Mahler Symphony No 9 (Santander International Festival) – Platea Magazine

Todos los instrumentistas en infinidad de pequeñas células solistas supieron estar a la altura –apenas soy capaz de recordar una solitaria nota dudosa- además de ser capaces de producir un sonido en piano de calidad indudable.
[Translation] All the instrumentalists in infinity of small solista cells knew to be to the height - I am hardly able to remember a solitary doubtful note - besides being able to produce a sound in piano of undoubted quality.
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Dvorák, Janácek & Ravel (Santander International Festival) – El País

El director francés François-Xavier Roth suele decir que la LSO es hoy la mejor orquesta francesa del mundo. Ayer en Santander pudimos comprobarlo.
[Translation] The French director François-Xavier Roth often says that the LSO is today the best French orchestra in the world. Yesterday in Santander we could verify it.
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Mahler Symphony No 9 (Edinburgh Festival) – Seen and Heard

This was a triumph for the conductor, and for his superbly gifted LSO musicians, and indeed for the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival. This was a concert about which many will be still talking in years to come.
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Mahler Symphony No 9 (Santander International Festival) – El País

Ahora, con la LSO, Rattle parece haber encontrado la orquesta ideal, menos pendiente de una tradición y más entregada a su concepto progresivo y vitalista.
[Translation] Now, with the LSO, Rattle seems to have found the ideal orchestra, less eager for a tradition and more delivered to its progressive and vitalist concept.
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Bernstein, Dvorák & Janácek (Edinburgh Festival) – Bachtrack

The combination of his experience with the London Symphony Orchestra's crack team of musicians created something pretty special, a sound so dazzling that it felt as though the heatwave had returned for one night only.
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Mahler Symphony no 9 (Santander International Festival) – Cultural Resuena

La rotundidad del sonido de los contrabajos y el finísimo sonido de los violines fue uno de los regalos de la noche. El viento, asimismo, fue excepcional. 
[translation]The roundness of the sound of the basses and the very fine sound of the violins was one of the gifts of the night. The wind, too, was exceptional.
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Bernstein, Dvorák & Janácek (Edinburgh Festival) – Seen and Heard

It was a tremendous performance by Sir Simon and his virtuoso players
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Bernstein, Dvorák & Janácek (Edinburgh Festival) – Serenade Magazine

The most remarkable quality that Rattle and the LSO brought to this performance was a sense of athleticism and dexterity, particularly in their breath-taking renditions of the rapid, scurrying second movement, that made this piece a fitting finale to follow the Slavonic Dances.
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Bernstein, Dvorák & Janácek (Edinburgh Festival) – The Arts Desk

The fizzing chemistry that Rattle and the LSO players have clearly built up over their first season together was blazingly evident – not least in the concert’s gargantuan opener, Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety.
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Mahler Symphony No 9 (Edinburgh Festival) – The Herald

The Mahler was astonishing. At its conclusion, he was indicating every individual note to the players, which did not seem fussy in the least. There, and earlier, the attention-grabbing quietness and concentration they brought to the music was utterly remarkable.
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LSO at Tate Modern – Daily Telegraph

The wit and delicacy of the plinks and plunks was a delight, and the moment when Stockhausen tossed brass chords from orchestra to orchestra was thrilling.
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Bernstein, Dvorák & Janácek (Edinburgh Festival) – The Herald

The LSO may be elite musicians but there is also always a crucial element of showbiz there
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LSO at Tate Modern – The Times

Across the Turbine hothouse, Rattle, Pintscher, and the very enthusiastic Duncan Ward co-ordinated the unflagging musicians with impressive precision.
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