Classical BRIT Critics' Award for Linn

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Classical_Brit_Critics_Award.jpgFollowing our recent nomination, Linn are delighted to announce that we have won the Critics' Award at the 2009 Classical BRIT Awards for 'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41', recorded by Sir Charles Mackerras with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

The Critics' Award, which was decided by a panel of distinguished media figures, was presented to Sir Charles by Classic FM's David Mellor. ‘Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41' beat competition from Paul Lewis' ‘Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol.4' and Gerald Finley and Julius Drake's ‘Schumann: Dichterliebe & Other Heine Settings'. Sir Charles Mackerras, pictured below, was also nominated in the Male Artist of the Year category.

This award will be added to an already-crowded mantelpiece, which features: Disc of the Year 2009 and Orchestral Award 2009 from BBC Music Awards 2009, Album of the Year 2008 from Le Monde de la Musique Choc de l'annee Awards, Orchestral Disc of the Month from BBC Music Magazine, G Star - Recommended from Gramophone and Album of the Year (Symphonic Works) from Midem Classical Awards 2009.

Listen to samples of the award-winning tracks for free, or purchase and download the full Studio Master album, from




Sir Charles Mackerras pictured with Linn Records' Caroline Dooley and Philip Hobbs, and with Linn Products' Ivor Tiefenbrun.