Hello everyone, I need your advice on this particular phrase. Context I'm writing about Tchaickovsky's composition of his violin concerto. He played Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole with violonist Kotek and that inspired him to write his own vilion concerto. Sentence The discovery of Lalo's piece prompted him to compose a violin concerto himself. Problem What I mean to say is he heard Lalo's piece -- which is more a concerto than a symphony -- and decided he would write a concerto of his own. I'm a bit worried about the use of the word himself at the end of the sentence. Doesn't that sound too informal or even straightout sloppy? If yes, would you have a better idea? How about a violin concerto of his own. Would that render the same idea?