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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.


Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - Philly.com

'Pianist of the Year':'...the Argentine seems to be at a new level of depth and individuality. The fingers are as dazzling as ever...'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - da Volkskrant

#23 in da Volksrant's 'Best Albums of 2014' of all genres
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - BBC Music Magazine

4 Stars
‘…[Fliter] brings a powerful and individual voice to the Preludes...The Mazurkas are excellently judged…The two Nocturnes end the CD on a poetic note…’
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - Inside Story

'No new release has given me greater pleasure in 2014 than conductor Robin Ticciati's survey of the four symphonies of Schumann with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - Audiophile Audition

'Linn has given their all to Ticciati, and it sounds splendid.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - The Sunday Times

#9 ‘Classical Record of the Year’: ‘In a competitive year, Ticciati’s lithe, youthful accounts of the great works produced the trump card.’
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John Butt - Bach WTC - The Herald Scotland

'...there is brawn, wit and chutzpah behind pretty much everything [Butt] does.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - Fanfare

'...one of the best-sounding Schumann cycles in years. No detail of these meticulously prepared, superbly executed performances escapes the attention of the Linn engineers...'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - musica Dei donum

'very impressive performance'
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Jonathan Freeman-Attwood - Faure - International Record Review

'...it’s a fascinating insight into an important educational workshop, and assured performances from Freeman-Attwood and Howat also make it a musical experience in its own right. The recorded sound is in the usual Linn top-drawer league.'
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - Gramophone

Recording of the Month: ‘Fliter draws so much from the music…She is a virtuoso of the first order…a gem of a disc.’
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John Butt - Bach WTC - AllMusic.com

5 Stars
'Editor's Choice': 'John Butt's set on Linn warrants attention, not only for being a rarity, but more importantly for the extraordinary quality of his interpretations...Highly recommended.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - BBC Radio 3 'CD Review Building a Library'

'Robin Ticciati with the finely responsive Scottish Chamber Orchestra has more romantic instincts.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - The Arts Desk

'The Scottish Chamber Orchestra's playing is magnificent, and Linn's recorded sound is impeccable.'
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John Butt - Bach WTC - The Scotsman

4 Stars
‘Butt’s infectious interpretations are as dazzling as they are intellectually challenging…a box of heavenly delights.’
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Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes - The Telegraph

5 Stars
'Lyrical gifts are manifest throughout a gorgeous disc...'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Fasch - BBC Music Magazine

5 Stars
'Orchestral Choice': 'Full of playful contrapuntal ideas and energetic passagework...this music positively flourishes in the hands of the Ensemble Marsyas.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - BBC Music Magazine

5 Stars
'Orchestral Choice': 'The Adagio of Symphony No. 2 is beautifully done, with a coda that really tugs at the heartstrings...the interpretations...will reward repeated hearing.'
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Garden of Early Delights - Pamela Thorby & Andrew Lawrence-King - Fanfare

'In short, a delightful album.'
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Magnificat - Spem in alium - Fanfare

'...these are renditions of astonishing beauty.'
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