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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.


Dunedin Consort - Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 - Stereophile

5 Stars
Recording of the Month: 'When the score calls for sheer tenderness, they fairly melt into the music, every subtlety heard and felt. And yet it's never precious. This remarkably honest reading balances the holy with the dazzling.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - BBC Music Magazine

5 Stars
Recording of the Month: 'These are revelatory performances that make you listen afresh to this wonderful life-enhancing music.'
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Adler - One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration - BBC Music Magazine

'...it's hard to beat the dancing simplicity of Into the Radiant Boundaries of Light for viola and guitar, or Ports of Call for guitar and two violins - a sunny guide to the Mediterranean calling points of Jewish refugees...Adler in a nutshell.'
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Royal Academy of Music and Juilliard School Brass - Gabrieli for Brass - MDR Kultur

CD Tipp
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Barb Jungr – Every Grain of Sand Live – Wales Arts Review

'Tonight’s mesmerising concert confirmed Jungr as an exceptional live performer and a singer truly worthy of the role that she’s taken upon herself as Dylan’s earthly messenger.'
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Francesco Piemontesi, SCO & Andrew Manze - Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 26 - MusicWeb International

'...Manze and Piemontesi are so compelling in this that I found myself appreciating the work more.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - The Arts Desk

'Magical moments abound...this is the best recent recording of [No. 3] I've heard.'
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RSNO - Beaser: Guitar Concerto - The New Criterion

'Fisk plays brilliantly. His sound is strong yet sensuous. The RSNO under the direction of conductor José Serebrier play their hearts out, with a sound that is full and rich, yet also transparent.'
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Phantasm - Dowland: Lachrimae (Live) - The Arts Desk

'The lush dissonances teased out during the pavans were deliciously wistful and the rhythmic interplay displayed in the dance movements gave an infectious, impish quality with a real swing.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - Online Merker

'This new recording with the SCO is no less than THE Brahms of our day.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Farewell Concert - Dvorak - The Guardian

5 Stars
'Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra injected zest and sparkle, with brilliant ensemble, characterful solos and, in every detail, breathtaking finesse. The cheers went on and on.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - Gramophone

'Ticciati's is lean and quite dazzlingly transparent. Listening with score in hand, I marvelled at the conductor's meticulous observance of Brahms's markings. Nearly every instruction regarding dynamics, phrasing and articulation is accounted for.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - The Guardian

5 Stars
CD of the Week: 'What stands out is the sheer range of sound and colour Ticciati has at his disposal...the playing is unfailingly vivid.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - The Scotsman

5 Stars
'There is enticing detail in these performances...and there is a truly natural sense of expression that highlights the genuine beauty in Brahms.'
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SCO Winds - Beethoven: Music for Winds - Pizzicato

'... a lot of freshness, vitality and color.'
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Phantasm - Tye - Millennium of Music

'Phantasm are skilled musical tour guides to Tye’s challenging terrain.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - Kulturradio RBB

CD der Woche: Robin Ticciati liefert eine schöne und raue Interpretation, flott, glasklar und trotzdem schön warm in der Anmutung.
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Farewell Concert - Dvorak - Edinburgh49

4 Stars
'Everybody knew they were in for something special. Robin and the band did not disappoint.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Farewell Concert - Dvorak - The Herald

4 Stars
'Ticciati’s final season concert as principal conductor was an occasion to remember...'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - Spiegel

'Alles fließt, alles strömt, diese Fülle präparieren Ticciati und das Scottish Chamber Orchester detailfreudig und präzise heraus.'
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