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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 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 - 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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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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Tomas Luis de Victoria - Magnificat - CDs Klassik Kompass

'The Victoria is music to die for - beautiful sound, intoned in unearthly brilliance and absolutely crystal clear singing - you get a uniform sound of almost hypnotic meditative attraction when the choir would be a single, perfect instrument.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - Gramophone

'This is an extremely likeable and beautifully recorded traversal, worthy of standing alongside any of its recent competitors.'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - Jazzwise

4 Stars
'Time and Place is one of those rare things: an album of standouts...Bennett's arrangement of album opener ‘My Ship', featuring just Martin and the Quartet, is a thing of unfathomable beauty...'
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Gottlieb Wallisch - Haydn: The London Sonatas - Pizzicato

4 Stars
'The Viennese born pianist Gottlieb Wallisch plays Joseph Haydn’s London Sonatas by conveying the composer’s rich imagination and his various states of humor.'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - Mojo

4 Stars
'British Jazz's First Lady in a chamber music setting featuring cello quartet.'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - About.com

'Martin's work here is exemplary: rich, romantic, fervent and classy.'
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Gottlieb Wallisch - Haydn: The London Sonatas - International Record Review

'outstanding new release'
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Karen Cargill - Mahler: Lieder - International Record Review

'Karen Cargill's voice was made for Gustav's music, and we can now determine that it suits Alma's equally well.'
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Gottlieb Wallisch - Haydn: The London Sonatas - Gramophone

'Wallisch's poised pianism, suave tempo relationships and keen attention to the music's bountiful harmonic inventiveness offer much to savour...'
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Sivan Magen - Fantasien - Gramophone

'Magen seems destined to be the Zabaleta de nos jours, with a paintbox of colours allied to fabulous dexterity and nuanced phrasing.'
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Karen Cargill - Mahler: Lieder - Gramophone (High Fidelity)

'This recital of Lieder by Mr & Mrs Mahler sung by Karen Cargill on Linn is a spine-tingling combination of performance and recording quality.'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - All About Jazz

4½ Stars
'Few vocalists are as elegant and eloquent as Claire Martin...she's one of the crown jewels of the jazz world.'
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