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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.


Scottish Ensemble - Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich - BBC Music Magazine

4 Stars
'Expertly played, immaculately paced and skilfully shaped...'
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SCO Winds - Mozart: Divertimenti - BBC Music Magazine

4 Stars
'...exuberant performances, recorded with real presence.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - BBC Music Magazine

'Building A Library' Recommended Recording of Schumann's Symphony No. 2
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Big Screen - Take One - The Guardian

'There are some smart reharmonisations... Newton - a pianist with a sublime touch, a rich harmonic imagination and understated power to surprise - is ripplingly graceful on a whispering Chariots of Fire, light-stepping and jubilant (over Skelton's crisp brushwork and Farmer's walk) on Hello Young Lovers and Ole Man River.'
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Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - The Observer

5 Stars
'... an album that you just can't stop playing.'
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KUNIKO - Xenakis: IX - The Guardian

4 Stars
'Kuniko takes on the 1978 dance score Pléïades, and treats its effervescent textures to a loose, sensual swing.'
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KUNIKO - Xenakis: IX - AllMusic

'Highly recommended.'
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KUNIKO - Xenakis: IX - SA-CD.net

5 Stars
'Her thrilling performance of this remarkable piece [Pléïades] is astonishingly confident and absolutely hypnotic.'
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Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - BBC Radio 2 'Weekend Wogan'

'A good record.'
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Thomas Sondergard - Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 7 - Audiophile Audition

4 Stars
'Two Sibelius gems superbly played and recorded.'
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Boston Baroque - Monteverdi: Ulisse - The Sunday Times

Classical Album of the Week: '...emotionally wrenching...Fernando Guimaraes's Ulysses is heartbreaking.'
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KUNIKO - Xenakis: IX - Blouin Art Info

'...a totally fulfilling, all encompassing experience.'
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Thomas Sondergard - Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 7 - Sinfini Music

'[Sondergard's Seventh Symphony] feels nicely organic with some delectable moments of musical blossoming, not least towards the signature trombone solo.'
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Karen Cargill - Mahler: Lieder - New Criterion (Live Review)

'Cargill sang them [Alma Mahler's Funf Lieder] sensibly and beautifully.'
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KUNIKO - Xenakis: IX - NPR Music ‘Deceptive Cadence’

'A terrific all-Xenakis affair.'
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Karen Cargill - Mahler: Lieder - New York Times (Live Review)

'[Karen] possesses startling power and a creamy middle range...'
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Thomas Sondergard - Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 7 - The Observer

4 Stars
'...intense and rigorous...'
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Big Screen - Take One - London Jazz News

'...this highly professional trio have duly delivered a highly polished album, beautifully recorded...'
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Big Screen - Take One - Soul and Jazz and Funk

'Driving force behind the combo is drummer Matt Skelton...'
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Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - Marlbank

'...clever, lyrically strong album...'
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