E-mail Message by: Brian Newbould, Feb. 28, 2013

You have clearly sifted much relevant historical and documentary information and attempted an enlightened, historically-informed approach to the music.  Indeed I suspect you have gone further than others in this direction.... There has to be a balance between the undeniable virtuoso character of much of the music and the 'inner' spiritual quality which is present.  You both hold this balance most effectively and the performances place the music credibly as a product of its time and its composer.  In other words, I find the combination of brain and heart compelling. .. you capture the spirit of the music… I very much doubt that Paganini could have come near to playing this music with your understanding.