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Image Roméo et Juliette
Robin Ticciat's deserved reputation as one fo the great Berliozian's of our age is evident on this recording, his second, with the award-winning Swedish Radio Symphony. Romeo et Juliette was considered a pinnacle of French Romanticism and a brilliant example of Berlioz's orchestral mastery. The piece is one of the most original conceptions of the 19th century - deftly poised between symphony and stage drama. Robin Ticciati fully communicates the range of Berlioz's imagination; he brings an innate understanding of the romanticism of the music and succeeds in delivering a performance that is brimming with color.

kr. 179,95
Image L'Enfance du Christ
Robin Ticciati, conductor
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Yann Beuron: Narrator
Véronique Gens: Virgin Mary
Stephan Loges: Joseph
Alastair Miles: Father of the Family

Ticciati cements his reputation as an outstanding Berliozian with his latest recording, L'enfance du Christ, featuring the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.


kr. 239,95
Image Violin Concertos
Cecilia Bernardini, violin
Huw Daniel, violin
Alfredo Bernardini, oboe

Dunedin Consort / John Butt

Dunedin Consort's formidable reputation for performing Bach is set to scale new heights with this highly anticipated recording.

Dutch-Italian violinist Cecilia Bernardini takes a break from leader duties as she steps into the spotlight to deliver a virtuoso performance under the direction of Bach specialist John Butt OBE.

kr. 139,95
Image Christmas Oratorio
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ i Politiken:
SKAL DER ET ordentligt skud kvalitets-underholdning til juledagene under træet, er skotske Dunedin Consorts fantastiske udgave af Bachs ’Juleoratorium’ det bedste bud.

Optagelsen formår at balancere fornemt mellem den perfekte lyd og en følelse af nærvær, der får historien til at leve.

The Dunedin Consort has established a reputation as one of the finest period performance choirs around, under the direction of prize-winning historical performance specialist John Butt OBE.

kr. 239,95
Image Bach Orchestral Suites & Harpsichord Concerto
"Full of alert characterisation ... this disc gets better and better." (Gramophone)

A crisp performance of a selection of Bach's orchestral music by the inimitable The Norwegian Baroque Orchestra. The orchestra is gathered from the best players on period instruments all over Norway and the Nordic area -with international supplements. The orchestra has collaborated widely with a number of conductors -most notably the Norwegian harpsichordist Ketil Haugsand and the British conductor Andrew Parrott.


kr. 149,95
Image Symphony No. 101 (LP)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Robin Ticciati

Haydn: Symphony No. 101 is the first LP featuring Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's charismatic partnership. To make it extra special this is a 45rpm Supercut, 180g vinyl which gives you everything you love about LPs but more: better dynamics, less noise and a cleaner Hi-Fi response.

kr. 239,95
Image Piano Concerto in A Minor
This new LP from Ingrid Fliter has been eagerly awaited since her previous vinyl release, Chopin: Preludes, which sold out within a year.

This 45 rpm Supercut, 180g vinyl provides the authentic sound of an LP with less noise and a clean Hi-Fi response. The repertoire that Fliter has chosen is near and dear to her heart- the evergreen classic, Robert Schumann’s piano concerto. Ingrid rises to the needs that this romantic work requires, leaning into the shifting harmonic textures and technical difficulties of the work. Ingrid came into the public eye in 2006 when she won the Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a few pianists to have received the honor.

kr. 149,95
Image Solo Works for Marimba
The Japanese percussionist turns to the cello suites and violin sonatas of J.S. Bach for her fourth studio recording with Linn. Arranged for solo marimba, Kuniko gives a unique perspective of these hugely famous and intellectually challenging works. Kuniko’s trademark is her highly sensitive touch, particularly with wooden instruments such as marimba, which gives these interpretations an extremely stripped-down yet natural, organic feel.

kr. 239,95
Image A Christmas Festival
This new recording captures the magic of the season as the RSNO and its Junior Chorus deliver a perfect selection of classic festive favourites in A Christmas Festival. These charming performances show why their joyous, fun-packed Christmas concerts, conducted by the inimitable Christopher Bell, are always a highlight of the Scottish seasonal calendar. The well-chosen programme finds traditional favourites, such as Jingle Bells, In A Cottage In A Wood and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, sitting harmoniously alongside contemporary tunes from Michael Head and Howard Blake (The Snowman, The Bear). An unexpected but brilliant instrumental mash-up up of The Little Dummer Boy with Ravel’s Bolero gives centre-stage to the award-winning RSNO.

kr. 149,95
Image Complete Consort Music
This recording from the award-winning viol consort focuses on an important 16th century composer and radical thinker Christopher Tye.

The English composer is especially bold in his metrical and harmonic experiments embraced within his mystical but surprisingly approachable instrumental works.

kr. 149,95
Image Vespers 1610
The sonic grandeur of Monteverdi's spectacular masterpiece is expertly realized in this recording by John Butt and Dunedin Consort.

