Hyperions: just curious, how many do you have?

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Hyperions: just curious, how many do you have?

Post by Lance » Sat May 27, 2006 12:37 pm

Just curious, as a collector, how many HYPERION CDs (or their budget label Helios) you may have in your collections. Now widely available (even through such sources as the BMG Music Club), while still considered an "independent" label, that are among the largest right along with Naxos.

If you keep track or count, I'd be curious to know how many TITLES on Hyperion you have. (Some are multiple sets, but just count titles of individual CDs, sets count as one.)

I did a count and was surprised. 383 was my count and it continues to expand.
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Post by Harvested Sorrow » Sat May 27, 2006 12:55 pm

I don't have an archive based on record label so I couldn't say exactly....

I do know for sure that I have Bantock's Celtic Symphony disc from Hyperion, though.

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Post by Fugu » Sat May 27, 2006 12:56 pm

Lance,

You're actually asking us to count how many cds we have? Can't be done man. I've actually exceeded any sense of counting any amount of cds I have any more. They're piled everywhere.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat May 27, 2006 12:59 pm

I have a lot - several dozen.
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Post by pizza » Sat May 27, 2006 1:14 pm

I would guess about 50 or so. Many of them are Marc-Andre Hamelin's recordings.

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Post by jserraglio » Sat May 27, 2006 1:38 pm

I keep no catalog and file discs any which way, but I know I have all but one of the Robert Simpson series--that alone runs to over 20 indiv discs.

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Post by premont » Sat May 27, 2006 2:44 pm

About fifteen sets, I think (didn´t count them recently, however). The number of CDs makes up between 1½ % and 2 % of my collection.

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Post by Lance » Sat May 27, 2006 4:00 pm

Well, in my computer database, I can do a search on any label and the count appears at the bottom with the number of entries. I thought most collectors had some way of making an easy determination. When I set up the data base, I set a field for labels and catalogue numbers. No problem, I was curious whether the label appealed to collectors and if so, how frequently they acquired the discs.
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Post by RebLem » Sat May 27, 2006 5:23 pm

Lance wrote:Well, in my computer database, I can do a search on any label and the count appears at the bottom with the number of entries. I thought most collectors had some way of making an easy determination. When I set up the data base, I set a field for labels and catalogue numbers. No problem, I was curious whether the label appealed to collectors and if so, how frequently they acquired the discs.
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Anyway, first of all, I have 6 volumes in the Romantic piano concerto series in my multi-composer section, and a CD of Hahn and Vierne chamber music, too. I have the 8 CD box of the Complete Odes & Welcome Songs of Henry Purcell., the 6 CD set of the Shostakovich SQs + the Piano Trio 2 and the Piano Quintet from the St. Pete Qt, the 4 CD set of the Complete Solo Piano Music of Gabriel Faure, 3 Hahn CDs--a chamber music CD and a twofer of songs, the Coombs, Pizarro Milhaud CD, 2 Saint-Saens CDs--the complete piano etudes and 6 pieces for violin & piano, the Mendelssohn concerted piano works, and the Brull piano concerted works, two Grieg SQs by the Chilingirian, the piano concerti of Vianna da Motta, Erno Dohnanyi, and Stojowski, and the 4 CDs (1 CD and a 3 CD set) of Shostakovich solo piano works by Tatiana Nikolayeva.

So, that's 41 CDs all together. Somehow, I thought there were more.

Oh, yeah, I don't have the Schubert song set. I've thought about it, but I keep hoping someone will license it and reorganize it the way I want it--which is not strictly chronologically, but organized by writer, chronologically within each of them.
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Post by Gregory Kleyn » Sat May 27, 2006 5:31 pm

Lance wrote:Well, in my computer database, I can do a search on any label and the count appears at the bottom with the number of entries. I thought most collectors had some way of making an easy determination. When I set up the data base, I set a field for labels and catalogue numbers. No problem, I was curious whether the label appealed to collectors and if so, how frequently they acquired the discs.
I'd be surprised if more than 5% of recordings enthusiasts have a computerized database for their collections.

