In the 5th Symphony of Jean Sibelius, one can hear the swans flying over Ainola: “One of my greatest experiences! Lord God, that beauty!”

Pietari Inkinen
conductor

Kit Armstrong
piano

Unsuk Chin
Subito con forza

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 2

Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 5

Kit Armstrong discovered his own calling – music and math – at the age of just 5. The young man has been a prodigy in both fields and was mentored at the age of 13 by none other than Alfred Brendel, who describes Armstrong’s playing as a combination of freshness and subtlety, emotion and intellect.
Pietari Inkinen leads into the concert hall the sixteen swans from the Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius, who recorded their flight over his home in his diary: “One of my greatest experiences! Lord God, that beauty!

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