Together with the virtuoso players of His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts and a star-studded line up, including Peter Harvey, Joanne Lunn and Nicholas Mulroy, Dunedin Consort delivers the perfect recording to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi's birth.

kr. 239,95
Image Edinburgh 1742: Barsanti & Handel
The popular Ensemble Marsyas returns with a diverse programme of concerti, wind music and Scottish songs by composers Francesco Barsanti and George Frideric Handel, centred around the music composed for The Edinburgh Musical Society.

kr. 149,95
Image Cello works by Haydn, Couperin and Monn
Corinne Morris’s debut concerto recording is a landmark in a career shaped by extraordinary talent and remarkable determination. This evocatively titled recording reflects Corinne’s inspirational journey through a career-halting injury and back out the other side.

kr. 149,95
Image Liszt Transfigured - Operatic Fantasies for Piano
The hugely talented pianist makes his recording debut with the phenomenally difficult Liszt transcriptions of well-known opera melodies. A broad and thoughtful musician, Chiyan Wong’s special interest in the music of Franz Liszt, has led to him perfecting his own editions of these popular operatic fantasies.

kr. 149,95
Image A Soldier's Tale
The fifth recording from the talented students of London’s Royal Academy pairs Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with music by Harrison Birtwistle and Peter Maxwell Davies. For his debut recording with Linn, conductor Oliver Knussen has assembled an impressive cast of contemporary composers for The Soldier’s Tale: Harrison Birtwistle as the soldier and George Benjamin as the Devil, with actress Dame Harriet Walter as the narrator.

kr. 149,95
Image Sonatas and Partitas, BWV1001-1006
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, baroque cello

With two Gramophone Awards to his name and a reputation synonymous with excellence, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola is a musician who is at the top of his profession.

kr. 239,95
Image Symphony No. 6 / Cello Concerto
Maximilian Hornung, cello
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / José Serebrier

Conducting legend José Serebrier, together with the RSNO, performs a programme of works by the hugely influential American composer Samuel Adler, including the world premiere of his Sixth Symphony.

kr. 149,95
Image Apollo e Dafne
Apollo e Dafne, composed by George Frideric Handel in 1709, is a secular cantata, and one of Handel’s most ambitious cantatas. The success of this work was indicative of Handel’s outstanding operatic career which would soon follow its release. Vocal soloists Mhairi Lawson, soprano, and Callum Thorpe, bass, join the ensemble for the cantata. This release also includes two recital pieces for wind band, which shows Ensemble Marsyas’ instrumentalists’ great talent.

kr. 149,95
Image The Masque of Moments
Elizabeth Kenny’s Theatre of the Ayre reveals some of the most extraordinary music of the 17th century on The Masque of Moments, their debut recording for Linn.

‘Theatre of the Ayre…compellingly dramatizing the French Baroque in vocal and instrumental prowess.’
- The Times

kr. 149,95
Image Mary Star Of The Sea
Gothic Voices, the world-famous early music ensemble, makes its Linn debut with a recording celebrating the biblical matriarch Mary. Pieces from contemporary composers Joanne Metcalf and Andrew Smith sit alongside setting of Marian texts from the 13th and 14th centuries.

kr. 149,95
Image 40th Anniversary Edition
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras
Joseph Swensen
Robin Ticciati

This special '40th Anniversary Edition' celebrates the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's fortieth year with a brand new recording of Wagner's Siegfried Idyll conducted by Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati.

kr. 149,95
Image Tavener Conducts Tavener
Cappella Nova / Alan Tavener

Tavener Conducts Tavener charts Cappella Nova's professional and personal connection with the celebrated composer Sir John Tavener.

kr. 149,95
Image Metamorphosen & Symphony for Wind Instruments
Two super groups - the strings led by violinist Markus Däunert (leader of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra), and the winds led by oboeist Nicholas Daniel (whose distinguished career began with him being named BBC Young Musician of the Year) - combine in this, their second recording for Linn.

kr. 149,95
Image Six Sonatas for Solo Violin
Frederieke Saeijs, violin

Frederieke Saeijs' Linn debut sees the Dutch violinist realize a lifelong ambition to put her personal stamp on Ysaÿe's homage to her chosen instrument and its celebrated virtuosos.

kr. 139,95
Image Breathe Freely
Breathe Freely Ensemble:
Paul Curievici (tenor), Phil Gault (baritone) and Laura Margaret Smith (mezzo-soprano) with Pete Furniss (clarinet), Mark Bailey (cello) & Andrew Johnston (piano)

Breathe Freely is a new opera by contemporary Scottish composer Julian Wagstaff.

kr. 149,95
Image Guitar Concerto
Conducting legend José Serebrier, together with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, performs the premiere recording of four works by contemporary American composer, Robert Beaser.

kr. 149,95
Image Concerti Bizarri
Irish Baroque Orchestra / Monica Huggett

Innovative instrumentation, unusual repertoire and an ensemble with a profound knowledge of historical performance practice makes this Irish Baroque Orchestra Linn debut unmissable.

This programme of 18th century concertos is an attractive listening tour through the German courts, revealing unknown jewels.

