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Ferenc Farkas (1905-2000): Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 - Music for String Orchestra / Gyula Stuller, violin; Janos Rolla, violin; Laszlo Toth, trumpet

Audio Samples

  1. Farkas — Choreae hungaricae, Pt. II, 5 Dances from the Kájoni Codex: No. 1, Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Farkas — Choreae hungaricae, Pt. II, 5 Dances from the Kájoni Codex: No. 2, Lo stesso tempo $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Farkas — Choreae hungaricae, Pt. II, 5 Dances from the Kájoni Codex: No. 3, Quasi minuetto $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Farkas — Choreae hungaricae, Pt. II, 5 Dances from the Kájoni Codex: No. 4, Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Farkas — Choreae hungaricae, Pt. II, 5 Dances from the Kájoni Codex: No. 5, Lo stesso tempo $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Farkas — Choreae hungaricae, Pt. III, 6 Dances from the Lőcse Tabulaturbuch: No. 1, Allegro moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Farkas — Choreae hungaricae, Pt. III, 6 Dances from the Lőcse Tabulaturbuch: No. 2, Lo stesso tempo $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Farkas — Choreae hungaricae, Pt. III, 6 Dances from the Lőcse Tabulaturbuch: No. 3, Andante moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Farkas — Choreae hungaricae, Pt. III, 6 Dances from the Lőcse Tabulaturbuch: No. 4, Lo stesso tempo $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Farkas — Choreae hungaricae, Pt. III, 6 Dances from the Lőcse Tabulaturbuch: No. 5, Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Farkas — Choreae hungaricae, Pt. III, 6 Dances from the Lőcse Tabulaturbuch: No. 6, Lo stesso tempo $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Farkas — Musica pentatonica: I. Toccata $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Farkas — Musica pentatonica: II. Aria $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Farkas — Musica pentatonica: III. Fuga $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Farkas — Jelky András: I. Er macht sich auf den Weg $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Farkas — Jelky András: II. Ali Hussein $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Farkas — Jelky András: III. Fu-Kong $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Farkas — Jelky András: IV. Kwanga $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Farkas — Jelky András: V. Rámáyun $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Farkas — Jelky András: VI. Auf dem Heimweg $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Farkas — Concertino No. 5: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Farkas — Concertino No. 5: II. Andante moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Farkas — Concertino No. 5: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Farkas — Finnish Popular Dances: I. Askulan neliö $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Farkas — Finnish Popular Dances: II. Palpankilli $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Farkas — Finnish Popular Dances: III. Melkutus $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Farkas — Finnish Popular Dances: IV. Lintunen $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Farkas — Finnish Popular Dances: V. Vanna piika $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Farkas — Finnish Popular Dances: VI. Haili – $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Farkas — Finnish Popular Dances: VII. Kumerus $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Farkas, Ferenc : Chorea hungaricae
>Farkas, Ferenc : Aria e Rondo all'ungherese for 2 violins & string orchestra
>Farkas, Ferenc : Musica pentatonica, for orchestra
>Farkas, Ferenc : András Jelky, suite for orchestra & piano
>Farkas, Ferenc : Concertino for trumpet & orchestra
>Farkas, Ferenc : Finnish Popular Dances, for orchestra
>Farkas, Ferenc : Partita all'ungaresca, for string orchestra
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This second release in a series of orchestral music recordings of the Hungarian composer Ferenc Farkas (1905 - 2000) again highlights his music's appealing characteristics: catchy tunes, transparent scoring, buoyant rhythms and a fondness for Baroque forms and folk-dances. Like his teacher Respighi, Farkas adapted Baroque originals for modern performance, with equally attractive and enjoyable results. Lászlö Töth joins the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest in Farkas' Trumpet Concertino.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Ferenc Farkas lived from 1905 to 2000; he was content writing very accessible music. Choreae Hungaricae is three cycles of Hungarian Dances from the 1600s; cycles II and III are given here. The dances are a lively and interesting mix of folk music and courtly dance sounds. They sound closer to non-contrapuntal Baroque music than anything from the 20th Century. The Aria e Rondo all'Ungherese for two violins and strings is a sweet-toned piece from 1994. Farkas spent 1929 to 1931 in Italy, which is why, I suppose, several of his pieces have titles in Italian. Musica Pentatonica (1945) is effective and dramatic; the pentatonic element is noticeable but not overbearing. Andras Jelky is a suite for strings and piano about an 18th-Century Hungarian journeyman and adventurer. The title Finnish Popular Dances describes that piece pretty well. The Partita all'Ungaresca is a setting of Hungarian tunes and dances from the 1500s, similar to the Choreae Hungaricae. The playing is all very good, other than the trumpeter's, and the sonics are fine. Excellent notes in English.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013).



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>Farkas, Ferenc : Chorea hungaricae :: Three Cycles of Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century, for string orchestra
  • Ensemble: Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Farkas, Ferenc : Chorea hungaricae :: Three Cycles of Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century, for string orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Farkas, Ferenc : Chorea hungaricae :: Three Cycles of Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century, for string orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Farkas, Ferenc : Chorea hungaricae :: Three Cycles of Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century, for string orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Farkas, Ferenc : Chorea hungaricae :: Three Cycles of Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century, for string orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Farkas, Ferenc : Chorea hungaricae :: Three Cycles of Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century, for string orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Farkas, Ferenc : Chorea hungaricae :: Three Cycles of Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century, for string orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Farkas, Ferenc : Chorea hungaricae :: Three Cycles of Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century, for string orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Farkas, Ferenc : Chorea hungaricae :: Three Cycles of Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century, for string orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Farkas, Ferenc : Chorea hungaricae :: Three Cycles of Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century, for string orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Farkas, Ferenc : Chorea hungaricae :: Three Cycles of Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century, for string orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Farkas, Ferenc : Aria e Rondo all'ungherese for 2 violins & string orchestra
  • Performers: János Rolla (Violin); Gyula Stuller (Violin)
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Farkas, Ferenc : Musica pentatonica, for orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Farkas, Ferenc : András Jelky, suite for orchestra & piano
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973-1974

>Farkas, Ferenc : Concertino for trumpet & orchestra
  • Performer: Laszlo Toth (Trumpet)
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1984

>Farkas, Ferenc : Finnish Popular Dances, for orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Farkas, Ferenc : Partita all'ungaresca, for string orchestra
  • Notes: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest (09/13/2013-09/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern