Gábor Farkas, MAV Symphony Orchestra & Gábor Takács-Nagy - Farkas: Orchestral Music, Vol. 5
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:18 min | 297 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017
The Toccata Classics survey of the music of the Hungarian composer Ferenc Farkas (19052000) 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 humour, 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 Liszts Funérailles. A lighter bonne bouche the Dances from the Mátra, rather like Kodálys Dances from Gálanta rounds things off.