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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.


Claire Martin - Time & Place - Choice Magazine

'An album full of delights and surprises.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - The Sunday Times

Classical CD of the Week: 'Ticciati adopts near-ideal tempi, refusing to drag in the slow movements...and he is propulsive in Schumann's energetic, animated allegros.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - Pizzicato

4 Stars
'...everything seems to be about motion in these particularly fine Schumann performances...'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

'...there's tons of class throughout Time and Place. Half the intrigue lies in exactly that, the blend of the genteel with the git-down, the acumen in conflating two worlds to come up with a third...'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - Daily Info, Oxford (LIVE REVIEW)

‘Tonight's was a programme I wasn't expecting; nonetheless, I melted into its warm, soothing embrace, and I'll be dancing in the dark for a few hours yet.’
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The Avison Ensemble - Corelli: Opus 1 & 3 - BBC Music Magazine

5 Stars
Chamber Choice: 'These are, in sum, sincere and poised accounts, a fitting tribute to the 'chaste and faultless' character of the composer and his music.'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - The Sunday Times

‘Martin’s honeyed delivery meshes perfectly with the Montpellier Cello’s strings, not to mention her own quartet and the debonair piainst-composer Joe Stilgoe…Martin has never sounded more authorative.’
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - Deep Roots

'Claire Martin offers a classically flavored, altogether captivating blend of approaches in her ambitious pairing with the Montpellier Cello Quartet.'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - BebopSpokenHere (LIVE REVIEW)

'Last night at Sage Gateshead was superb and so was Claire, cellos notwithstanding, she gave a professional performance that clarified her position as numero uno.'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - WBGO Radar

'The cabaret song [Goodbye For Now], performed with just voice and piano, is a fitting tribute to Bennett, and captures Martin's spirit at its best: she is wistfully clear-eyed and optimistic as only those who have truly lived can be.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - The Times

4 Stars
'...performances that make you experience the symphonies' wonders afresh.'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - The Guardian

4 Stars
'[Claire] has rarely sounded so commanding and moving on disc as on this unusual session...'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - Jazz History Online

'The accompaniment of the Montpellier Cello Quartet brings out the rich tone of Martin's voice...'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - Classical Ear

'...Ticciati's expertly played excursions away from the norm [are] refreshing.'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - BBC Radio 3 'In Tune'

'The Dunedin Consort has made a huge impact with a small group of singers...[they] make a very strong case.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - The Guardian

5 Stars
'...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.'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - BBC Radio 2 'Clare Teal'

'gorgeous album'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - Bop-N-Jazz

5 Stars
'Claire Martin is that rare vocal artist never afraid to push the lyrical envelope!'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - Classical Source

'Robin Ticciati joins the distinguished list of today's conductors treating Schumann's Symphonies with the respect they deserve. At times he includes a few personal notions but each of them throws light on the passage in question.'
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Phantasm - Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems - Toccata

Germany's Toccata sits down with Laurence Dreyfus
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