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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.


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

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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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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - Audiophile.no

'a world-class performance'
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Karen Cargill - Mahler: Lieder - Pizzicato

'Der Pianist Simon Lepper ist dagegen fantastisch. Sein Klavierspiel ist enorm feinfühlig und er geht das Wagnis ein, surreale Klänge und impressionistische Farben miteinzubringen, was insbesondere den Liedern von Alma Mahler gut tut.'
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Various - Linn Super Audio Surround Collection Volume 7 Sampler - Audiophile Audition

4 Stars
'What we have are excellent and well thought-out recordings that sound real, and will bring out the best in your system...'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - Pizzicato

Supersonic Award: 'This is without any doubt one of the best recordings ever made of this work...'
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Magnificat - The Tudors At Prayer - BBC Music Magazine

5 Stars
'Director Philip Cave creates some revelatory readings...For clarity, nuance and intimacy, Magnificat's 18 vocalists are unmatched.'
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Magnificat - The Tudors At Prayer - International Record Review

'...displays the great strengths of Magnificat: a wonderful purity of tone, a direct vocal focus which illuminates the polyphonic lines with startling clarity and a lovely sense of long-breathed lines interweaving gracefully in a richly detailed whole.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Fasch - Early Music Review

'...an overwhelmingly joyful listening experience...'
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Karen Cargill - Mahler: Lieder - BBC Music Magazine

'And Karen Cargill's beautifully integrated, smoky mezzo reveals the full stature of these songs [by Alma], just as Simon Lepper relishes their fearless piano writing.'
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Jonathan Freeman-Attwood - Faure - The Times

4 Stars
'fascinating'
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