Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Litton, who conducted Tchaikovsky's [4th] symphony without a score, knew exactly what he wanted and how to get it, shaping a red-blooded account full of big gestures, muscular brass, sweeping curtains of strings, quick boiling climaxes and many well-judged shifts in tempo. The orchestra responded with a chiseled, rhythmically secure sound, and...the blaze of brass that brought the symphony home.

— Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press