Ferenc Farkas: Chamber Music Volume Four: Works for Cello Volume Two

Toccata Classics continues its exploration of the music of the Hungarian composer Ferenc Farkas (1905–2000) with this second of two releases of his chamber works for cello. As with previous albums in this series, the music here features the characteristics that make Farkas’ music so appealing: catchy tunes, transparent textures, buoyant rhythms and a fondness for Baroque forms and folk-dances. Some of these pieces speak a tougher language that show Farkas to have been in touch with his times, but it is the infectious melodic appeal of most of the music here that carries the day.

Gábor Bretz, bass (Tracks 8–14, 18–20)
Veronika Oross, flute (Tracks 3–5, 21–23)
Kristóf Baráti, violin (Tracks 1–2, 6–7, 24–26)
Eszter Lesták Bedő, violin (Tracks 6–7)
Péter Bársony, viola (Tracks 1–2) , viola d’amore (Tracks 6–7)
Miklós Perényi, cello
Miklós Spányi, harpsichord (Tracks 3–5)
Balázs Szokolay, piano (Tracks 24–26)

Listen To This Recording:

    Notturno for string trio (1927–29)*

  1. I Andante
  2. II Allegretto
  3. Drei Sätze for flute, cello and harpsichord (1983)

  4. I Preludio
  5. II Feuille d’album
  6. III Rondo
  7. Prélude et Chaconne égarée for two violins, viola d’amore and cello (1990)

  8. I Prelude
  9. II Chaconne égarée
  10. Minuti for voice and cello (1990)

  11. I Il passato
  12. II Congedo
  13. III Amen per la Domenica in Albis
  14. IV I morti
  15. V Ed è subito sera
  16. VI La Rondine
  17. VII Ecco il segno
  18. Sonata a due for viola and cello (1960–61)

  19. I Maestoso ma con slancio
  20. II Andante moderato
  21. III Allegro non troppo
  22. Three Songs for voice and cello (1989)

  23. I The music flows like poured wine
  24. II Loneliness lives along the way
  25. III The cold wind rushes up the river valley
  26. Dialoghi for two instruments (1987)

  27. I Moderato cantabile
  28. II Scherzo
  29. III Allegro leggiero
  30. Piano Trio (1977–79)

  31. I Allegro agitato
  32. II Andante moderato
  33. III Allegro leggero



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