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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.


Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Nocturnes - MusicWeb International

'[Fliter] adds an element of imaginative freshness, inventiveness and originality which I find compelling...For me, it’s her nuanced voicing, rarefied expressiveness, striking lucidity of textures and achievement of colour which distinguish these performances.'
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Dunedin Consort - Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day - MusicWeb International

'What could be more wonderful for lovers of Handel’s music and of Carolyn Sampson: delectable music, delectably sung...[a] very recommendable new release.'
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Dunedin Consort - Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day - The Sunday Times

'Butt’s reading with the Dunedins and the Polish choir has irresistible sweetness, with the tenor Ian Bostridge and the soprano Carolyn Sampson on top form.'
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Dunedin Consort - Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day - Rondo

4 Stars
'Weich und homogen wie beste Sahne ist der Sound des Vokalensembles...'
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Dunedin Consort - Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day - Financial Times

4 Stars
'Everything is at once graceful and uplifting...Soprano Carolyn Sampson and tenor Ian Bostridge are engaging soloists...'
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Nocturnes - Musicalifeiten

'...uninhibited and thoughtful...'
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Robin Ticciati & DSO - Ravel & Duparc: Aimer et mourir - Espace Livres

'Kožená is not only moving but irresistibly delicate...we leave marvelling at these twenty minutes of ethereal singing.'
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Dunedin Consort - Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day - MAD, Le Soir

'A lively reading of the Ode for St Cecilia's Day...Beautiful work.'
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Robin Ticciati & DSO - Ravel & Duparc: Aimer et mourir - Fono Forum

4½ Stars
''Valses nobles et sentimentales' also benefit from Ticciati's preference for character and ornamentation. They might seem old-fashioned if they had not been crafted to perfection. The interpretation is - delicious.'
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Gothic Voices - The Dufay Spectacle - Limelight

4½ Stars
'Given the complexity of rhythm and texture in much of this music, it is wonderful to hear such stylish performances in which vocal flexibility and clarity are never absent.'
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Barb Jungr – Every Grain of Sand – HifiTest

4½ Stars
'Audiophile analog reissue of arguably the best Bob Dylan interpretations.'
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KUNIKO - Reich: Drumming - Gramophone

'Kuniko’s musicianship is colossal from bongo to piccolo...I relished it from start to finish and will continue to.'
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Phantasm - Locke - Gramophone

'Indisputably superb...It is recordings of this calibre that will attract new listeners to the English consort repertoire.'
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Robin Ticciati & DSO - Ravel & Duparc: Aimer et mourir - Gramophone

Editor's Choice: 'This is another excellent performance...It's a gorgeous disc: do listen to it.'
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Dunedin Consort - Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 - BBC Music Magazine

Building A Library 'Best Recording': 'This is one of those rare recordings, impressive at first blush, that reveals more with every hearing...this Vespers transcends historically informed performance practice to touch the spiritual core of Monteverdi's masterwork.'
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Trevor Pinnock - Journey - Opus Klassiek

'A beautiful anthology...'
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Richard Egarr - One Byrde in Hande - Scherzo

Excepcional: 'In his hands, the music flows with a singular grace and energy...one of the best albums dedicated to the keyboard music of Byrd.'
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Jacques Imbrailo - Sibelius & Rachmaninov: Songs - Scherzo

'Imbrailo has a clear, velvety timbre and is very convincing...Hogarth provides faultless support.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - Scherzo

'This is a really enjoyable version, full of a confident contagious energy that rediscovers a wide range of orchestral colours and allows us to listen to certain harmonic accents that are less emphasised in other interpretations.'
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Robin Ticciati & DSO - Ravel & Duparc: Aimer et mourir - BBC Music Magazine

'Robin Ticciati and his orchestra bring out Ravel's colours with precision and vibrancy in a far from routine performance.'
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