Samuel Barber (American, 1910-1981): Violin Concerto--listen to at least parts of mvts. 1 and 3
It's worth returning to Barber, to hear his famous Violin Concerto. It has the same singular Barber sound as "Knoxville," which I will not clumsily try to describe again. But the last movement is a complete contrast--fast and exciting!
The young people in this orchestra do a beautiful job accompanying this concerto--I have heard professional orchestras not do as well--and the soloist is fantastic...but I confess that I hesitated to show you this video because his thumb is giving me a heart attack! Let's just say that if you play this well with your thumb like that I won't give you a hard time; otherwise, listen to me! :) (At least his wrist is straight.)
Last movement starts at about 18:11