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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 & Joe Stilgoe Live At Crazy Coqs

5 Stars
'The syncopated excellence of Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe has to be seen (and heard) to be believed.'
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Scottish Ensemble - Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich - Pizzicato

'The Shostakovich transcription has an expressivity that goes well with the music.'
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Big Screen - Take One - The Observer

4 Stars
'When it comes to bold originality and delicacy of touch, Newton is unbeatable...You'll be amazed by the transformations that emerge.'
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Ann Murray - Brahms & Schumann: Lieder - Pizzicato

,,Das sind gelebte und erfühlte Aufführungen, von denen man sich gerne unterhalten lässt.''
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Scottish Ensemble - Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich - Classical CD Choice

'Here is a sterling example: while both of these pieces have enjoyed recommendable interpretations before, this particular coupling - performed with suitable panache - allows the listener to compare two great Russian masters from different eras.'
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SCO Winds - Mozart: Divertimenti - The Irish Times

4 Stars
'special appeal'
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - YLE Klassinen

'Jo pelkästään preludien ansiosta nostan Fliterin levyn yhdeksi viime vuosien parhaista Chopin-levytyksistä...'
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SCO Winds - Mozart: Divertimenti - MusicWeb International

'...there is a beautifully warm feel to the sound...The whole air of the disc is exceptionally genial and I enjoyed it immensely.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - Classica

«On apprécie d'autant plus Ia finesse et Ia musicalité de certains pupitres (clarinette, hautbois) qui donnent véritablement un supplément d'âme à leur lecture et n'enferment pas Ia musique dans des éclairages monochromes ou bien, à l'inverse, dans une démonstration purement virtuose.»
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John Butt - Bach WTC - International Record Review

IRR Outstanding: ‘John Butt's Olympian traversal is destined to be remembered…as a significant and enduring musical landmark. Be under no illusions – this is a colossal and revelatory feat, and a major addition both to the current Bach discography and to contemporary performance scholarship.’
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - AllMusic.com

4 Stars
'compelling'
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Scottish Ensemble - Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich - BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’

'Jonathon Morton's intelligent arrangement of Shostakovich's 2nd string quartet is the coupling...It's an enjoyable recording...'
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Scottish Ensemble - Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich - The Observer

4 Stars
'The Scottish Ensemble's crystal-clear playing is a joy.'
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SCO Winds - Mozart: Divertimenti - The Sunday Herald Scotland (Live Review)

5 Stars
'Superb playing, great characterisation and marvellous music-making from the splendid SCO wind gang.'
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SCO Winds - Mozart: Divertimenti - The Sunday Times

'The SCO wind soloists play the rare original scoring for six players - darker in timbre and sparer in texture - with brio.'
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SCO Winds - Mozart: Divertimenti - The Perth Courier (Live Review)

'And as for the players? Undoubtedly six of the very best.'
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Scottish Ensemble - Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich - The Telegraph

4 Stars
'Jonathan Morton's Scottish Ensemble reveal new spectrums of colour in Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.'
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SCO Winds - Mozart: Divertimenti - Europadisc

'The SCO Wind Soloists combine superb stylishness, period-performance sensibilities and abundant character in performances that are a joy from start to finish.'
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Scottish Ensemble - Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich - SA-CD.net

4 Stars
'An invigorating release.'
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SCO Winds - Mozart: Divertimenti - Pizzicato

,,des ‘Scottish Chamber Orchestra’ spielen frisch und mit viel Vitalität''
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