G. Schirmer

ED3491

Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14

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    1. Composer: Samuel Barber
    2. Editor: David Flachs
    3. Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, Violin
    4. Originally for: Violin, Orchestra
    5. ISBN: 978-0-7935-5458-4
    6. Size: 9 x 12.0 inches
    7. Pages: 52

    Barber provided these program notes for the premiere performance:

    "The first movement—allegro molto moderato—begins with a lyrical first subject announced at once by the solo violin, without any orchestral introduction. This movement as a whole has perhaps more the character of a sonata than concerto form. The second movement—andante sostenuto—is introduced by an extended oboe solo. The violin enters with a contrasting and rhapsodic theme, after which it repeats the oboe melody of the beginning. The last movement, a _perpetuum mobile_ , exploits the more brilliant and virtuosic character of the violin."