Note to the performer:
A sense of timelessness is appropriate in the opening Largo section. Don’t allow a pulse to develop but give the sonoroties freedom to resonate and saturate the hall with their tonal colors. In the two Andante sections the given tempo is accurate but the music should have a sense of ebb and flow. This is especially true following the fermatas. Give the moving notes following the fermatas a gradual increase of momentum as you move back into tempo. In the Allegro, a steady driving feel is essential until arrival at the molto rit.