Damian Thompson Damian Thompson

Rejoice that Hyperion’s impeccable back catalogue is finally available to stream 

Here are the Hyperion titles I couldn't live without

At the beginning of the 1980s a former ice-cream salesman called Ted Perry drove a London minicab to raise money for his dream project: the world’s most smartly curated classical record label.

For the first time these magnificent recordings are arriving on Spotify, Apple Music and other platforms

He called it Hyperion, after the Greek sun god, and by the time he died in 2003 it had acquired its own mythology.

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