Bertramka’s Garden, was written while sitting in a garden of a house in Prague called “Bertramka”. This is where Mozart visited and eventually stayed whilst in Prague, particularly during the production of Don Giovani in 1787. When I visited the House, it had been completely cleared due to a dispute between the state and the previous owners. I did however purchase a glossy program showing me all of the things that would have been there before the dispute. Having wandered around the house I then sat in the garden in the summer heat and listening to the sound of insects and swallows whizzing around the many tall mature trees. I started this piece.