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Ferenc Farkas’s birthplace in Nagykanizsa Ferenc Farkas, 22 years old - He studies composition at the Academy of Music in Budapest Sonata for viola and piano, 1926 - Cover score designed by Ferenc Farkas
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1929 - Ferenc Farkas and his professor Ottorino Respighi at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome Roma 1931 – Garden party by Ottorino Respighi Photo by Juci Laub, Laszló Somogyi conductor’s wife, 1932
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Vienna 1933 - During the filming of Pál Fejős director’s “Sonnenstrahl”. Ferenc Farkas is sitting next to Margit Kummer, his future wife. In front of him, the actor Gustav Fröhlich Copenhagen 1934 - Ferenc Farkas records his music for a Pál Fejős’s film “Flugten fra Millionerne” in the Nordisk Film Studios Cluj 1942 - In Farkas’s house. On his right Gusztáv Oláh who created the sets and costumes for the first performance of Farkas opera’s “A bűvös szekrény”(The magic cupboard). On his left the director Kálmán Nádasdy
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Ferenc Farkas opera’s “A bűvös szekrény”(The magic cupboard) in Cluj, 1943 – The Mufti and the Cadi The opera “A bűvös szekrény”(The magic cupboard), Hungarian Television, 1975 - The Grand Vizier and Suleika Székesfehérvár, 1947 - The first lines of Sándor Weöres’s new poem, which the poet showed to Ferenc Farkas. Underneath, the composer spontaneously wrote a sketch for a new choir: “Rózsa Madrigal”(Rose-madrigal)
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Farkas’s ballet “Furfangos diákok”(The sly students) at the Festival of Edinburgh, 1963 Farkas’s opera “Csínom Palkó” – Košice, 1954 Ferenc Farkas’s «house of creativity» in Ballatonlelle (at Lake Balaton) where he spent his summers during 39 years.
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Warsaw 1956 - Ferenc Farkas and Witold Lutoslawski Balatonlelle 1961 - Karlheinz Gutheim and Ferenc Farkas translate into German the libretto of the opera “A büvös szekrény”(The magic cupboard) Budapest 1962 - Ferenc Farkas surrounded by some of his former students from the Music Academy. From left to right the composers György Kurtág, Miklós Kocsar, Emil Petrovics, Lajos Vass and Sándor Szokolay
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1962 - Ferenc Farkas at his desk in Budapest 1962 - Ferenc Farkas with his son András and his wife Margit 1962, Hungarian Radio - Ferenc Farkas gives to Zoltán Kodály the “Variations on a Kodály’s theme” for the 80th anniversary of the master. On Kodály’s left, his wife Sarolta Péczely - on his right, the composer Ferenc Szabó - behind him, the composers András Szőllőssi and Pál Kadosa
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1965 - Ferenc Farkas at his piano Balatonlelle 1966 Budapest 1970 - Ferenc Farkas is playing his musical "Piroschka" to Hugo Hartung (the author of the roman “Ich denke oft an Piroschka”). Behind Farkas, his son András
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International Choir Competition in Debrecen, 1970 - Ferenc Farkas gives autographs to young singers Budapest 1970 Nagykanizsa 1976 - Ferenc Farkas conducting a concert dedicated to his works
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Vienna 1979 - Ferenc Farkas receives the Herder Prize from the hands of Vienna’s University rector Dr. Kurt Komarek Budapest 1983 - Ferenc Farkas is writing the score of his opera “Egy Úr Velencéből”(A gentleman of Venice) on a libretto by Sándor Márai. The opera will be presented only in 1991 1991 – Creation of Farkas’s opera “Egy Úr Velencéből”(A gentleman of Venice) in the Hungarian State Opera, Budapest - Casanova and Franchesca
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1983, International Chorus Composition Contest in Arezzo - Ferenc Farkas with the other members of the jury. On the left, his good friend, the composer Goffredo Petrassi 1986 - Concert at Crans-Montana : Farkas’s “Concertino rustico”. The composer with the hornist József Molnár and Yehudi Menuhin Budapest 1995 - Ferenc Farkas is 90 years old
Budapest, October 10. 2000 - The last five measures written by Ferenc Farkas: the beginning of a children’s chorus on Garcia Lorca’s poem “Veleta”    
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