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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.


The Masque of Moments - Theatre of the Ayre - MusicWeb International

Recording of the Month: 'This beautifully recorded disc will no doubt be one of my highlights of 2017.'
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Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble & Oliver Knussen - Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale - MusicWeb International

'...the young players of the Royal Academy really revel in these and play with guts and a swagger which must be just what Stravinsky intended.'
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Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble & Oliver Knussen - Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale - The Arts Desk

'...as versions of the original go, this new one is a winner. It's conducted, brilliantly, by Oliver Knussen, leading a flawless student ensemble.'
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Chiyan Wong - Liszt Transfigured - Piano News

5/6: 'Dramatisch, schwungvoll und ganz in der pianistischen Tradition...'
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Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble & Oliver Knussen - Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale - Crescendo

5 Stars
'Oliver Knussen offers a sharp and lucid reading...'
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Boston Baroque - Monteverdi: Ulisse - Millennium of Music

Classical Album of the Week: 'Fernando Guimaraes's Ulysses is heartbreaking...'
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William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach - AllMusic

4½ Stars
'Carter joins an increasing number of lutenists, who have also recorded the pieces, and sets high expectations for a continuation of his exceptional work...'
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William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach - iClassical

5 Stars
CD of the Month: 'Beautiful lute playing by William Carter.'
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William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach - Gramophone

Choice: 'William Carter brings a remarkable depth of artistry to whichever member of the early plucked string family – and whichever composer – he’s playing: here it’s the lute, and Bach, and it’s a beautiful listen.'
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Barb Jungr – Every Grain of Sand – Kerk en Leven

„Vijftien jaar later komt dat iconische album opnieuw uit...”
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Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts - Fanfare

'I have no hesitation, however, in recommending the present set over the others, thanks to consistently expressive, refined string playing...'
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Theatre of the Ayre - The Masque of Moments - All Music

4 Stars
'The English lutenist Elizabeth Kenny devises unusual programs with her group Theatre of the Ayre, and this is one of the best.'
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Barb Jungr - Shelter From The Storm - O's Place Jazz Newsletter

'The musicians help Barb deliver heartfelt expressions of classic covers as well as her original tunes. We enjoyed "Stars Lazy But Shining" and "Hymn To Nina" (for Nina Simone) most in a set that reflects on societal issues, hope and inspiration.'
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SCO Winds - Mozart: Divertimenti - Das Klassik-Blog

'...einem wunderbar transparenten Klang. Unbedingt anhören!'
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Barb Jungr – Every Grain of Sand Live – Bournemouth Echo

'She transforms songs you have known for years but always leaves the author's spirit intact...For Barb singing Bob is a revelation.'
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Chiyan Wong Plays Prokofiev - Cambridge News (Live Review)

'Ravishing delicacy of touch and tone in the lyrical passages and tremendous percussive forces in the cadenzas...'
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Theatre of the Ayre - The Masque of Moments - Gramophone

'...this composite masque now belatedly arrives on disc, and it's all the better for having matured in the barrel for a decade. Kenny has assembled a crack team.'
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Chiyan Wong - Liszt Transfigured - Gramophone

'Beyond the dazzling technical polish he brings to these fiendishly challenging pieces, most striking is Wong's sincerity of purpose.'
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Barb Jungr – Every Grain of Sand – The Arts Desk

'...her clean enunciation allowing the songs' poetry to shine...'
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Phantasm & Dunedin Consort - Gibbons - The Wee Review (Live Review)

5 Stars
'Overall, this is a perfect gem of a concert...'
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