The soloists, including Lisa Beznosiuk (OAE), Andreas Helm (Concentus Musicus Wien), Monica Huggett (Sonnerie) and Peter Whelan (Ensemble Marsyas) relish the opportunity to show off their skills.

Alongside the double cello concerto by Vivaldi and Telemann’s concerto for two violins and bassoon sit the lesser known, but equally brilliant, concertos by Graupner, Heinichen and Fasch.

One of the most beautiful combinations is the Graupner Triple Concerto for oboe d’amore, viola d’amore and flute d’amore, which produces an exquisite blend of other-worldly colours.

Wonderfully kaleidoscopic colours also pervade the concertos by Heinichen and Fasch, the latter proving just why Telemann and Bach held him in such high esteem.

kr. 149,95
Image HMS Pinafore
Elizabeth Watts (Josephine), Toby Spence (Ralph Rackstraw), John Mark Ainsley (Sir Joseph Porter KCB), Andrew Foster-Williams (Captain Corcoran), Hilary Summers (Buttercup), Neal Davies (Dick Deadeye), Gavan Ring (Bill Bobstay), Barnaby Rea (Bob Becket), Kitty Whately (Hebe), Tim Brooke-Taylor (narrator)

Scottish Opera / Richard Egarr

Richard Egarr conducts the Scottish Opera in Gilbert and Sullivan’s much-loved nautical comic opera: HMS Pinafore. Performed and recorded live at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival to a sold out audience, the story unfolds with additional narration from comic actor and broadcaster Tim Brooke-Taylor. Heading up a cast that reads like a ‘who’s who’ of the opera world is John Mark Ainsley, Elizabeth Watts and Toby Spence.

The well-crafted, yet light-hearted story unfolds on the HMS Pinafore as Josephine, the captain’s daughter, falls in love with a lowly sailor (Ralph Rackstraw) despite arrangements by her father to marry Sir Joseph Porter. Sir Joseph is a perfect caricature of Britain’s class system of the day – a pompous and splendidly incompetent man. Nevertheless, this likeable character decrees his liberal views and inadvertently encourages a couple in love to reject social conventions and elope. A tale of British silliness, filled with British humour, ends happily for all characters.

Egarr applies his extensive knowledge of period performance practice to recreate the sound and style typical of the late nineteenth century, a first for a Gilbert and Sullivan recording. HMS Pinafore is rich in comic burlesque, sending

up theatrical and operatic conventions and parodying the Italian opera of the day. The tongue-in-cheek writing is apparent from the opening chorus and the music is equally rich in comic pastiche and styles; ‘For he is an Englishman’ is one of the greatest master strokes.

Climb aboard the HMS Pinafore for a hugely fun seafaring romp!

kr. 239,95
Image Scattered Ashes
Magnificat / Philip Cave

Magnificat's 25th anniversary recording, Scattered Ashes, features contrasting and parallel works of great passion inspired by the meditations of the infamous Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola.

These Latin settings by eight great vocal composers of the 16th century display a variety of scoring, textures and harmonic language that is mirrored in their intensity and attention to detail.

Josquin's Miserere, referred to as 'epic', 'massive', 'courageous' and 'bold' with similarities in stature and significance frequently drawn between the music of Josquin and Beethoven, opens the programme.

Josquin's musical architecture, and his sensitivity to the text, combine to produce a work of astonishing delicacy, with kaleidoscopic twists and turns, rich and subtle use of texture and variety exploiting and illustrating the text with a heartfelt empathy.

Both challenging and thrilling to sing, Josquin's Miserere perfectly demonstrates why Magnificat's world-class reputation for clarity, flawless intonation and purity of tone is second to none.



kr. 139,95
Image Gran Partita
Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble / Trevor Pinnock

For over four decades Pinnock’s name has been virtually synonymous with the early-music movement and, with a critically acclaimed Deutsche Grammophon discography of almost all the composer’s orchestral works, Mozart.

He inspires fantastically insightful performances of two favourites by two Classical masters performed here on modern instruments with the very best of the next generation of wind players: the Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble.

The ‘Gran Partita’ is Mozart’s largest and arguably his most innovative instrumental work; it demonstrates the sensitivity of the colours of wind instruments in a score of unsurpassed variety.

The driving principles are sonority, colour, texture, concertante effects, the juxtaposition of contrasting styles, and the mutability of musical ideas.

Pinnock brings his wealth of experience to his first recording of the composer’s great wind masterpiece.

The nocturnes of Mozart’s mentor Haydn magnificently blend the timbres of strings and woodwind with unerring dramatic instinct.

