Largo – Allegro Moderato
This piece begins with a long, solemn, largo, concertante style that sets the tone of the work. It leads to the opening theme played softly on the piano in quick allegro moderato, until it is interrupted by a loud tutti episode, followed by a section of irregular phrasing and offbeat accents.
In the larghetto movement, the wind instruments take the lead in announcing the themes while the piano weaves elaborate decorative arpeggios around them.
The rondo finale opens with a theme on the piano echoed by the winds. It concludes with a written-out cadenza in the same tempo for each of the instruments.