<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">New Letters To Esterhazy is a set of 2 sonatas for solo violin commissioned and recorded by ABC Classic FM in Melbourne 2007. This is from the first sonata in 6 movements. This 4th movement is one of the beautiful reflective improvisations which flowed out that day. There were no second takes or overdubs - the recording is exactly as it happened. My good Italian concert violin was under repair, and Melbourne violin maker Paul Davies loaned me his latest violin for this recording session, a copy of a Testore violin. I had no time to practice on it, just straight into the ABC Iwaki Auditorium where the recording was made.</span><span style="font-size: small;"> Exploring the unique sounds of the instrument itself became an integral part of the improvisation.</span></span></p>