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Farkas: Orchestral Music, Vol. 5 / Takacs-Nagy, MAV Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 286  
Composer:  Ferenc Farkas
Performer:  Gabor Farkas
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  MAV Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Toccata Classics survey of the music of the Hungarian composer Ferenc Farkas (1905-2000) continues with this fifth album of his orchestral music. Earlier releases have presented the lighter side of his music, with its quasi-Baroque textures and buoyant good humor, but this one shows Farkas working on a larger scale and in generally darker mood. Here he uses 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 and an orchestration of Liszt’s Funerailles. A lighter bonne bouche-the Dances from the Matra, rather like Kodaly’s Dances from Galanta- rounds things off. Gabor Farkas (no relation to the composer) graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Read more Academy of Music in Budapest in 2005, finishing his doctoral studies there in 2014 at his alma mater under the mentorship of Zoltan Kocsis. In March 2012 he won the Franz Liszt Award ( the highest Hungarian state award for artists). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonic Overture by Ferenc Farkas
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  MAV Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; Hungary 
2.
Elegia for Orchestra by Ferenc Farkas
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  MAV Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; Hungary 
3.
Concertino for Piano/Harpsichord by Ferenc Farkas
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  MAV Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947/1949; Hungary 
4.
Funérailles by Ferenc Farkas
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  MAV Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; Hungary 
5.
Planctus et consolationes by Ferenc Farkas
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  MAV Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Hungary 
6.
Dances from the Mátra by Ferenc Farkas
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  MAV Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Hungary 

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