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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 & DSO - Debussy & Faure - All Music

4 Stars
'This marks the first release with Robin Ticciati leading the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, and it makes the requisite splash...a fine French program for all.'
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Sollazzo Ensemble - Parle qui veut - All Music

4½ Stars
Best of 2017: 'The ensemble's pure instrumental sonorities and virtuosic singing make this album a delightful introduction to medieval music, and the recorded sound makes the listening experience a pleasure.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Edinburgh 1742 - Early Music Review

'This terrific CD, bustling with energy and creativity, gives a vivid impression of Edinburgh in 1742...'
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Robin Ticciati & DSO - Debussy & Faure - MusicWeb International

'La Mer...has both refinement, as shown by his meticulous observance of the many small details in the score, and also power.'
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Sollazzo Ensemble - Parle qui veut - Early Music Review

'...when I put on this CD I was instantly captivated by the superb performances...Magical!'
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Sollazzo Ensemble - Parle qui veut - Early Music America

'This is an exceptional performance; it is full of vitality and enthusiasm, facility and flexibility...'
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Francesco Piemontesi, SCO & Andrew Manze - Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 26 - Piano News

'Piemontesi demonstrates his excellent virtuosity, particularly in the solo cadenzas...All in all, a successful recording.'
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Florian Boesch - Schumann & Mahler: Lieder - BBC Music Magazine

5 Stars
'Boesch's flexible and rich-grained baritone blends with the colourful support of Malcolm Martineau at the piano to offer splendidly characterised accounts...'
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Florian Boesch - Schumann & Mahler: Lieder - Das Opernglas

'One does not know what one should admire more about Boesch's interpretation, the extremely beautiful, velvety voice, his subtle interpretation of every word, the ever-natural-sounding singing or his ability to reach the heart of a song...'
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Sollazzo Ensemble - Parle qui veut - Diapason

Diapason d'Or: 'The musicians led by Anna Danilevskaia bring a bold freshness to these songs, which, driven by their passion, reveal a bright and picturesque Middle Ages.'
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Corinne Morris & SCO - Chrysalis - The Strad

'In Morris's hands, these miniatures spring to life and have a sparkle that is captivating...an attractive and well-recorded programme of Baroque and Classical repertory.'
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Robin Ticciati & DSO - Debussy & Faure - HiFi & Records

'First and foremost, the album provides a welcome contribution to the repertoire.'
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Sollazzo Ensemble - Parle qui veut - BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'

'These ancient works come off the page with a freshness and immediacy that’s compelling...Quite a debut!'
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Sollazzo Ensemble - Parle qui veut - The Arts Desk

Disc of the Year: 'Sollazzo Ensemble's exuberant collection of medieval songs is my disc of the year.'
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Dunedin Consort - Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 - Crescendo

Joker Award: 'Excellence à laquelle contribue le Dunnedin Consort sous une direction empreinte de réserve, d'intériorité et d'émotion musicale.'
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Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble & Oliver Knussen - Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale - Hi-Fi News

Sound Quality 75%: 'The Royal Academy players are brilliantly responsive to Stravinsky’s jazzy score: brass and winds especially.'
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Robin Ticciati & DSO - Debussy & Faure - Hi-Fi News

4½ Stars
Sound Quality: 85%: 'Debussy's six Verlaine settings...displays Kožená's fine musicianship...'
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RSNO - A Christmas Festival - Ich Habe Gehoert Blogspot

'... the arrangements range from charming to dramatic.'
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Florian Boesch - Schumann & Mahler: Lieder - Pizzicato

'The interpretations are intriguingly evocative and I cannot remember hearing Mahler's ‘Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen’ this atmospheric.'
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Dunedin Consort - J.S. Bach: Magnificat - Musicophiles Blog

5 Stars
'...one of the most beautiful versions around, and combined with Linn's excellent recording skills, this is very much worth having.'
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