]
2001 GRAMOPHONE AWARD FINALIST - Concerto - "A first recording for the Violin Concerto, and a performance unlikely to be bettered. Anthony Marwood is the impassioned soloist"
St Nicolas / Hymn to St Cecilia cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
St Nicolas / Hymn to St Cecilia
Anthony Rolf Johnson (tenor) Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor)
[ Hyperion Helios / CD - released 1/Nov/2009 ]
"A fresh and atmospheric account of Britten's colourful cantata" Penguin Guide