Samuel Barber's violin concerto, Op. 14, is a work in three movements complete in 1939. It was premiered by Albert Spalding in Philadelphia, February 7, 1941. Samuel Barber, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Samuel Osborne Barber (March 9, 1910 â January 23, 1981) was an American composer of classical music best known for his Adagio for Strings. He was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania and began to compose at the age of seven. ... A violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin and orchestra. ...
Presto in moto perpetuo
The concerto is scored for two flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, and trumpets; timpani; snare; piano; and strings.
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