01 April 2012

The Essential Hyperion

Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks | Covers | 301 Mb
Date CD: September 1993 | Hyperion | 78:30
The Essential Hyperion - Highlights from the catalogue of 'Britain's brightest record label'. 'Pro rata the Hyperion catalogue seems to contain more desirable recordings than any other I know' Hi Fi Review
This generous CD is a perfect introduction to "Hyperion" catalogue and I could easily recommend it to anybody without reservations.
From Purcell to Erik Satie, from sacred music by 16. century giants to Franz Liszt, from joyful "Phil the fluter's Ball" to Boccherini this is just a pure pleasure. I often find myself enjoying these various selection because of the eccentric choice assembled - since music jumps from one century to another, it avoids repetitive atmosphere and it simply floats around nicely.
1: Nicola Matteis - Concerto for Two Trumpets - Allegro
[Steven Keavy, Crispian Steele-Perkins, trumpets; The Parley of Instruments/Peter Holman]
2: Henry Purcell - Abdelazer - Rondeau
[The Brandenburg Consort/Roy Goodman]
3: Henry Purcell - Who Can From Joy Refrain? - A Prince of Glorious Race
[Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor; The King's Consort/Robert King]
4: Thomas Arne - The Morning - The Glitt'ring Sun
[Emma Kirkby, soprano; The Parley of Instruments/Roy Goodman]
5: Charles Dibdin - The Ephesian Matron, or the Widow's Tears - Vaudeville
[Opera Restor'd/Peter Holman]
6: Charles Villiers Stanford - Magnificat in G
[Jeremy Budd, treble; Andrew Lucas, organ; St. Paul's Cathedral Choir/John Scott]
7: John Sheppard - Libera nos
[The Sixteen/Harry Christophers]
8: Martin Codax - Cantigas de Amigo - Mandad' ei comigo
[Mara Kiek, voice; Sinfonye/Stevie Wishart]
9: Charles the Bold - Ma dame, trop vous mesprenés
[Gothic Voices/Christopher Page]
10: Anton Bruckner - Locus iste
[Corydon Singers/Matthew Best]
11: Luigi Boccherini - Symphony No 14 - Tempo di minuetto
[The London Festival Orchestra/Ross Pople]
12: Joseph Haydn - Symphony No 94 - Finale
[The Hanover Band/Roy Goodman]
13: Erik Satie orch Claude Debussy - Gymnopédie No 1
[New London Orchestra/Ronald Corp]
14: Robert Schumann - Liederkreis - Waldesgesprach
[Margaret Price, soprano; Graham Johnson, piano]:
15: Franz Liszt - Album Leaf in Waltz Form
[Leslie Howard, piano]
16: Dmitri Shostakovich - Prelude and Fugue in A
[Tatiana Nikolayeva, piano]
17: Percy French - Phil the Fluter's Ball
[Ann Murray, mezzo soprano; Graham Johnson, piano]
18: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Piano Concerto in C sharp minor - Allegro
[Malcolm Binns, piano; English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd-Jones]
19: Thomas Tallis - O salutaris hostia
[Winchester Cathedral Choir/David Hill]
20: Franz Schubert - Da quel sembiante
[Arleen Auger, soprano; Graham Johnson, piano]
21: Arcangelo Corelli - Sonata in G minor - Vivace
[The Locatelli Trio]
22: Bernhard Crusell - Clarinet Quintet No 1 - Rondo
[Thea King, clarinet; Allegri String Quartet]
23: Antonín Dvořák - String Sextet in A - Furiant
[The Raphael Ensemble]
24: Felix Mendelssohn - Scherzo in A minor
[The Coull Quartet]
25: Ernest Farrar - Come You, Mary
[Stephen Varcoe, baritone; Clifford Benson, piano]
26: Johann Sebastian Bach arr Ferruccio Busoni - Choral Prelude 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein'
[Nikolai Demidenko, piano]
27: Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla - Deus in adiutorium
[Andrew Watts, dulcian; Andrew Lawrence-King, harp; Iain Simcock, organ; Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell]
28: Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wély - Sortie in E flat
[Christopher Herrick, organ]


Audentity said...

Thanks! Always love Hyperion releases.

Bensutm said...

Thanks! Always love Hyperion releases.