FERENC FARKAS (1905-2000): Chamber Music, Vol. 5 - for Flute and Piano: Sonatinas Nos. 1 and 2, Alla Danza ungherese (adapt. András Adorján [b.1944]), Early Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century, Recovering, Meditazone, 3 Burlesques for Piano, Aria e rondo all’ungherese for Flute, Oboe and Piano, Epithalamium for Oboe and Organ, Variation ungheresi for Flute and Guitar (adapt. Adorján), FARKAS/Lajos Lencsés [b.1944]: Sonatina No. 3 for Oboe and Piano, Cantiones optimae for Oboe d’Amore and Organ, Arioso for Cor Anglais and Organ.
Catalogue Number: 07X042
Label: Toccata Classics
Description: As with previous albums in this now twelve-volume series, the music highlights the characteristics that make Farkas’ music so appealing: catchy tunes, transparent textures, buoyant rhythms, a fondness for Baroque forms and a taste for the folk-music of his native Hungary that marks him out as a true successor to Bartók and Kodály. The works in this recording are all reworkings – by Farkas or the two soloists here – of music first written for different forces and now taking on a new lease of life. András Adorján (flute), Lajos Lencsés (oboe, cor anglais), András Csáki (guitar), Balázs Szokolay (piano), Antal Váradi (organ).