News items from October 2010
01 October 2010
We are delighted to announce that our recording partner Linn Records has won the Gramophone label of the year award.
On Friday 1st October, at the annual Gramophone Awards, Linn was named Label of the Year. For Linn, winning this prestigious award is the culmination of nearly three decades of work, and represents the dedication of a team striving to give the you the best music, with no compromises on quality or support of our artists.To hear Gramophone's Editor-in-Chief James Jolly describing Linn as "...the very model of a modern record company" was, well, music to our ears.Celebrate with 3 for 2 on all Linn AlbumsTo help celebrate this momentous occasion, we are offering 3 albums for the price of 2 across all Linn Records titles be it Studio Master download, SACD or even 180g Vinyl; with the offer running until 31st October 2010. Simply use the promotion code 3FOR2 when checking out.Don’t know where to start? Well, our the award-winning albums below is a good place, or perhaps our specially selected range of highlights.Previous Linn Award-WinnersRecent Gramophone Award ceremonies have seen many of Linn's artists singled out for their outstanding recordings.In 2010 the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Sir Charles Mackerras was a Finalist in the Orchestral Album of the Year category for their album Mozart Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz) whilst Phantasm was a Finalist in the Early Music Album of the Year category for their album, John Ward: Consort music for five and six viols.2009 saw another two recordings highlighted: Henry Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts by Retrospect Trio was a Finalist in the Baroque Instrumental Album of the Year category and the Dunedin Consort's Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718) was a Finalist in the Baroque Vocal Album of the Year category.James Gilchrist flew the flag for Linn at the 2008 Awards with a Finalist nod in the Solo Vocal Album of the Year category for this album with the Fitzwilliam Quartet and pianist Anna Tilbrook, On Wenlock Edge.Linn's biggest triumph, prior to being named 'Label of the Year' came in 2007 when the mighty Dunedin Consort scooped the Baroque Vocal Album of the Year Award for their recording of Handel's Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742). This superb two-disc album was later released on 180g vinyl in a beautiful 3 LP boxed set.Many thanks to all who contributed to these successes, we will be working hard to bring you more award-winning recordings in the future.