Hyperion Concerto

Marios Papadopoulos, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Stravinsky: Concerto, Janáček: Capriccio & Piano Sonata (1985)

Marios Papadopoulos, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Stravinsky: Concerto, Janáček: Capriccio & Piano Sonata (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital booklet | 53:08 | 245 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66167

Marios Papadopoulos plays Janacek's sonata with a gentle, romanticizing melancholy that is nature can well encompass, even if such an approach can diminish the work's sense of tragedy. It is a work with a tougher core than is here suggested. However, this is not an unattractive performance, and Papadopoulos seems more attuned to its manner than to the crisp assertions of the Capriccio or of Stravinsky's Concerto. It does not seem a good idea to attempt the Capriccio without a conductor. The admirable RPO players sound less than wholly comfortable, and their ensemble is a trifle precarious at times; moreover, the work's odd, sharp character does not emerge with sufficient definition.
Emily Beynon, BBC SO, Vernon Handley - John McCabe: Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)

John McCabe - Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)
Emily Beynon, flute; BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67089 | Time: 00:56:34

First recordings of two powerful works from the pen of one of our major composers, John McCabe, who is celebrating his sixtieth birthday this year. Of Time and the River (the title is taken from Thomas Wolfe's novel) is actually the published title of McCabe's Fourth Symphony, written in 1993/4 to a commission by the BBC. The Flute Concerto was written for James Galway in 1989/90 and he gave the first performance of it in 1990 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra who commissioned the work. Here it is played by the outstanding young flautist Emily Beynon in her first recording for Hyperion.
The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Series -  Volume 51-65 Part 6 (2009-2015)

The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Series - Volume 51-65 Part 6 (2009-2015)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,41 Gb | Covers - 2,54 Mb
Label: Hyperion Records | Release Year: 2009-2015

The concept of The Romantic Piano Concerto series was born at a lunch meeting between Hyperion and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra sometime in 1990. A few months later tentative plans had been made for three recordings, and the first volume, of concertos by Moszkowski and Paderewski, was recorded in June 1991. In our wildest dreams, none of us involved then could ever have imagined that the series would still be going strong twenty years later, and with fifty volumes to its credit.
The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Series -  Volume 41-50 Part 5 (2006-2009)

The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Series - Volume 41-50 Part 5 (2006-2009)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,73 Gb
Label: Hyperion Records | Release Year: 2006-2009

The concept of The Romantic Piano Concerto series was born at a lunch meeting between Hyperion and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra sometime in 1990. A few months later tentative plans had been made for three recordings, and the first volume, of concertos by Moszkowski and Paderewski, was recorded in June 1991. In our wildest dreams, none of us involved then could ever have imagined that the series would still be going strong twenty years later, and with fifty volumes to its credit.
The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Series -  Volume 31-40 Part 4 (2003-2006)

The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Series - Volume 31-40 Part 4 (2003-2006)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,46 Gb | Covers - 135 Mb
Label: Hyperion Records | Release Year: 2003-2006

The concept of The Romantic Piano Concerto series was born at a lunch meeting between Hyperion and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra sometime in 1990. A few months later tentative plans had been made for three recordings, and the first volume, of concertos by Moszkowski and Paderewski, was recorded in June 1991. In our wildest dreams, none of us involved then could ever have imagined that the series would still be going strong twenty years later, and with fifty volumes to its credit.
The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Series -  Volume 21-30 Part 3 (1999-2002)

The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Series - Volume 21-30 Part 3 (1999-2002)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,76 Gb | Covers - 115 Mb
Label: Hyperion Records | Release Year: 1999-2002

The concept of The Romantic Piano Concerto series was born at a lunch meeting between Hyperion and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra sometime in 1990. A few months later tentative plans had been made for three recordings, and the first volume, of concertos by Moszkowski and Paderewski, was recorded in June 1991. In our wildest dreams, none of us involved then could ever have imagined that the series would still be going strong twenty years later, and with fifty volumes to its credit.
The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Series -  Volume 11-20 Part 2 (1995-1999)

The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Series - Volume 11-20 Part 2 (1995-1999)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,57 Gb | Covers - 57 Mb
Label: Hyperion Records | Release Year: 1995-1999

The concept of The Romantic Piano Concerto series was born at a lunch meeting between Hyperion and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra sometime in 1990. A few months later tentative plans had been made for three recordings, and the first volume, of concertos by Moszkowski and Paderewski, was recorded in June 1991. In our wildest dreams, none of us involved then could ever have imagined that the series would still be going strong twenty years later, and with fifty volumes to its credit.
The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Series -  Volume 1-10 Part 1 (1991-1995)

The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Series - Volume 1-10 Part 1 (1991-1995)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,55 Gb | Covers - 59 Mb
Label: Hyperion Records | Release Year: 1991-1995

The concept of The Romantic Piano Concerto series was born at a lunch meeting between Hyperion and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra sometime in 1990. A few months later tentative plans had been made for three recordings, and the first volume, of concertos by Moszkowski and Paderewski, was recorded in June 1991. In our wildest dreams, none of us involved then could ever have imagined that the series would still be going strong twenty years later, and with fifty volumes to its credit.
Alina Ibragimova - Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Concerto Funebre (2007) (Repost)

Alina Ibragimova - Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Concerto Funebre (2007) (Repost)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 358 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67547

As is well known, the Third Reich drove many of its gifted composers into exile, to early deaths or to the concentration camps. But a significant responsibility devolved on another group, who became ‘internal exiles’, remaining in Germany, but refusing to become cultural ornaments of the Nazi regime. Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905–1963), in Bavaria, consistently kept the spirit of modernism and human commitment alive in his own work.
Prokofiev: Cello Concerto, Symphony-concerto / Andrew Litton, Alban Gerhardt (2009)

Prokofiev: Cello Concerto, Symphony-concerto / Andrew Litton, Alban Gerhardt (2009)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67705

The two works recorded here have an interestingly close musical relationship that is belied by their radically different sound-worlds. Prokofiev’s first work for cello and orchestra was abandoned by the composer after an unsuccesful premiere, and the full score remained unpublished for years. However, a rising star barely in his twenties, Mstislav Rostropovich, found a copy with piano accompaniment and impressed the composer with his performance in December 1947.