The Boston Globe review (Richard Dyer) “He (Ling) certainly led a remarkable performance (Mahler 1) last night, the most beautifully played Boston Symphony Orchestra performance this listener can recall…. There was much subtlety, charm and beauty of sound in the quieter passages,,,, The players never sounded as if they were stinting on the early climaxes, each new one built on the one before, and the greatest and most fulfilling of all came where it should, at the end– often the orchestra, and the audience’s ears, are exhausted long before this point.  The audience greeted conductor and players with a gladiatorial roar and a standing O.”