Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 26
The Third Piano Concerto by Prokofiev was completed while he was on a vacation in France in the summer of 1921 right after the premiere of his Scythian Suite in Paris. At that point, he had been working on the Third Concerto for quite some time, but rather than sounding like a pieced-together composition, it actually showcases the composer’s powers of invention… a work that is essential Prokofiev.