Scottish Ensemble - Britten - Music Week

Glasgow-based indie Linn has built a first-rate classical catalogue since the early Nineties, largely out of strong British talent. The label's latest title applies this successful formula to works of Benjamin Britten's early maturity, crowned by a strikingly individual, elegantly lyrical account of the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. Rising-star tenor Toby Spence is on excellent form here and also in a richly coloured performance of Les Illuminations. Linn's subtle surround sound is in the demonstration class.

07 February 2005