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Post by ch1525 » Sat May 27, 2006 5:37 pm

I have been planning on making a database for soooooo long. I guess I'm just too lazy/can't find the right program to do it.

I have all but two or three of the Leslie Howard cycle of Liszt's Complete Music for Solo Piano. I also have a bunch of the Romantic Piano Concerto Series.

I try to get Hyperions whenever possible. I find the recording quality and artists to usually be exceptional. The liner notes/artwork are also usually tops. It certainly is a real tragedy about their legal troubles. I hate how the CDs are so pricey now.

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Post by Gregory Kleyn » Sat May 27, 2006 5:46 pm

ch1525 wrote:I have been planning on making a database for soooooo long. I guess I'm just too lazy/can't find the right program to do it.

I have all but two or three of the Leslie Howard cycle of Liszt's Complete Music for Solo Piano. I also have a bunch of the Romantic Piano Concerto Series.

I try to get Hyperions whenever possible. I find the recording quality and artists to usually be exceptional. The liner notes/artwork are also usually tops. It certainly is a real tragedy about their legal troubles. I hate how the CDs are so pricey now.

Hyperion is one of the cheaper labels if you buy from BRO ($6.99 - sometimes less), - and they typically have hundreds to select from.

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Post by ch1525 » Sat May 27, 2006 6:03 pm

Gregory Kleyn wrote:Hyperion is one of the cheaper labels if you buy from BRO ($6.99 - sometimes less), - and they typically have hundreds to select from.
That's true. Whenever I want a Hyperion release, I check BRO first (just like every other label!). Unfortunately, they usually don't have any of the ones I'm looking for anymore. I got a huge chunk of the Leslie Howard set from BRO, though.

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Post by Ralph » Sat May 27, 2006 11:23 pm

I don't have an inventory but some of my favorite discs are HYPERION/HELOS.
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Post by ch1525 » Sun May 28, 2006 1:06 am

Ralph wrote:I don't have an inventory but some of my favorite discs are HYPERION/HELOS.
Me too. Hyperion is my favorite record label with Deutsche Grammophon running a close second. Then there's Ja Rule's Murder Inc..... Just Kidding!

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Post by Mark Antony Owen » Sun May 28, 2006 4:56 am

Four Hyperion, one Helios.

I have Litolff's four surviving Concerto Symphoniques on two Hyperion discs, plus Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil and a Bantock disc of Sappho.

The Helios is Five Italian Oboe Concerti.
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Post by Febnyc » Sun May 28, 2006 6:59 am

Hyperion 133. Helios - a few.

Have more on the CPO label I am sure. And, probably, on Chandos, too.

But Hyperion and Chandos (especially the latter) are not putting out the volume of interesting and new material since the sons took over from the fathers on these labels. I believe CPO has them both beat for quantity and inventiveness of their new releases.

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Post by lmpower » Sun May 28, 2006 8:47 pm

I own Mozart's Hoffmeister and Prussian quartets on Hyperion with the Salomon quartet.

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Post by Ralph » Sun May 28, 2006 9:15 pm

Febnyc wrote:Hyperion 133. Helios - a few.

Have more on the CPO label I am sure. And, probably, on Chandos, too.

But Hyperion and Chandos (especially the latter) are not putting out the volume of interesting and new material since the sons took over from the fathers on these labels. I believe CPO has them both beat for quantity and inventiveness of their new releases.
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I agree. In HYPERION's case I suspect they're still limited by the judgment against them requiring a huge payout to the plaintiff's counsel.
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Post by AntonioA » Tue May 30, 2006 1:54 pm

A very nice label, but I have only one. An Lp with Janet Baker singing early Mahler songs.
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Post by jserraglio » Wed May 31, 2006 6:17 am

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