Hyperion Records is an independent British classical record label. The company was named after Hyperion, one of the Titans of Greek mythology. It was founded by George Edward Perry, widely known as "Ted". Early LP releases included rarely recorded 20th century British music by composers such as Robin Milford, Alan Bush and Michael Berkeley. The success of the venture was sealed with a critically acclaimed and hugely popular disc of music by Hildegard of Bingen, A Feather on the Breath of God, directed by the medievalist Christopher Page and his group Gothic Voices. The current director of Hyperion Records is Simon Perry, son of Ted Perry. Hyperion became renowned for recording lesser-known works, particularly reviving romantic piano concertos which had fallen from the repertory, works by Scottish romantic composers and English music of the Renaissance to the Baroque. They are especially well known for their series of recordings of the complete music for solo piano by Franz Liszt recorded by Leslie Howard. They are also famed for their complete edition of the lieder of Franz Schubert, prepared under the supervision of the accompanist Graham Johnson, and many of Handel's oratorios and Henry Purcell's choral works under the direction of Robert King. More recently, Stephen Hough recorded Rachmaninov's complete piano concertos and the Paganini Rhapsody using the composer's original score, also on the Hyperion label. It is also notable for the breadth of the repertoire recorded, including music from the 12th to the 21st centuries. The label is also renowned for complete recordings of lieder by Carl Loewe, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Richard Strauss. More recently, Hyperion launched romantic violin concerto and romantic cello concerto series. Award-winning Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt OBE recorded a complete cycle of Bach's keyboard works for the label (including the Well-Tempered Clavier twice over), while Christopher Herrick recorded his complete organ works. Recordings released by Hyperion have won many awards, among them several Gramophone Awards, including Record of the Year in 1996, 1998, 2002 and 2010. Ted Perry was voted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame in April 2012. (Rondo DB)

Labels Helios
Wikipedia Hyperion_Records
Country United Kingdom
Started 1980
Official website https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/