Sergey Prokofiev
Piano Concerto 3
in C Major, Op. 26

The most performed of the five piano concertos represents Prokofiev at his robust finest. The wry wit with which he permeated his most important works is evident in spades.

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Sergey Prokofiev - Concertos:

Piano Concerto 3
Op. 26

Key: C Major
Year: 1921
Level: 8+
Period: Modern
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Prokofiev's Cherished Third

Prokofiev’s third piano concerto requires a large orchestra, and it took him eight years to finish it. The piece is Prokofiev at his robust finest. The wry wit with which he permeated his most important works is evident in spades. The percussion section even requires castanets. The piece’s enduring popularity has led to no fewer than 120 recordings of it. Prokofiev’s own, which was completed in 1932, is the only recording extant of him playing one of his own concertos. In 1980, the work featured prominently in the film “The Competition,” which is about an international piano competition. The movie stars Richard Dreyfus and Amy Irving, and features some of the best “fake” playing ever recorded on film.


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Piano Concerto 3 in C Major - Op. 26 is a piece by the modern composer Sergey Prokofiev.
The composition was first published in 1921 and is included in Concertos by Prokofiev.