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Linn Records Reviews

Over the years Linn recordings have received substantial praise from the UK and international media.  Our recordings continue to win awards, commendations and excellent star ratings.  This is due to the talent and passion of our artists, the skills and commitment of our engineers and producers, and above all Linn's unremitting quest to reproduce the best possible sound. 

We hope these reviews help you decide which recording will become your new favourite album.


Profeti della Quinta - Salomone Rossi: Il Mantovano Hebreo - Opera Lounge

'...pure, clear and beautiful sound...'
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Profeti della Quinta - Salomone Rossi: Il Mantovano Hebreo - Choir & Organ

4 Stars
'...lovingly rendered, textured performances.'
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Profeti della Quinta - Salomone Rossi: Il Mantovano Hebreo - Early Music Today

5 Stars
'...marvellously performed.'
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Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble & Trevor Pinnock - Bruckner: Symphonie No. 2 - Gramophone

'...there are times in the finale where the music takes flight in a way that I’ve virtually never heard in an orchestral performance...'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - NJ.com

'John Butt leads a performance that brings out the intricate orchestral writing that underpins the vocal lines.'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - BBC Music Magazine

5 Stars
'[Butt's] measured approach brings out the starkness and solemnity of Mozart’s setting, while the recording highlights its distinctive colours in a near ideal ecclesiastical acoustic.'
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Peter Whelan - The Proud Bassoon - Early Music Review

‘Peter Whelan’s playing is always a delight to hear – full of life, interest and variety, and clearly demonstrates why the bassoon has every right to be proud!’
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Peter Whelan - The Proud Bassoon - Crescendo

'Es enthält so überwältigend schöne Musik, dass man gar nicht anders kann, als sich auf den ersten Blick zu verlieben.'
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Peter Whelan - The Proud Bassoon - BBC Music Magazine

5 Stars
'A variety of frivolités round off a splendid recital.'
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Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble & Trevor Pinnock - Bruckner: Symphonie No. 2 - SA-CD.net

4½ Stars
'...a most enjoyable realisation of Schoenberg's vision...'
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Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble & Trevor Pinnock - Bruckner: Symphonie No. 2 - The Sunday Times

'...Payne creates a beautiful pinpoint effect that illuminates Bruckner’s argument and makes it seem even more productively spacious.'
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Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble & Trevor Pinnock - Bruckner: Symphonie No. 2 - Herald Scotland

'This is gripping stuff. The feeling of bigness is still there, but there's now a light translucence to the music.'
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Ingrid Fliter - Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos - Ming Pao Weekly

‘Fliter has a superb sense of line, dynamic and rich colour variations that come naturally…’
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Ingrid Fliter - Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos - BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'

'Disc of the Week': 'It’s wonderful when you realize Fliter achieves so much by emphasizing Chopin’s inwardness, the intimacy...'
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Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble & Trevor Pinnock - Bruckner: Symphonie No. 2 - The Irish Times

'revealing'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - SA-CD.net

5 Stars
'There is no doubt that this issue is thought-provoking in its scholarship, exciting in its spontaneous and assured musicianship...'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - Le Parnasse Musical

4 Stars
'Prise de son extraordinaire, l'une des meilleures de tout le catalogue discographique.'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - Music and Words

'Disc of the Day': 'The Lacrimosa is especially beautiful, the choir's soft entries touchingly dramatic.'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - The Guardian

4 Stars
'There's a real energy, with tremendous climaxes...'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - AllMusic.com

4½ Stars
'Linn offers extraordinarily clear and spacious sound, and the sharpness of the playing comes across in the mix without any loss of the wonderful acoustic resonance.'
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