The work has all the scintillating argumentativeness and wit that one might expect of mature Haydn, whilst the central Adagio is sublime.

kr. 139,95
Image Debussy & Takemitsu For Strings
Scottish Ensemble / Jonathan Morton


"...If it has to be strings only, it could hardly be better done, and certainly not better played or recorded that is the case here."
Gramophone Arnold Whittall (august 2016)


Fusing French and Japanese influences, SE’s new recording features works by Takemitsu and Debussy, two composers who share an instinctive feeling for instrumental colour and sensuous textures. SE’s reputation for excellent string arrangements (established with important commissions from the late Rudolph Barshai) continues with Jonathan Morton’s arrangement of Debussy’s String Quartet. The variety of string techniques and the wide palette of instrumental colours Debussy employed are all enhanced by the larger string ensemble, particularly in the sumptuously beautiful slow movement. In addition, the attractively lyrical Girl with the Flaxen Hair has been orchestrated for string ensemble and two harps by Colin Matthews. Takemitsu’s contribution to the string orchestra repertoire includes two contrasting film scores inspired by the French Impressionists. Finishing the album is Takemitsu’s hauntingly melancholic Nostalghia, with a heartfelt solo violin melody by Jonathan Morton. SE combines the intimacy and unity of a string quartet with the force and power of an ensemble in this unique and beautiful recording.

kr. 149,95
Image Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
"Lethed og præcision i sekseren og en voldsom kraft og beslutsomhed i fortolkningen af etteren er styrker, der gør, at jeg ikke er færdig med Søndergårds seneste Sibeliusudgivelse fra Wales."
Politiken august 2017


Their recording debut, Symphonies 2 & 7, revealed Søndergård to have a profound understanding of the great Finnish composer. Sibelius has been a major feature of Søndergård's relationship with the BBC NOW since their debut eight years ago; their widely acclaimed Proms performance of the symphonies was a highlight.

Symphony No. 1 combines the best of Russian romantic orchestration and melodic magic with a distinctive Nordic character and wonderful contrasts of texture and colour.

In the Sixth, Søndergård's detailed reading highlights the many felicitous touches in Sibelius' writing and conjures heavenly tones from the strings in the closing bars.

kr. 149,95
Image Kuniko
• KUNIKO's much-anticipated third studio recording features the works of Iannis Xenakis, whose work has had a huge impact within the world of music, and in particular on percussion repertoire.• Full of challenges, from the pioneering mathematical influences, to unusual notation and virtuosic performance requirements, many classify Xenakis' compositions as unplayable, but KUNIKO's unrivalled prowess sees her perfectly realise the composer's vision.• KUNIKO gave the world premiere of Project IX at the Japan Society in New York in 2014.



kr. 139,95
Image Ypakoe
This collection celebrates the music of John Tavener, one of the best known and popular composers of his generation; it brings together performances by Canty, The Wallace Collection, Scottish Ensemble and Elena Riu. John Tavener, who passed away in 2013, was described as 'among the very best creative talents of his generation' by The Times.


kr. 149,95
Image Lydias Vocalises
This is the world-premiere recording of Faurés complete vocalises, a thirty-strong collection which has not seen the light of day in over a hundred years. As a trumpet player and recording artist, Jonathan has attracted plaudits from the press; his producing career has resulted in over 200 albums and several awards including eight Gramophone Awards. Jonathan broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3 and is in demand as an essayist for EMI, Warner, Deutsche Grammophon and other major record labels. Written when Fauré was Director of the Paris Conservatoire, these exquisite vignettes find new life in this performance by a fellow Director, the Royal Academy of Musics Principal, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood.


kr. 149,95
Image Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Historical performance pioneer Trevor Pinnock conducts the Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble in revealing chamber arrangements from Mahler to Zemlinksy.Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr.Schoenberg) is the third in the series which sees Trevor and the Academy perform and record works which are retrospectively reigniting Schoenberg's vision of performing chamber reductions of symphonic repertoire.The works in this recording transport us to a period of vast musical change: in Mahler we hear nostalgia welded with modernism with Wagner, we hear the sunset of Romanticism with Zemlinsky we hear the seeds of fin-de-siecle Vienna and in all, the extremities of emotion distilled into non-symphonic forces.Arnold Schoenberg's own arrangement of Mahler's intensely personal song cycle is followed by Erwin Stein's arrangement of Busoni's landmark composition Berceuse elegiaque.Specially commissioned for this chamber series is Christopher Austin's arrangement of Zemlinsky's evocative Sechs Gesange, which enjoys its premiere recording here.Closing the disc is Wagner's infamous Siegfried Idyll.? The arrangements for chamber forces serve to illuminate the original scores the clarity achieved in these performances expose revealing new insights.Trevor Pinnock is recognised worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with his own orchestra, The English Concert.2014 saw Pinnock return to conduct The English Concert in a fortieth anniversary celebration concert at Wigmore Hall, where he also gave a solo harpsichord recital. In 'Pinnock's Passions', he curated four themed concerts with guest musicians and speakers at the new candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at The Globe.Pinnock's contribution to musical life at the Royal Academy of Music is considerable, with regular conducting commitments as Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy's Concert Orchestra in addition to conducting Royal Academy Opera productions.'Pinnock directs a disciplined and expressive performance...' BBC Music Magazine.'...wonderfully lucid performances, conducted by Trevor Pinnock.' The Guardian.'...the performance has both depth and beauty...' Hi-Fi News.



