Barber provided these program notes for the premiere performance:
"The first movementallegro molto moderatobegins 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 movementandante sostenutois 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."
Publisher ID: ED3491
Instrumentation: Violin, Piano Reduction
Format: Solo Part with Piano Reduction