Hyperion: The Romantic Piano Concertos Series
Hyperion: The Romantic Piano Concertos Series

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.

These first fifty volumes include 131 works for piano and orchestra, 102 of which are titled ‘Concerto’, the remainder being generally shorter single-movement works or sets of variations. Fifty-nine of these works are premiere recordings and many other featured works have only been recorded once before, often in clearly inferior versions and frequently cut.

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 01 – Moszkowski & Paderewski
Piers Lane (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 02 – Medtner 2 & 3
Nikolai Demidenko (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 03 – Mendelssohn Double Concertos
Stephen Coombs (piano), Ian Munro (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 04 – Arensky & Bortkiewicz
Stephen Coombs (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 05 – Balakirev & Rimsky-Korsakov
Malcolm Binns (piano), English Northern Philharmonia, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 06 – Dohnányi
Martin Roscoe (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Fedor Glushchenko (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 07 – Alkan & Henselt
Marc-André Hamelin (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 08 – Medtner 1 & Quintet
Dmitri Alexeev (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Lazarev (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 09 – d’Albert
Piers Lane (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Alun Francis (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 10 – Weber
Nikolai Demidenko (piano), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 11 – Sauer & Scharwenka
Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 12 – Parry & Stanford
Piers Lane (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 13 – Glazunov & Goedicke
Stephen Coombs (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 14 – Litolff Concertos Symphoniques 2 & 4
Peter Donohoe (piano), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 15 – Hahn & Massenet
Stephen Coombs (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Yves Ossonce (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 16 – Huss & Schelling
Ian Hobson (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

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The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 17 – Mendelssohn
Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 18 – Korngold & Marx
Marc-André Hamelin (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 19 – Mackenzie & Tovey
Steven Osborne (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 20 – Brüll
Martin Roscoe (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 21 – Dreyschock & Kullak
Piers Lane (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Niklas Willén (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 22 – Busoni
Marc-André Hamelin (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mark Elder (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 23 – Holbrooke & Wood
Hamish Milne (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 24 – Vianna da Motta
Artur Pizarro (piano), Orquestra Gulbenkian, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 25 – MacDowell
Seta Tanyel (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 26 – Litolff Concertos Symphoniques 3 & 5
Peter Donohoe (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 27 – Saint-Saëns 2 CD
Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 28 – Stojowski
Jonathan Plowright (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 29 – Moscheles 2 & 3
Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 30 – Lyapunov
Hamish Milne (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 31 – Fuchs & Kiel
Martin Roscoe (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 32 – Moscheles 1, 6 & 7
Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 33 – Scharwenka 2 & 3
Seta Tanyel (piano), Radio Philharmonie Hannover des NDR, Tadeusz Strugala (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 34 – Pierné
Stephen Coombs (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 35 – Herz 1, 7 & 8
Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 36 – Moscheles 4 & 5
Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 37 – Nápravník & Blumenfeld
Evgeny Soifertis (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Titov (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 38 – Rubinstein & Scharwenka
Marc-André Hamelin (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Michael Stern (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 39 – Delius & Ireland
Piers Lane (piano), Ulster Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 40 – Herz 3, 4 & 5
Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

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The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 41 – Kalkbrenner
Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 42 – Alnæs & Sinding
Piers Lane (piano), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 43 – Sterndale Bennett & Bache
Howard Shelley (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 44 – Melcer
Jonathan Plowright (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Christoph König (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 45 – Hiller
Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 46 – Bowen
Danny Driver (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 47 – Draeseke & Jadassohn
Markus Becker (piano), Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Michael Sanderling (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 48 – Benedict & Macfarren
Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 49 – Stenhammar
Seta Tanyel (piano), Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 50 – Tchaikovsky 2 CD
Stephen Hough (piano), Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 51 – Taubert & Rosenhain
Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 52 – Goetz & Wieniawski
Hamish Milne (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Michał Dworzyński (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 53 – Reger & Strauss
Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Ilan Volkov (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 54 – Somervell & Cowen
Martin Roscoe (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 55 – Widor
Markus Becker (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thierry Fischer (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 56 – Kalkbrenner
Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 57 – Wiklund
Martin Sturfält (piano), Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 58 – Pixis & Thalberg
Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 59 – Zarzycki & Żeleński
Jonathan Plowright (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Łukasz Borowicz (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 60 – Dubois
Cédric Tiberghien (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 61 – Döhler & Dreyschock
Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 62 – Gounod
Roberto Prosseda (pedal piano), Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 63 – Godard
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 64 – Oswald, Napoleao
Arthur Pizarro, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 65 – Albeniz, Granados
Melani Mestre, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 66 – Herz
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley

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The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 67 – Rozycki
Jonathan Plowright, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Lucasz Borowicz

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 68 – Moszkowski, Schulz-Evler
Ludmil Angelov, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Kiradjiev

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 69 – Hill, Boyle
Piers Lane, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Fitzsch

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 70 – Beach, Chaminade, Howell
Danny Driver, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Rebecca Miller

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 71 – Czerny
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 72 – Potter
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 76 – Rheinberger, Scholz
Simon Callaghan, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ben Gernon

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 77 – Bronsart, Urspruch
Emmanuel Despax, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Tzigane

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 80 – Dupont, Benoit
Howard Shelley, Sinfonieorchester St. Galen

28 Comments

  1. I love you for this great post man!!!

    could you get the version of the romantic concertos per violin and cello?

  2. Are you CRAZY? Posting something I want so much? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    Is this flac, or ape? Then this will replace most of my old mp3/128kbps downloads.
    Thanks!!!!!
    Greetzzz Kareltje

  3. Just in time for my studies in Romantic :roll:
    Thank you very very very much!!!

  4. Ah! Wonderful! Many rarely seen or heard piano concertos are on this collection. Love it!

  5. I would add: in many tracks the sound is surprising in quality. Bravo to the sound engineers.

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