kr. 139,95
Image Divertimenti
Following the success of performances and recordings of Webers Wind Concertos with SCO principals as soloists, the SCO Wind Soloists that feature on this album have since 2012 started to explore Harmoniemusik repertoire. Inspired by the legacy of the great Mozartian conductors of the SCO including Sir Charles Mackerras, the Wind Soloists make a fine contribution to the SCOs distinguished Mozart discography. This new recording includes four of the five Tafelmusik sextets for pairs of clarinets, horns and bassoons, together with the Serenade in E flat major, the first of Mozarts three great wind serenades. The Serenade in E flat major has many unusual features. Its opening fanfare - a series of repeated chords on the tonic in E flat - immediately catches the ear. The fact that Mozart avoids fatiguing the listener with a surfeit of the same sonorities, in music with a necessarily limited dynamic and instrumental range, bears eloquent testimony to his genius. This recording captures the wealth of detail in Mozarts Divertimenti; there is something in each of them for every music lover. Comprising pairs of clarinet, bassoons and natural horns, the players are dedicated to performing each work in a stylish and informed way, from the masterpieces of Mozart, Beethoven and Weber to twentieth-century works and contemporary commissions. The SCO Wind Soloists are: Maximiliano Martín clarinet, William Stafford clarinet, Peter Whelan bassoon, Alison Green bassoon, Alec Frank-Gemmill horn, Harry Johnstone horn. The SCO Wind Soloists have appeared in chamber concerts throughout Scotland. They have also performed at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the presence of HRH The Prince Charles.



kr. 139,95
Image French Connections
John Mark Ainsley, tenor
Malcolm Martineau, piano

John Mark Ainsley's cleverly constructed recital highlights the personal and musical connections of four of the twentieth century's best song writers: Britten, Poulenc, Heggie and Berkeley.

The breadth of repertoire showcases Ainsley's range, expansive vocal colour, expressive voice and exceptional understanding of text. Accompanying Ainsley is Malcolm Martineau, to whom Heggie's Friendly Persuasions is dedicated. The American composer pays homage to Poulenc with four imaginative songs, each of which recreates in miniature a transformative friendship in Poulenc's life.

In 2008 Ainsley and Martineau gave the world premiere performance of Friendly Persuasions at Wigmore Hall, London.

The recital also includes three works by Poulenc: Fancy, Bleuet and Tel jour telle nuit, a beautifully conceived and shaped cycle; considered Poulenc's greatest vocal work it is reminiscent of the great cycles of a century earlier such as Winterreise or Dichterliebe.

Despite French heritage and fluency in the language Berkeley's friendship with Britten led him to set verse by the English poet, W.H. Auden instead. His Five Poems are some of the best of their kind; a cohesive and satisfying collection, Berkeley perfectly captures both the fanciful and reflective elements of Auden's poetry.

Auden in turn re-introduced Britten to the works of John Donne, which Britten went on to set in his Holy Sonnets; darkly moving and highly demanding, they are among his finest work.


kr. 149,95
Image Dichterliebe / Liederkreis
James Gilchrist, tenor
Anna Tilbrook, piano

James Gilchrist's latest recording for Linn encompasses three of the greatest examples of the song cycle genre. Moving away from English song into the core Germanic Lieder repertoire,James's expressive tenor voice is ideally suited to showcase the emotional nuances of Schumann s vocal writing.

Liederkreis shows Schumann at his most lyrical and deeply romantic; incredibly Op.24 was his first published vocal composition. Dichterliebe,Schumann's best-known song cycle, is regarded as one of the finest in the German language, notable for its perfect pairing of Heinrich Heine's poetry with Schumann's music.

A prolific and versatile recitalist James has frequently performed Lieder repertoire, most recently Schubert's Schwanengesang and Beethoven's An die Ferne Geliebte at Wigmore Hall. James will return to Wigmore Hall in January 2016, to begin a three-concert recital series spanning two years, performing the Schumann song cycles Liederkreis and Dichterliebe.

James Gilchrist has appeared with many of the world's most prestigious ensembles and under several leading conductors at venues including Wigmore Hall, Snape Maltings and Perth Concert Hall. James is sought after for operatic roles, ensemble performances and as a respected recitalist. On both concert platform and operatic stage, his repertory ranges from Monteverdi to new commissions, and he has appeared with, among others, the Sixteen, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and English National Opera. James has previously recorded works by Gerald Finzi, Ralph Vaughan Williams Kenneth Leighton, Ivor Gurney, Arthur Bliss and Peter Warlock and has uncovered the beautiful songs of Muriel Herbert.

Anna Tilbrook is one of Britain's most exciting pianists, with a considerable reputation in song recitals and chamber music. She made her debut at Wigmore Hall in 1999 and has since become a regular performer at Europe's major concert halls and festivals.


kr. 149,95
Image French Reflections
Sivan Magen, harp

For his second recital harpist Sivan Magen performs some of the greatest French masterpieces written for harp at the turn of the last two centuries.

