Catalogue No: TOCC0440EAN/UPC: 5060113444400Release Date: 02.07.2021Composer: Ferenc Farkas Artists: András Adorján,
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This twelfth release in the Toccata Classics exploration of the music of Ferenc Farkas (1905–2000) once again puts his chamber music with flute in the spotlight – here with an oboe chaser. As with previous albums in this series, the music highlights the characteristics that make Farkas’ music so appealing: catchy tunes, transparent textures, buoyant rhythms, a fondness for Baroque forms and a taste for the folk-music of his native Hungary that marks him out as a true successor to Bartók and Kodály. The works in this recording are almost all reworkings – by Farkas or the two soloists here – of music first written for different forces and now taking on a new lease of life.
András Adorján, flute (Tracks 1–15)
Lajos Lencsés, oboe (Tracks 15, 19–22), oboe d’amore (Tracks 23–26), cor anglais (Track 27)
András Csáki, guitar (Track 12)
Balázs Szokolay, piano (Tracks 1–11, 13–21)
Antal Váradi, organ (Tracks 22–27)
Sonatina No. 1 (1930; adapt. Adorján for flute and piano, 2019)
Gyógyulóban for flute and piano (‘Recovering’; 1982)*
Sonatina No. 2 (1931; adapt. Adorján for flute and piano, 2019)*
Variazioni ungheresi (1963; adapt. Adorján for flute and guitar, 2019)*
Meditazione for flute and piano (1990)*
Alla danza ungherese (1934; adapt. Adorján for flute and piano, 2019)
Aria e rondo all’ungherese for flute, oboe and piano (1994)
Three Burlesques for piano (1940)*
Sonatina No. 3 (1959; transcr. Lencsés for oboe and piano, 2019)
Epithalamium for oboe and organ (1973)
Cantiones optimae (1968; adapt. Lencsés for oboe d’amore and organ, 2019)
Arioso (1926: adapt. Lencsés for cor anglais and organ, 2019)
* FIRST RECORDINGS
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