Farkas: Chamber Music, Vol. 3 – Works With Flute

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Label: TOCCATA CLASSICS
Catalog: TOCC0379
Format: COMPACT DISC

Perényi, Miklós; Kovács, Gergely; Rozmán, Lajos; Horváth, Andrea; Szabóki, Tünde; Stuller, Gyula; Adorján, András; Ábrahám, Márta; Szokolay, Balázs; Csáki, András; Bársony, Péter

This is the tenth release in the Toccata Classics exploration of the music of the Hungarian composer Ferenc Farkas, here with his chamber music with flute in the spotlight. As with previous albums in this series, the music here highlights the characteristics that make Farkas’ music so appealing: catchy tunes, transparent textures, buoyant rhythms, a fondness for Baroque forms and a taste for Hungarian folk music that marks him out as a true successor to Bartok and Kodaly. Some of these pieces speak a tougher language that shows 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. This album features 12 works, with 35 individual movements and 11 different combinations of performer. The central performer here is one of Europe’s finest flautists, the Hungarian-Danish Andras Adorjan.

Price: $22.99