Farkas: Complete Wind Quintets
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Ferenc Farkas: Complete Wind Quintets

Catalogue Number: TOCC0019
EAN: 5060113440198
Release Date: 2 April 2006
Duration: 71:31

Serenade for woodwind quintet
Quattro Pezzi for double-bass and woodwind quintet
Gyümölcskosar (Fruit Basket Songs)
Antiche danze ungheresi del 17. secolo for woodwind quintet
Rondo capriccio for violin and woodwind quintet
Lavottiana for woodwind quintet

Ulrike Schneider, mezzo soprano
Daniel Dodds, violin
Dieter Lange, double-bass
Phoebus Quintet, wind quintet
Christoph Bösch, flute
Barbara Zumthurn-Nünlist, oboe
Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet
Martin Roos, horn
Susan Landert, bassoon

Ferenc Farkas (1905–2000) was one of the longest-lived members of the wave of Hungarian nationalist composers which began with the rise of Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály. A student of Ottorino Respighi in Rome, Farkas blended Respighi’s Latin melodiousness with the Magyar folk-heritage that Bartók and Kodály had made the central element of Hungarian music. His Old Hungarian Dances of the 17th Century have become a staple of the wind-quintet repertoire; the other five works on this disk display the same irrepressible joie de vivre.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 71:31
1-3 Serenade for woodwind quintet (1951)

Ferenc Farkas, composer
Phoebus Quintet, wind quintet
Christoph Bösch, flute
Barbara Zumthurn-Nünlist, oboe
Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet
Martin Roos, horn
Susan Landert, bassoon

(first complete recording)
8:53
1 Allegro 3:15 play
2 Andante espressivo 2:40 play
3 Saltarello 2:58 play
4-7 Quattro Pezzi for double-bass and woodwind quintet (1966)

Ferenc Farkas, composer
Dieter Lange, double-bass
Phoebus Quintet, wind quintet
Christoph Bösch, flute
Barbara Zumthurn-Nünlist, oboe
Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet
Martin Roos, horn
Susan Landert, bassoon

(first complete recording)
9:15
4 Intrada 1:59 play
5 Scherzo 1:56 play
6 Petit poème 2:43 play
7 Rondo 2:37 play
8-19 Gyümölcskosar (Fruit Basket) Song-cycle for soprano and wind quintet based on poems by Sándor Weöres (1980)
[Song-cycle for soprano and wind quintet based on poems by Sàndor Weöres (1913-89)]

Ferenc Farkas, composer
Ulrike Schneider, mezzo soprano
Phoebus Quintet, wind quintet
Christoph Bösch, flute
Barbara Zumthurn-Nünlist, oboe
Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet
Martin Roos, horn
Susan Landert, bassoon

(first recording,first complete recording)
17:51
8 Gáspár (Punch ~ Kaspar ~ Bastide) 1:00 play
9 Ládika (The Magic Box ~ Das Zauberkästlein ~ Le pot de fer) 1:01 play
10 Marasztalás (Sunbeams ~ Sonnenstrahlen ~ Supplication) 1:49 play
11 Falusi reggel (Morning in the Village ~ Dorfmorgen ~ Le coq et l’âne) 0:41 play
12 Mondóka (Violets ~ Veilchen ~ Violette) 1:03 play
13 A kőbéka (The Stone Frog ~ Der Steinfrosch ~ Le crapaud) 1:06 play
14 Altatódal (Lullaby ~ Wiegenlied ~ Berceuse) 2:26 play
15 Száncsengo (Sleighbells ~ Schlittenschellen ~ La cloche du traineau) 0:42 play
16 Békakirály (Frog King ~ Froschkönig ~ Le roi des grenouilles) 2:06 play
17 A Tündér (The Little Elf ~ Das Elflein ~ La fée Bòbita) 1:59 play
18 Paprika Jancsi szerenádja (Harlequin Serenade ~ Hanswurst-Serenade ~ Sérénade de Pierrot) 2:04 play
19 Déli felhők (Midday Cloud ~ Mittagswolken ~ Dans les nuages) 1:54 play
20-24 Antiche danze ungheresi del 17. secolo (Old Hungarian Dances of the 17th Century) for woodwind quintet (1959)

Ferenc Farkas, composer
Phoebus Quintet, wind quintet
Christoph Bösch, flute
Barbara Zumthurn-Nünlist, oboe
Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet
Martin Roos, horn
Susan Landert, bassoon

(first complete recording)
10:10
20 Intrada 2:25 play
21 Lento 2:43 play
22 Danza della scapole 1:28 play
23 Chorea 2:04 play
24 Saltarello 1:30 play
25 Rondo capriccio for violin and woodwind quintet (1959)

Ferenc Farkas, composer
Daniel Dodds, violin
Phoebus Quintet, wind quintet
Christoph Bösch, flute
Barbara Zumthurn-Nünlist, oboe
Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet
Martin Roos, horn
Susan Landert, bassoon

(first recording,first complete recording)
9:04 play
26-30 Lavottiana for woodwind quintet (1967)

Ferenc Farkas, composer
Phoebus Quintet, wind quintet
Christoph Bösch, flute
Barbara Zumthurn-Nünlist, oboe
Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet
Martin Roos, horn
Susan Landert, bassoon

(first complete recording)
16:18
26 Indulás Pannónia felé (March to Pannonia ~ Marsch nach Pannonien ~ Marche vers la Pannonie) 3:05 play
27 Menüett (Minuetto) (Minuet ~ Menuett ~ Menuet) 3:03 play
28 Lassú verbunk és figura (Slow Verbunkos and Figura ~ Langsamer Werbungstanz und Figura ~ Verbunkos lent et figura) 2:40 play
29 Német táncnóta (German Dance-tune ~ Deutsche Tanzweise ~ Chanson de danse allemande) 3:15 play
30 Rondo Vigadőzás a korcsmában (Rondo in the Inn ~ Rondo im Wirtshaus ~ Rondo dans la taverne) 4:15 play

Artists

Ferenc Farkas

Ferenc Farkas, composer
[credit: Gyula Kertész]

Ulrike Schneider

Ulrike Schneider, mezzo soprano

Daniel Dodds

Daniel Dodds, violin

Dieter Lange

Dieter Lange, double-bass

Phoebus Quintet (Christoph Bösch, flute; Barbara Zumthurn-Nünlist, oboe; Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet; Martin Roos, horn; Susan Landert, bassoon)

Phoebus Quintet, wind quintet

Christoph Bösch

Christoph Bösch, flute

Barbara Zumthurm-Nünlist

Barbara Zumthurn-Nünlist, oboe

Dimitri Ashkenazy

Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet

Martin Roos

Martin Roos, horn

Susan Landert

Susan Landert, bassoon

Reviews

Great Panache – The complete wind quintets of Ferenc Farkas appreciated

Music & Vision 4th October 2007

…the music is extremely appealing, superbly crafted and warmly expressive.[…] I thoroughly enjoyed this generously filled, superbly played and well recorded release. Why is music such as this not heard more often, let alone recorded? Where would we be without all these smaller, independent and enterprising labels who bravely record unfamiliar, but generously rewarding repertoire? In short, full marks to all concerned. A really lovely disc to be enjoyed from first to last.

Hubert Culot MusicWeb International June 2006

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