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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.


Boston Baroque - Biber: The Mystery Sonatas - The Strad

'Christina Day Martinson makes light of the virtuosity of this deeply profound music...The recorded sound and balance are exemplary.'
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Gothic Voices - The Dufay Spectacle - Gramophone

Editor's Choice: 'What a pleasure, then, to be able to welcome this Dufay recording as matching all the qualities that made Gothic Voices absolute leaders in the field.'
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Richard Egarr - One Byrde in Hande - All Music

4½ Stars
'...a vivid portrait of perhaps the most original and influential keyboard composer before Johann Sebastian Bach.'
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Thomas Sondergard - Sibelius: Finlandia - MusicWeb International

'This is a full-throated big hall reading of the Suite which is given a most impressive symphonic impulse. These recordings and readings equate integrity with restraint and warrant being played at a higher than usual volume.'
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Boston Baroque - Biber: The Mystery Sonatas - Audiophile Audition

'The gifts of Ms. Martinson are on full display...The booklet, notes, and packaging are luxuriously first rate.'
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Richard Egarr - One Byrde in Hande - The Sunday Times

'It’s breathtakingly inventive music, and played accordingly.'
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Gothic Voices - The Dufay Spectacle - Kerk en Leven

'The British ensemble Gothic Voices presents a selection of Dufay's work in a beautiful album.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - ResMusica

'A very beautiful, fascinating, original and audacious interpretation...'
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Boston Baroque - Biber: The Mystery Sonatas - Infodad

'There are scarcely enough superlatives to say how well Martinson’s handling of this magnificent music works.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - Hi-Fi News

Sound Quality 85%: 'Ticciati has prepared this cycle as his final SCO project, and these are highly intelligent readings, finely engineered.'
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Adler - One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration - MusicWeb International

'These are warm, polished and convincing performances, well-rehearsed, with immaculate ensemble in each case. All of the works have been recorded in top-notch sound.'
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Boston Baroque - Biber: The Mystery Sonatas - MDR Kultur

'Her violin playing is characterised by great emotionality [and] her playing technique is excellent...'
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Gothic Voices - The Dufay Spectacle - BR Klassik

CD-Tipp: 'For all the clarity of the presentation - and this is exemplary, even when instruments are added - the expression always comes first.'
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Jacques Imbrailo - Sibelius & Rachmaninov: Songs - The Sunday Times

'The programme...allows the South African baritone Imbrailo to show the full range of his considerable power and compass.'
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Gothic Voices - The Dufay Spectacle - Stemband

'Gothic Voices is geen koor, maar wel een vocaal ensemble. Hun prachtige vertolking van motetten en chansons van Guillaume Dufay, klinkt zoals in de tijd van onze grote componist.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - Classica

Recording of the Month: 'The young British conductor radically revisits Brahms' four symphonies by questioning decades of musical interpretations and rediscoveries.'
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Royal Academy of Music and Juilliard School Brass - Gabrieli for Brass - Giornale della Musicale

'This resonates well in the acoustics of the St. Jude-on-the-Hill London church where sonatas and instrumental songs have been recorded with the usual and proverbial care that distinguishes the small and independent Scottish record company.'
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Gothic Voices - The Dufay Spectacle - MusicWeb International

'...with this beautifully produced CD more instruments have been added, producing a disc of greater colour and variety...'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - Klassiskmusikk.com

5 Stars
6/6: 'You will, I hope, find these readings exciting and moving in equal measure, and I can hardly recommend them to you strongly enough'
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Jacques Imbrailo - Sibelius & Rachmaninov: Songs - The Scotsman

4 Stars
'Baritone Jacques Imbrailo and pianist Alisdair Hogarth highlight the similarities and contrasts in this delightfully nuanced recording.'
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