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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.


Francesco Piemontesi, SCO & Andrew Manze - Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 26 - Gramophone

Choice: 'Here again, his sympathy with the style and ethos of the Salzburger's music simply sings from the speakers.'
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Francesco Piemontesi, SCO & Andrew Manze - Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 26 - Classic FM

Album of the Week: 'I think the result is top class.'
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Aldeburgh Strings and Winds - R. Strauss: Metamorphosen - Crescendo

4½ Stars
'These metamorphoses are passionately interpreted by Aldeburgh Strings'
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Francesco Piemontesi, SCO & Andrew Manze - Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 26 - Presto Classical

Recording of the Week: 'Piemontesi makes it all seem so effortless; I constantly marvelled at the flexibility of his left hand, with every semiquaver perfectly in place, performed with crystal clarity. It's such a graceful, clean sound.'
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Thomas Sondergard - Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 6 - Politiken

'The soundscape is warm and unusually clear...you feel as if you can hear every string...'
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KUNIKO - J.S. Bach: Solo Works for Marimba - Audiophile Audition

5 Stars
'A deeply felt and perfectly realized expression of Bach solo works on marimba'
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Francesco Piemontesi, SCO & Andrew Manze - Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 26 - The Guardian

4 Stars
'Piemontesi’s polished playing is alert with exactly the kind of spontaneity essential to great Mozart performance.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Edinburgh 1742 - Europadisc

'Engaging, entertaining, sensitive and remarkably assured, it will appeal to all lovers of Baroque music. Altogether a triumphant disc.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Edinburgh 1742 - The Guardian

4 Stars
'...it’s a rich insight, played with great style and charisma.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Edinburgh 1742 - Irish Times

5 Stars
'Baroque music gem: The performances by Ensemble Marsyas...are consistently bracing.'
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Aldeburgh Strings and Winds - R. Strauss: Metamorphosen - Classical Source

4 Stars
'The Serenade is beguilingly expressive...the music-making is exemplary.'
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Aldeburgh Strings and Winds - R. Strauss: Metamorphosen - MusicWeb International

'The playing of Daniels’ wind ensemble is beyond reproach...'
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RSNO - Beaser: Guitar Concerto - BBC Music Magazine

4 Stars
'The orchestral sound is big...confident and film-score vivid, and demands extraordinarily virtuosic playing from American master Eliot Fisk.'
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RSNO - Beaser: Guitar Concerto - Gramophone

'...the Guitar Concerto [is] a thrilling, expansive composition brimming with terrific ideas. Performed here with Fisk’s fearless virtuosity and a clearly inspired RSNO...'
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KUNIKO - J.S. Bach: Solo Works for Marimba - Mostly Classic

'As if the works are for marimba.'
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KUNIKO - J.S. Bach: Solo Works for Marimba - Naxos Deutschland blog

'Bach's strings are transformed into a sculptural object on the marimba, the counterpoint of which can be perceived almost three-dimensionally.'
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Thomas Sondergard - Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 6 - Classical Modern Music blog

'This one gives us all the ice and passion of Sibelius-as-Sibelius.'
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KUNIKO - J.S. Bach: Solo Works for Marimba - Crescendo

4½ Stars
Sound 10 / Interpretation 9: 'The warm sounds... adapt perfectly to the contrapuntal music of Bach'
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Thomas Sondergard - Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 6 - Classics Unwrapped

Album of the Week: 'His attention to detail, the atmospheres of the pieces have all been beautifully crafted.'
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Aldeburgh Strings and Winds - R. Strauss: Metamorphosen - All Music

4 Stars
'Linn's sound from Snape Maltings is excellent, allowing the dense Metamorphosen room to breathe...'
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