Since the 1900s French composers have advanced the harp to new levels of virtuosity and expression, with growing technical demands.

Caplet's Divertissements features some of the most unique and perfectly executed writing in the harp's entire literature; great technical poise is required to deliver the bold pedal glissandi.

Tournier and Debussy established the harp as a crucial exponent of the dreamy impressionist style; its colours and sonority are key.

A century later Mantovani utilises a breath-taking spectrum of attacks and techniques: furious scalic motives, nail sounds, bisbigliandi, and sudden, shrill fortes which makes Tocar a testament to the harp's more virile characteristics.

Schoeller's Esstal is in sharp contrast; its delicate figurations create a more peaceful mood and demonstrate another side to this versatile instrument.

The programme closes with Fauré's Impromptu which makes use of harmonics, glissandi, cross fingerings and rich arpeggios.

Praised by the press as 'a magician' (New York's WQXR), whose 'virtuoso playing conjures an astonishing range of colour and dynamic' (The Daily Telegraph), Sivan Magen is the only Israeli to have ever won the prestigious International Harp Contest in Israel.

Magen also won the Pro Musicis International Award in New York and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust's 2012 Award for exceptional young musicians.

Magen has given solo recitals in New York, London and Amsterdam; his chamber music commitments have taken him to Paris and New York, as well as several International Chamber Music festivals.

Sivan Magen's Britten recital was listed in the New York Times' 'Best Recordings of 2012', whilst his Linn debut Fantasian was awarded five stars by BBC Music Magazine.

'...Magen uses every means at his disposal to create a compelling emotional narrative that draws the ear irresistibly on.' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Magen seems destined to be the Zabaleta de nos jours, with a paintbox of colours allied to fabulous dexterity and nuanced phrasing.'
(Gramophone)

'Sivan Magen is a dazzlingly virtuosic musician and in this recital disc has set out to show the flexibility of his instrument.'
(Sinfini)



kr. 139,95
Image Music for Stings
Under the directorship of Jonathan Morton, Scottish Ensemble adds the Tchaikovsky Serenade, regarded by the composer as one of his finest works, to its impressive Linn discography.Imbued with the classical spirit of Mozart, but with Tchaikovskys style to the fore, the Serenade contains some strikingly effective scoring and an exhilarating Finale the ensemble relishes.SE brings the same level of precision and finish you would expect from a string quartet; this is particularly evident in the elegiac third movement, one of Tchaikovsky's most inspired musical moments.This recording also marks the premiere of Jonathan Mortons 2013 transcription of Shostakovichs Quartet No. 2.Drawn to the works large, epic scale and the richness of its sound-world, Morton was keen for the ensemble to tackle this masterpiece from the chamber repertoire.With his arrangement Morton adds to SEs enviable reputation for Shostakovich transcriptions established by the late Rudolph Barshai.Re-defining the string orchestra, Scottish Ensemble inspires audiences with vibrant and powerful performances. Scottish Ensemble is the UKs only professional string orchestra, built around a core of twelve outstanding string players.The ensemble is known both in the UK and internationally for its versatility and ambitious programming. Performing standing up, the individual layers bring an energetic and passionate dynamic to every performance.Alongside performances across Scotland, SE presents an annual series of concerts at Wigmore Hall and has appeared at BBC Proms and the Edinburgh International, City of London, Aldeburgh and St Magnus festivals.



kr. 139,95
Image Magnificat & Christmas Cantata
Dunedin Consort / John Butt

This is the premiere recording of J.S. Bach's Magnificat heard for the first time within its original liturgical context, alongside the beautiful Christmas Cantata. The first 1000 customers will also receive a free bonus disc of highlights from the Consort's Gramophone Award-winning seasonal favourite 'Handel: Messiah'.

Dunedin Consort recreates Bach's first Christmas at Leipzig (Vespers in the Nikolaikirche, 25 December 1723); the recording opens with a Gabrieli motet and includes organ preludes and a seasonal congregational chorale.

Director John Butt has given listeners an interpretation that will provide a refreshing outlook on this masterpiece and will show the Magnificat in a completely new light.

This recording marks the return of Dunedin Consort's star-studded cast including, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook, Joanne Lunn and Clare Wilkinson plus newcomer Julia Doyle.



kr. 139,95
Image London Sonatas
Gottlieb Wallisch, piano

Famed for his clarity of line and purity of tone, Gottlieb Wallisch moves from Mozart to his contemporary Haydn for his fourth recording with Linn.

Haydn's famous London Sonatas can be viewed as the distillation of the composer's entire sonata-writing experience; Gottlieb perfectly captures his characteristic humour, energy and spiritedness.

Sonata No. 60 was written for an instrument of greater tonal range than the Viennese instruments of the day, with a wider palette of specified dynamic possibilities and pedal effects.

With a striking two-movement format, asymmetrical phrases and unusual accents Sonata No. 61 was ahead of its time, breaking the limits of traditional sonata form.

Often described as a symphony for the piano, Sonata No. 62 has frequently been praised as Haydn's 'opus summum' due to its large-scale form, diversity of expression and its virtuoso requirements.





