Ferenc Farkas: Orchestral Music, Volume Five

Previous releases in the Toccata Classics survey of the music of the Hungarian composer Ferenc Farkas (1905–2000) have generally presented its lighter side, with quasi-Baroque textures and buoyant good humour. This album shows Farkas working on a larger scale and in generally darker mood, using the full resources of the symphony orchestra in a number of powerful and dramatic works, including two movements from a symphony that he later withdrew – but with a lighter bonne bouche to rounds things off.

Gábor Farkas, piano (Tracks 3 – 5)
MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Gábor Takács-Nagy, conductor

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Catalogue No: TOCC0286
EAN/UPC: 5060113442864
Release Date: 01.10.2017
Composer: Ferenc Farkas
Artists: Gábor Farkas, Gábor Takács-Nagy

Listen To This Recording:

  1. Symphonic Overture (1952)*
  2. Elegia (1952)*
  3. Concertino for Piano and Orchestra (1947)*

  4. Concertino for Piano and Orchestra: I Allegro
  5. Concertino for Piano and Orchestra: II Andante
  6. Concertino for Piano and Orchestra: III Allegro
  7. LISZT orch. FARKAS Funérailles (1974)*
  8. Planctus et consolationes (1965)

  9. Planctus et consolationes: I Introduzione
  10. Planctus et consolationes: II Marcia funebre I
  11. Planctus et consolationes: III Consolatio I
  12. Planctus et consolationes: IV Marcia funebre II
  13. Planctus et consolationes: V Consolatio II
  14. Planctus et consolationes: VI Consolatio III
  15. Planctus et consolationes: VII Furioso
  16. Planctus et consolationes: VIII Consolatio IV
  17. Dances from the Mátra (1968)*

  18. Dances from the Matra: I Legenyes (‘Young Men’s Dance’)
  19. Dances from the Matra: II Leanytanc (‘Young Women’s Dance’)
  20. Dances from the Matra: III Ciganycsardas (‘Gipsy Dance’)

*First Recording in this Version

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