J.S.Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041 was composed in 1748. It is one of the most played Violin Concertos ever, by both students and professionals.
The concerto has three movements:
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante — with an ostinato style theme
3. Allegro assai
The motifs of the theme of the Allegro moderato appear in changing combinations and are separated and intensified throughout the movement. In the Andante Bach uses an insistent pattern in the bass part that is repeated constantly in the movement. He focuses the variation in the harmonic relations. In the final movement Bach relies on bariolage figures to generate striking acoustic effects.