Los Angeles Times

Timothy Mangan

April 2, 2017

Luisi has a firm, incisive and vigorous conducting style, well suited, it turned out, for the busy expressive traffic of the Mahler. From the very start of the work, as the sounds of spring began to awaken, Luisi sought and found a variety of accentuation, articulation and color. At the same time, the rhythm remained well motivated (his command of the myriad tempo changes was impressive) and the pacing aimed carefully at thrillingly dispatched climaxes.