Download Top 10

The Download Top Ten lists the albums which have proved most popular in the last month and might give you some good ideas for your next purchase.     

 

Dunedin ConsortDunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem

We cannot wait for you to hear this brand new version of Mozart's great unfinished choral masterpiece.  John Butt's Dunedin Consort are in spectacular form as they perform David Black's edition of Süssmayr's completion of Mozart's Requiem.

2014 Gramophone Award Winner: ‘Purely on grounds of performance alone, this is one of the finest Mozart Requiems of recent years...a thrilling performance.' Gramophone 

 

Ingrid FliterIngrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes

For her second recital the award-winning pianist performs Chopin's Op. 28, a poetic collection of great emotional power and unrivalled artistic quality which demands high virtuosity. Ingrid has also recorded a selection of mazurkas, nocturnes and ecossaises to accompany the preludes, of which the 3 ecossaises are exclusively available to download for free from LinnRecords.com.

'...a torrential account of the B flat minor prelude, as exciting as any I've ever heard.' The Guardian

 

Robin TicciatiRobin Ticciati - Schumann: The Symphonies

'Schumann: The Symphonies' sees Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra embark upon their first symphonic cycle together in a landmark recording.

...the finest set on disc [in] a decade...and perhaps the most impressive thing that Ticciati has done on disc so far... hearing these symphonies in such superbly played, convincingly Schumannesque performances is irresistible.'  5 stars The Guardian

 

Ingrid FliterIngrid Fliter - Chopin: Piano Concertos

Chopin specialist Ingrid Fliter makes her Linn debut with an effortless performance of Chopin's notoriously difficult piano concertos, featuring the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl. Fliter is a breathtaking performer whose performance of Chopin's commanding chords and lightening speed runs are effortless.

‘Choice': ‘Fliter plays with such grace and heartfelt sincerity...[she] touches the heart.' Gramophone

      

Claire MartinClaire Martin - Time and Place

'Time & Place' perfectly sums up Claire Martin's jazz roots and the inventive, forward-thinking repertoire choices that have framed her enviable career. With guests including The Montpellier Cello Quartet and Joe Stilgoe, Claire performs stunning new arrangements of songs from an eclectic group of songwriters.

'Time & Place is one of those rare things: an album of standouts...' Jazzwise  

 

Dunedin Consort6 Dunedin Consort - J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos

Dunedin Consort, the team that brought you ‘John Passion', is back with its first instrumental release, which has already been named Gramophone 'Choice'. Under the direction of Bach specialist John Butt, Dunedin Consort demonstrates its collective experience and historical knowledge in an exceptionally joyful and fresh performance.   

'...a profoundly expressive study in texture and articulation.' 5 stars The Guardian 

 

Joe StilgoeJoe Stilgoe - Songs On Film Live

With a voice that has attracted comparisons with Harry Connick Jr, Michael Buble and Jamie Cullum and a playing style likened to the great Oscar Peterson, Joe Stilgoe displays charm, wit and sincerity in equal measure as he tackles a diverse selection of songs linked by the theme of film which The Sunday Times described as ‘a touching yet quirky selection of stardust memories.'  

 

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind SoloistsScottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists - Mozart: Divertimenti

With several award-winning Mozart recordings to its name, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's Mozart credentials are impeccable. Here the orchestra's wind soloists take centre stage: Maximiliano Martin and William Stafford on clarinet, Peter Whelan and Alison Green on bassoon and Alec Frank-Gemmill and Harry Johnstone on horn.

Choice: 'I fancy Mozart would have smiled in approval.' Gramophone  

 

Dougie MacLeanDougie MacLean - Till Tomorrow

Scottish legend Dougie MacLean has teamed up with conductor John Logan and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to bring a new and beautiful symphonic dimension to his best-loved songs on his debut recording with Linn.

'Of course Caledonia is here, in what may well be its definitive version - and alongside the title track, it is one of the highlights of an excellent disc.' The Herald

 

John Butt10 John Butt - J.S. Bach: Das wohltemperierte Klavier

The prize-winning Bach specialist performs Bach's famous 48 preludes & fugues for his debut solo recording on Linn. Perhaps best known as director of Dunedin Consort, John Butt has won two Gramophone Awards: the 2007 Baroque Vocal Award for Handel: Messiah and the 2014 ‘Choral' Award for Mozart: Requiem

Editor's Choice: 'John Butt's set on Linn warrants attention, not only for being a rarity, but more importantly for the extraordinary quality of his interpretations...Highly recommended.'5 stars AllMusic.com