For Kalniņš, each symphony is like an important boundary; he seems to fill each symphony with conclusions and verities he has collected over a longer period of time. This is what makes these works so saturated and significant in terms of content. It is no coincidence that he has used his newest substantial work to look back on the path he has taken
in life up to this point, also touching upon some very intimate memories.
– Imants Zemzaris, composer