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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.


Scottish Chamber Orchestra - 40th Anniversary Edition - BBC Radio 3 'Building A Library'

'...achieves detail in balance and texture...'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - HighResMac

'beautiful and surprising facets' / 'schöne und überraschende Facetten'
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The Avison Ensemble - Corelli: Opus 1 & 3 - International Record Review

'…mesmerizing performances…there is none better!'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - International Record Review

'Butt directs an at once powerful and attractively nuanced performance of the Requiem.'
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The Avison Ensemble - Corelli: Opus 1 & 3 - InfoDad.com

4 Stars
'The excellent SACD sound provides an aura of both intimacy and clarity to the sonatas, and the performances are so well paced and transparently balanced that it is hard to imagine better readings.'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - AudioStream

'Download of the Week': 'The sound of this recording is first rate.'
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The Avison Ensemble - Corelli: Opus 1 & 3 - AllMusic.com

4 Stars
'Britain's Avison Ensemble has a homogeneous, silvery tone that serves the music well, emphasizing its classic qualities...'
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The Avison Ensemble - Corelli: Opus 1 & 3 - MusicWeb International

'enjoyable'
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The Avison Ensemble - Corelli: Opus 5 - American Record Guide

'The notes are thorough and interesting; the sound is excellent also.'
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Ingrid Fliter - Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos - Fono Forum

5 Stars
'...ist einfach beglückend.'
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra - 40th Anniversary Edition - MusicWeb International

'...a world away from what you normally expect to hear from Wagner, and the transparency of the sound...allows the winds to come through with more clarity and equality...'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - Choir & Organ

5 Stars
'Beautifully paced and using period instruments in a chamber-like recording, the classical brass and woodwind create just the right ambience and drama when needed.'
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Ensemble Marsyas - Zelenka Sonatas - Positive Feedback Online

'The realism and dimensionality with this fine Linn release should not be missed.'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - Radio Klara

5 Stars
One of Flemish Radio Klara's 'Top 10' picks
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Sivan Magen - Fantasien - Pizzicato

'Eine traumhaft schöne Aufnahme, gut für eine Weltflucht...'
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Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble & Trevor Pinnock - Bruckner: Symphonie No. 2 - Hi-Fi News

'The textures in the symphony are endlessly fascinating...more importantly, the performance has both depth and beauty...'
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The Avison Ensemble - Corelli: Opus 1 & 3 - ClassicsToday.com

5 Stars
'reference-quality performances'
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Ingrid Fliter - Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos - Pizzicato

4 Stars
'Fliter is an outstanding performer in both of Chopin’s Concertos, and her sonorous though also poetic playing is complemented by a very transparent [and] rhetoric orchestral sound.'
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Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - Hi-Fi News

'Album Choice': 'Butt’s direction is akin to cleaning an old painting, the colours emerging with a new vividness. An important realisation of a well-loved work.'
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Magnificat - The Tudors At Prayer - BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'

'...delicious chromatic harmonies...'
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