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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.


Jonathan Freeman-Attwood - Faure - International Record Review

'...it’s a fascinating insight into an important educational workshop, and assured performances from Freeman-Attwood and Howat also make it a musical experience in its own right. The recorded sound is in the usual Linn top-drawer league.'
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - Gramophone

Recording of the Month: ‘Fliter draws so much from the music…She is a virtuoso of the first order…a gem of a disc.’
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John Butt - Bach WTC - The Scotsman

4 Stars
‘Butt’s infectious interpretations are as dazzling as they are intellectually challenging…a box of heavenly delights.’
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - The Telegraph

5 Stars
'Lyrical gifts are manifest throughout a gorgeous disc...'
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Jonathan Freeman-Attwood - Faure - BBC Music Magazine

4 Stars
'...they embody the deceptively easygoing lyricism of Fauré's songs, making this an unexpected treasure trove of his melodic invention.'
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - Hi-Fi News

Album Choice: 'Boldly individual she's particularly thoughtful in the quiet tracks, while in, say, the thunderous F-minor (no.18) you never feel that her powerful sound will run out of reserves.'
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - The Times

'The 24 Preludes of Op. 28 roll by with the sensitivity that is always Fliter’s hallmark...'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - London Jazz

'...a wondrous collection of old and new songs...[with] an outstanding band.'
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Jonathan Freeman-Attwood - Faure - Gramophone

'Freeman-Attwood has a warm timbre and he phrases the often simple melodic lines appealingly, catching their stylistic differences admirably...The result is a most attractive anthology, naturally balanced and recorded.'
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - SA-CD.net

4 Stars
'Fliter, and this follow-up recital continues to shows her to be a performer of great distinction in Chopin's solo piano works.'
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - Sinfini Music

4 Stars
Norman Lebrecht Album of the Week: 'Some miraculous moments and a point of view that's as distinctive as it is persuasive sets Ingrid Fliter's Chopin apart from the competition.'
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Phantasm - Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems - The Observer

4 Stars
'luminous clarity'
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - The Scotsman

4 Stars
'Fliter elicits all their respective characters with a poetic touch and engaging charm...overall it's a delight.'
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - The Guardian

'...a torrential account of the B flat minor prelude, as exciting as any I've ever heard, and a fiercely dramatic one of the F minor, both performances that get well rewarded for the risks they take.'
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Jonathan Freeman-Attwood - Faure - MusicWeb International

'An interesting and well executed première performance.'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - Choice Magazine

'An album full of delights and surprises.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - The Sunday Times

Classical CD of the Week: 'Ticciati adopts near-ideal tempi, refusing to drag in the slow movements...and he is propulsive in Schumann's energetic, animated allegros.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - Pizzicato

4 Stars
'...everything seems to be about motion in these particularly fine Schumann performances...'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

'...there's tons of class throughout Time and Place. Half the intrigue lies in exactly that, the blend of the genteel with the git-down, the acumen in conflating two worlds to come up with a third...'
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Claire Martin - Time & Place - Daily Info, Oxford (LIVE REVIEW)

‘Tonight's was a programme I wasn't expecting; nonetheless, I melted into its warm, soothing embrace, and I'll be dancing in the dark for a few hours yet.’
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