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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.


Claire Martin & Ray Gelato - We've Got A World That Swings - Lynn News (Live Review)

'A celebration of the great Swing duets is what we were promised and boy, these two certainly deliver.'
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Phantasm - Dowland: Lachrimae - Gramophone

Choice: 'These are poignant performances of music steeped in melancholy and given a deep beauty by Elizabeth Kenny and Phantasm, led by Laurence Dreyfus: a really wonderful Dowland recording.'
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Phantasm - Dowland: Lachrimae - The Sunday Times

'The performances are elegant, rich-textured and beautifully phrased. Affecting.'
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IBO - Concerti Bizarri - MusicWeb International

'All of [the players] deliver wonderful performances. I should probably mention Peter Whelan because his solo part in Graupner's concerto is very virtuosic and he delivers an impressive performance.'
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Scottish Ensemble - Debussy & Takemitsu - Classical CD Choice

'The pieces arranged by Jonathan Morton (who conducts the Scottish ensemble) are done with such musicality and sensitivity here that only the most unbending of listeners will be able to resist their charm...The Debussy items alone are worth the price of admission.'
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Phantasm - Dowland: Lachrimae - Andrew Benson-Wilson Blog

'gorgeous'
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RSNO - Serebrier Conducts Adler - The Observer

4 Stars
'The American composer Samuel Adler's sixth symphony is so loud, frantic and brilliantly exciting it will blow you across the room. In three movements it crackles with electric energy...'
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Phantasm - Dowland: Lachrimae - The Observer

5 Stars
'...played by Phantasm with their expressive warmth and exquisite subtlety.'
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Barb Jungr - Shelter From The Storm - AXS

'Her voice rises up from the depths of despair to indeed provide hope for troubled times...Jungr, a critically acclaimed, fearless powerhouse of a vocalist, wears her heart on her sleeve come what may.'
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Scottish Opera - HMS Pinafore - BBC Music Magazine

4 Stars
Opera Choice: 'As a full modern recording without dialogue, this is definitely recommendable.'
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Phantasm - Dowland: Lachrimae - The Irish Times

5 Stars
'a gripping performance'
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Phantasm - Dowland: Lachrimae - Early Music Review

5 Stars
'The organic development of motifs, the constant attention to melodic beauty, the stomach-churning harmonic volte faces make the complete publication a masterpiece...a valuable addition to our understanding of this remarkable publication, and Dreyfus and Kenny's excellent programme notes give us further valuable players' insights into this extraordinary music.'
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Aldeburgh Strings - Britten: Serenade - Forum Opera

4 Stars
« Le piano de Lorenzo Soulès en offre une interprétation étincelante...Le raffinement de Britten est servi en maître dans ce jalon d'une musique. »
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Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble & Trevor Pinnock - Mozart: Gran Partita - The New Listener

„Dabei sind stets die zentralen Stimmen gut hörbar und lassen einen fein abgewogenen Kontrapunkt entstehen."
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Scottish Ensemble - Debussy & Takemitsu - Classic FM

'The reason for getting it though is the opportunity it gives to appreciate some rarely heard music.'
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Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - J.S. Bach: Complete Sonatas & Partitas - Hi-Fi+

'The musicality of Luolajan-Mikkola's performance commands respect as does the sheer dexterity of his playing, especially in his magisterial account, for example, of the Presto in the Partita No 1 in E minor. It is such an exuberant display that we are left almost breathless with excitement...'
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Claire Martin & Ray Gelato - We've Got A World That Swings - Jazzwise

4 Stars
'It's an album that strikes all the right notes, played and sung with a real joie de vivre.'
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Claire Martin & Ray Gelato - We've Got A World That Swings - InTune International

'One to share for its toe-tapping rhythm and joi-de-vive!'
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Dunedin Consort - J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos - The Strad

'Bernardini offers proficient, well-articulated readings of Bach's two solo violin concertos, her buoyant, small-scale orchestral accompaniment spawning light, spruce textures in the outer movements and making inner detail clearly audible.'
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Palladian Ensemble - An Excess of Pleasure - Fanfare

'In excellent sound, it's great to have this back in the catalogue.'
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