Swan, robin, peacock, cranes. Pekka Kuusisto gathers Sibelius' birds into the same flock of notes. The solo violin gives character to Pēteris Vasks’ lonely angel, who hovers over the broken world, fretting and tirelessly guarding it. Anna Clyne composed Within Her Arms in memory of her mother, in which grief leads from cutting pain to comfort and peace.
The Swan of Tuonela / Hark, the Robin and The Peacock from SwanwhiteSuite / Crane Scene
Lonely Angel – Meditation for Violin and String Orchestra
Symphony No. 45 "Farewell"
Within Her Arms