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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.


Dunedin Consort - Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 - Gramophone

'With so many Vespers recordings out there, this one joins the ranks of those with both a character of its own and something to say.'
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Francesco Piemontesi, SCO & Andrew Manze - Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 26 - Fono Forum

4½ Stars
'With the Scottish Chamber Orchestra...Piemontesi has a first-class Mozart orchestra...Pianist, orchestra and conductor form a well-established team.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Edinburgh 1742 - BBC Music Magazine

4½ Stars
'Ensemble Marsyas afford all due splendour to ravishing largos, martial pomp to rousing allegros, and high-spirited dance steps to Menuets...an assured disc of horn-infused Baroque finery.'
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Phantasm - Tye - BBC Music Magazine

4½ Stars
'...the consort's percussive energy brings a contemporary feel to proceedings and the result, beautifully recorded in Boxgrove Priory, turns out to be very convincing.'
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Thomas Sondergard - Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 6 - Hi-Fi News

'...a wonderful opening clarinet solo, pp, that raises great expectations for what follows - a peformance that's absorbing right through.'
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Dunedin Consort - Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 - De Standaard

4 Stars
'Een koortje van solostemmen, een secuur musicerend orkestje en uitgekiende tempo's houden elk detail tegen het licht.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Edinburgh 1742 - MusicWeb International

'In all five Concerti Grossi the Edinburgh-based Ensemble Marsyas play with impeccable stylistic elegance...decidedly pleasing...'
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Robin Ticciati & DSO - Debussy & Faure - RBB Kulturradio

4 Stars
CD-Tipp: 'Splendid glitzernde Farbfluten von deliziöser Feinheit, sogar eine ganze Sprinkleranlage klanglicher Differenzierung nimmt bei dieser CD für sich ein.'
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Robin Ticciati & DSO - Debussy & Faure - BR Klassik

CD-Tipp: 'Magdalena Kožená is the ideal interpreter for this charming song cycle...'
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Phantasm - Tye - All Music

4½ Stars
'Phantasm demonstrates that Tye was capable, assured, and even daring in his contrapuntal invention...'
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Dunedin Consort - Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 - BBC Radio Scotland 'Classics Unwrapped'

'Good line up including the wonderful baritone Peter Harvey whose voice and intelligence shines through in everything he does.'
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Corinne Morris & SCO - Chrysalis - BBC Radio Scotland 'Classics Unwrapped'

Album of the Week: '…a thoughtful, beautifully-paced prelude…stylish playing.'
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Dunedin Consort - Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 - Klassieke Zaken

'Butt takes the time to give Monteverdi's emotional power its full weight, well over four centuries after the emergence of this amazing music.'
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Dunedin Consort - Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 - Opus Klassiek

'This new recording of the Vespers may therefore be considered as one of the best of its kind'.
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KUNIKO - J.S. Bach: Solo Works for Marimba - Gramophone

'That relaxed, effortless flow of sound is enticing...'
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Phantasm - Dowland: Lachrimae - Gramophone

2017 Early Music Award Winner: 'Freshly informed performances of the highest calibre.'
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Robin Ticciati & DSO - Debussy & Faure - Gramophone

'It suits Ticciati’s considered way with Debussy uncommonly well. Everything is beautifully balanced and clear. Shifts in colour and texture are carefully teased out...'
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Phantasm - Tye - Gramophone

'This collection of his complete consort music throws up surprise after surprise – a revelation of a recording that offers a startling perspective on a familiar musical landscape.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Edinburgh 1742 - Gramophone

Editor's Choice: 'Emilie Renard is the soprano here, and no less boldly magnificent is she than the horns that blow through not only this piece but virtually the whole disc like an invigorating and cleansing wind.'
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KUNIKO - J.S. Bach: Solo Works for Marimba - Crescendo

'Kuniko interprets Bach's works with a deep understanding of the polyphonic structures. Worth a listen!'
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