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Image Wohltemperierte Klavier
Prize-winning Bach specialist John Butt performs J.S.Bach's famous Das wohltemperierte Klavier for his debut solo recording on Linn.Perhaps best known as director of Dunedin Consort,John Butt has won two Gramophone Awards: the 2007 Baroque Vocal Award for Handel: Messiah and the 2014 Choral Award for Mozart: Requiem.Dunedin's first instrumental release, Six Brandenburg Concertos, saw Butt's harpsichord solos singled out for their virtuosity and technical skill.John Butt's performance of Das wohltemperierte Klavier benefits from the highly insightful historical knowledge that has shaped his hugely successful work with Dunedin Consort.The recording explores two aspects of Bach's collection: firstly Butt bases his performance on recent editions so he can present the latest possible stage of Bach's thoughts for each book; secondly Butt takes a unique approach to tempo and tempo relationships, which he explains fully in his comprehensive booklet note.The Well-Tempered Clavier is a seminal work whose influence on composition and performance, as well as keyboard technique, is far-reaching.



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Image Opera Arias & Overtures
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has established impeccable Mozartian credentials with its award-winning discography, to which Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures is the latest addition. The SCOs previous forays into operatic repertoire (Handel with soprano Emma Bell and Mozart, Haydn & Cimarosa with baritone William Berger) have been highly critically acclaimed.This recording features a hand-picked selection of arias from six of Mozarts much-loved operas, alongside their respective overtures.The SCOs affinity with Mozarts music is demonstrated with perfect eighteenth-century style in the overtures; whilst the arias see the orchestra lend characterful support. Award-winning soprano Elizabeth Watts has performed in Don Giovanni at Covent Garden, Così fan tutte for Glyndebourne on Tour and Le nozze di Figaro for Santa Fe Opera and Welsh National Opera; she utilises her experience to create memorable performances. A love of Mozart inspired conductor Christian Baldini to make music his career so it is fitting that his recording debut with the SCO features repertoire that is so close to his heart. With a voice described as one of the most beautiful Britain has produced in a generation (IRR), Elizabeth Watts has established herself as one of the brightest new talents (The Independent). Watts won the 2006 Kathleen Ferrier Prize and the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. In 2014 Watts performed in Londons most prestigious venues including the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; the Festival Hall and at the Last Night of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. Christian Baldini is a dynamic artist with a keen ear for detail' (The Scotsman). He regularly conducts several international orchestras including the SCO, and opera for the Aldeburgh Festival. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is a world-renowned orchestra with an outstanding reputation for Mozart. The SCOs extensive series of Linn recordings feature Robin Ticciati, Sir Charles Mackerras, Ingrid Fliter, Emma Bell, William Berger, Karen Cargill, Artur Pizarro, Alexander Janiczek and Joseph Swensen.



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Image Lieder
Frequently singled out for her phenomenal vocals Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill brings her exemplary range of vocal colours and rich emotional expression to bear in her debut solo recital.Seldom paired,the well-known Gustav Mahler lieder follow five of wife Alma's lesser-known,but equally engaging,songs.These personal and highly romantic songs are perfectly complemented by Cargill's poetic sensitivity; her warm and vibrant voice, with the emotional insight borne of opera,is breathtakingly beautiful.In 2013 Cargill was appointed Associate Artist of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra;their recording of Berlioz Les nuits d été & La mort de Cléopâtre with Robin Ticciati was named Gramophone's Recording of the Month.Winner of the 2002 Kathleen Ferrier Award,Cargill has won many fans through her performances at The Metropolitan,New York,Covent Garden,London and Deutsche Opera,Berlin.Past and future highlights with Simon Lepper include appearances at Wigmore Hall,Concertgebouw Amsterdam,Kennedy Centre Washington,as well as her New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall,Carnegie Hall and regular recitals live on BBC Radio Three.Cargill has performed Mahler's Symphony No.3 and Das Lied von der Erd at the BBC Proms.Concert plans this season and beyond include the Edinburgh International Festival,Berlioz with the LSO and Gergiev,Durufle with Ticciati,and Berlioz with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Ticciati.Simon Lepper accompanies with sensitivity and flair; an award-winning pianist specialising in vocal accompanying,Lepper is a regular recital partner of Cargill's.



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Image Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria
Il ritorno'd Ulisse is unquestionably one of the three pillars that place Monteverdi among the greatest of opera composers; this recording marks the premiere of a new performing version by Martin Pearlman.Portuguese tenor and baroque specialist Fernando Guimarães stars in the title role,alongside the internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Jennifer Rivera as his loving wife Penelope.Il ritorno'd Ulisse was a relatively recent discovery, but following its authentication in the 1950s and revivals in Vienna and Glyndebourne, the opera has enjoyed new found popularity.Martin Pearlman's new performing version benefits from the same attention to detail that has ensured his reputation as a leading champion of period performance. His highly considered approach to all aspects of the score and performance ensure this version is true to Monteverdi's original vision.With a libretto drawing from Homer's Odyssey, Il ritorno'd Ulisse is a riveting human drama with an enviable cast including: Abigail Nims (Melanto), Daniel Auchincloss (Eumaeus), Sonja DuToit Tengblad (Juno), Ulysses Thomas (Antinous), and Marc Molomot (Irus).



