Recording from 17. Feb 2017

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5

Virtuosity and joy of invention!

The Fifth Piano Concerto was one of the latest works Prokofiev wrote in Western Europe before returning to the Soviet Union. The premiere was in October 1932 in Berlin under F├╝rtwangler. When the composer played it in Moscow later the same year, it was not well received. The piece is virtuosic and inventive.