ENTIRE COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM

WELCOMING A BIGGER AUDIENCE THAN EVER BEFORE

42,000 TRACKS

2,163 ALBUMS

2,300 COMPOSERS

PERFORMED BY 3,200 ARTISTS

Multi-award-winning classical label Hyperion Records today celebrates reaching 100 million streams globally, following the completion of its monumental move to streaming. This milestone comes a year after Hyperion’s acquisition by Universal Music Group (where it now sits alongside leading classical labels Decca Classics and Deutsche Grammophon) with its vast catalogue of well over 2000 albums made available on global streaming platforms for the first time.

The seamless transition consisted of 20 carefully curated ‘chapters’ of 70-120 albums, released at fortnightly intervals, created to guide listeners through the rich narrative of Hyperion’s musical offerings (*see below for details on Hyperion streaming chapter highlights).

Pianist Angela Hewitt OBE, says: “Congratulations to Hyperion (and UMG) for completing the mammoth task of releasing the entire catalogue on streaming services and for reaching the target of 100 million streams so soon! I am thrilled to be part of such a distinguished list of artists and repertoire and am excited as to what the future may hold. Avanti!”

In addition to the ambitious streaming re-issue programme, the label continues to add new releases to its roster, with over 30 new albums since the acquisition by UMG. Hyperion continues to record with artists including Marc-André Hamelin, Angela Hewitt, Sir Stephen Hough, Alina Ibragimova, Steven Isserlis, Steven Osborne, the Takács Quartet, The Gesualdo Six, Andrey Gugnin, the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge and many more.  

40 years ago, the label introduced to the world a 10th century composer, Abbess Hildegard of Bingen.  The success of her music made her – in the words of the label’s founder Ted Perry – “the patron saint of Hyperion”. In fact, so successful was this breakthrough album, ‘A Feather On The Breath Of God’, from Gothic Voices, that the Abbess was eventually canonised by the Pope to become ‘Saint Hildegard of Bingen’. The label’s scholarly underpinnings have been maintained with sung texts and 3-language booklets also delivered to streaming platforms.

Looking to the future, Hyperion continues to thrive, with its expanding catalogue, plans to re-issue albums on vinyl, as well as nurturing emerging talent.

*HYPERION STREAMING CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • The Hyperion Schubert Song Edition [Chapter 15] which presented for the first time the composer’s entire song oeuvre across 37 albums masterminded and accompanied by Graham Johnson. 
  • Complete Song Editions of Schumann, Brahms, Fauré, Schumann, Richard Strauss and more
  • The Complete Liszt Edition of 100 albums [Chapter 20] masterminded by Leslie Howard.  
  • Christopher Herrick’s Complete Bach Organ and Complete Buxtehude Organ Editions [Chapter 16];
  • The 150 ‘Psalms of David’ as sung by the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral as part of its daily liturgy [Chapter 13].  
  • The Complete Sacred Music of Vivaldi, of Monteverdi, of Purcell [Chapter 11]
  • Over 200 albums of early, Renaissance, pre-baroque choral music, much of it never previously recorded which form a keystone of the label’s commitment to composers from Saint Hildegaard (the world’s first named / known composer) onward.
  • 87 albums in Hyperion’s ongoing Romantic Piano Concerto featuring over 100 hours and over 200 Piano Concertos, many previously unheard.

ABOUT HYPERION RECORDS

With a history spanning 43 years, Hyperion Records has established itself as one of the most imaginative, determined and courageous independent classical labels. Founded by the late Ted Perry MBE, the label has been managed by his son Simon for over 20 years. Hyperion is home to distinguished recording artists such as Marc-André Hamelin, Angela Hewitt, Sir Stephen Hough, Alina Ibragimova, Steven Isserlis, Dame Emma Kirkby, Steven Osborne, the Takács Quartet, and many more. The label is dedicated to presenting high-quality recordings of classical music from all styles and periods, ranging from the 12th century to the 21st. Over its history, Hyperion has released over 2000 recordings. The label has received numerous accolades, including the Gramophone Recording of the Year Award multiple times, Gramophone’s Label of the Year, and the Best Label Award by MIDEM’s Cannes Classiques Awards. It was acquired by UMG in March 2023 to join its portfolio of world-renowned classical labels, including Deutsche Grammophon (founded in 1898) and Decca Classics (established in 1929). For more information on Hyperion visit www.hyperion-records.co.uk