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Image The Neoclassical Trumpet
The Neoclassical Trumpet sees Jonathan Freeman-Attwood address the question:what if the chromatic trumpet and the modern Steinway Grand had existed a good century or so earlier and composers had recognised their duo potential?With new arrangements by pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar, Freeman-Attwood successfully re-imagines works by Stravinsky, Leigh, Fauré and Respighi.Each of the composers represented here wrote significant parts for the trumpet in various chamber and orchestral contexts. The only original solo trumpet piece by any of these composers is Martin's Sonatine.Stravinsky's Pulcinella inspired a variety of duo solutions in the decade or so after its premiere,the most famous being the Suite italienne (initially for cello, but more famously for violin), but this is the first for trumpet. The main differences with this present version, is that all the movements from the Pulcinella Suite are incorporated to form a sizeable new recital piece.As a trumpet player and recording artist, Jonathan has attracted plaudits from the press; his producing career has resulted in over 200 albums and several awards including eight Gramophone Awards.Jonathan broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3 and is in demand as an essayist for EMI, Warner, Deutsche Grammophon and other major record labels.Daniel-Ben Pienaar is active as a recitalist and chamber musician. He has received great acclaim for his interpretations of Bach's keyboard music: Pienaar produces a breathless, highly energised reading Gramophone on his Goldberg Variations.


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Image The Tudors At Prayer
Continuing its exploration of Tudor Latin sacred music, 'The Tudors At Prayer' sees Magnificat perform music by Taverner, Tallis, Mundy, White and Byrd.

The highlight is Mundy's towering Vox Patris caelestis; immensely vivid and colourful this is a powerful performance to challenge any that has gone before. Equally enthralling as Magnificat's critically acclaimed Spem in alium, but with even richer textures, Vox Patris caelestis perfectly demonstrates Magnificat's heaven-sent sound.

Byrd's heartfelt setting of Tribue, Domine plus a premiere recording of White's Tota pulchra es, and his sublime psalm setting Domine, quis habitabit are further stand-out moments.

The Tudors At Prayer' provides further evidence of the extraordinary richness of this centuries old repertoire.

Magnificat is one of the world's premier vocal ensembles whose recordings have met with huge critical acclaim: Spem in alium was hailed as 'quite the best performance of Tallis's 40-part Spem in alium that I have heard' by Gramophone and was 'First Choice' in Building A Library on BBC Radio 3's CD Review. In addition Victoria's Officium Defunctorum was named 'Critics' Choice' by Gramophone and chosen by The Rough Guide as one of its '100 Essential Classical CDs'.

Directed by Philip Cave, Magnificat specialises in the restoration and performance of neglected choral masterpieces of the 16th and 17th centuries.

In association with Linn Records, Magnificat has undertaken many highly successful recording projects of music from 'The Golden Age', including works by Gesualdo, Guerrero, des Prez, Rebelo, Victoria, Allegri, Tallis and Da Palestrina, as well as Latin sacred music by Robert Parsons, Robert White and William Byrd and two recordings to commemorate the 450th anniversary of composer Philippe Rogier.



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Image Bach Reimagines Bach
Product info William Carter’s exemplary musicianship is showcased to its fullest on this new recording of Bach’s own transcriptions for the lute. Almost unplayable in parts many musicians take certain liberties with the music so that it flows more naturally, but Carter’s determined approach to authenticity sees the lutenist achieve the near impossible: playing the music as it was originally written. Carter very subtly enhances BWV 1001, originally for unaccompanied violin, in keeping with Bach’s own perceived style, namely to only add ‘as much harmony as he found necessary’. Bach’s own mild refashioning of BWV 1006, originally a Partita for solo violin, allows Carter to highlight the relaxed and intimate nature of the music. The final piece undergoes the most extensive reimagining as Bach expertly transforms the Fifth Cello Suite into a ‘new’ lute work; so successful is it that Carter considers it to be, in terms of understanding the essential nature and expressive qualities of the lute, ‘the most perfect piece of lute music in existence’. Artist info A founding-member of the Palladian Ensemble, Carter has a deserved reputation as one of the finest exponents of classical guitar and lute. He is well known as a regular performer at Early Music Festivals with critically acclaimed performances as an orchestral player, chamber musician and soloist. Carter is principal lutenist of The Academy of Ancient Music and The English Concert with whom he has appeared on numerous recordings. Carter’s Linn discography has been widely praised: La Guitarre Royalle was named in Gramophone’s ‘Critics’ Choice’ end of year list, he has been awarded Gramophone’s ‘Editor’s Choice’ accolade twice: for La Guitarra Española and Sor: Early Works, whilst his most recent recording for Linn, Le Calme, was awarded an Opus d’Or.

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