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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 & SRSO - Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette - BBC Music Magazine

5 Stars
'Robin Ticciati has proved to be a special Berlioz interpreter, and offers an individual, youthful reading driven by crisp detail and translucent textures and Berlioz's vital rhythmic spring.'
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Joe Stilgoe - Songs On Film: The Sequel - In Tune International

'I was quite impressed with the singer's refreshing jazzy take on his personal choice...'
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RSNO - Serebrier Conducts Adler - BBC Music Magazine

'...a well-chiselled rollercoaster ride...Serebrier secures gusto and finesse from the orchestra...'
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Claire Martin & Ray Gelato - We've Got A World That Swings - JazzTimes

'There are few, if any, finer jazz singers than Claire Martin. She's certainly the best the U.K. has produced, with her cunning mix of straight-ahead purity and interpretive legerdemain...There's an impressive bigness to their sound, mirroring the thunderous showmanship of Prima with Keely Smith.'
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Ingrid Fliter & SCO - Schumann & Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos - Crescendo

4½ Stars
« Avec le Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ingrid Fliter et Antonio Mendez nous emmènent dans une interprétation chambriste, associant volontiers luminosité, grâce et délicatesse. La virtuosité sans failles de la pianiste est au service du matériau sonore et des nombreuses dynamiques. » / 'With the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ingrid Fliter and Antonio Mendez capture a chamber interpretation which combines luminosity, grace and delicacy. The flawless virtuosity of the the pianist is at the service of the sound material and its many dynamics.'
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SCO & Sean Shibe - Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise - Herald Scotland

'The most beautiful, resonant and soulful performance of Max's Farewell to Stromness.'
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SCO & Sean Shibe - Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise - McAlister Matheson Music Newsletter

'...played with an irrepressible panache and swinging energy...It's all hugely life-inspiring.'
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Joe Stilgoe - Songs On Film: The Sequel - Jazzwise

4 Stars
'...what came across most forcibly was not only film buff Joe Stilgoe's evident love of this material, but also the infectious joy of performing it...'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Fasch - Forbes

CD of the Week: '...absolutely jumps out of the speakers for the vitality of the performances and the audiophile sound.'
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Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble & Trevor Pinnock - Mozart: Gran Partita - Spiegel

'Mozart's 'Gran Partita' is even more moving when Trevor Pinnock conducts...'
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Gottlieb Wallisch - Piatti Quartet - Mozart: Piano Concertos 12, 13 & 14 - Trusted Reviews

'Moving on to the 24-bit/192kHz recordings of Mozart’s Piano Concertos No.12, 13 & 14 by Gottlieb Wallisch, the timbre of the piano sounded just sublime. The notes kept their definition and shimmer, even when the strings entered with gusto behind.'
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SCO & Sean Shibe - Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise - The Sunday Times

'...this disc affords a fond farewell to the composer and the musical realisation of his adopted Orkney.'
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Robin Ticciati & SRSO - Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette - The Sunday Times

Album of the Week: '...virtuosic and intense string-playing...'
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Robin Ticciati & SRSO - Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette - The Observer

4 Stars
'...orchestrally superb...Katija Dragojevic is a gorgeously warm mezzo'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Handel - Early Music Review

5 Stars
'Mhairi Lawson, as Dafne, and Callum Thorpe, as Apollo, are in complete command of all this glorious music, and bring it to life with enormous dramatic energy, ably partnered by Ensemble Marsyas’s superb playing...'
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Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea - Financial Times

4 Stars
'The mood throughout is one of serenity and grace.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Handel - The Guardian

4 Stars
'...it's the instrumental playing that stands out: pert, shapely, spicy, full of drama.'
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Phantasm - Dowland: Lachrimae - Süddeutsche Zeitung

„Phantasm hat diesen Einstünder ihrem Namen entsprechend phantastisch eingespielt" /'Phantasm have rendered this hour of music in a manner befitting their name – fantastically...'
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SCO & Sean Shibe - Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise - The Observer

4 Stars
'...it makes a worthy and deeply felt portrait of Max's Orkney.'
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Phantasm - Dowland: Lachrimae - AllMusic

5 Stars
'...their expert interpretations have the characteristic mix of poetic melancholy and courtly elegance that define Dowland's music...Highly recommended.'
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