Catalogue No: TOCC0386EAN/UPC: 5060113445772-1Release Date: 04.12.2020Composer: Ferenc Farkas Artists: Balázs Szokolay,
Eszter Lesták Bedő,
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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)
Drei Sätze for flute, cello and harpsichord (1983)
Prélude et Chaconne égarée for two violins, viola d’amore and cello (1990)
Minuti for voice and cello (1990)
Sonata a due for viola and cello (1960–61)
Three Songs for voice and cello (1989)
Dialoghi for two instruments (1987)
Piano Trio (1977–79)
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