Farkas: Chamber Music, Vol. 6
Label: TOCCATA CLASSICS
Format: COMPACT DISC
Várjon, Dénes; Stuller Quartet; Shimanuki, Yukari; Stuller, Gyula
This thirteenth release in the Toccata Classics exploration of the music of Ferenc Farkas (1905–2000) puts some of his chamber music with violin in the spotlight – bookended here by two works for string quartet. As with previous albums in this 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.