Martin Chalifour and the strings provided significant body and lusciousness. The winds were especially strong. Flutist Catherine Ransom Karoly was just delightful; she could hold her own with the full string section behind her. Oboist Ariana Ghez was stellar, and Andrew Bain’s horn solos soared high. The horns were magnificent in trio, and their moment was brilliant, a hallmark memory.
Review: Dudamel, Leif Ove Andsnes and the LA Phil Play Beethoven
— Theodore Bell, Culture Spot LA