Ferenc FarkasA european composer


This is the official website of Hungarian composer Ferenc Farkas (1905 - 2000).

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Most famous works

1994 Concerto

Aria e rondo all'ungherese

Concertino for 2 violins and string orchestra
1959 Chamber

Early hungarian dances from the 17th century

Régi magyar táncok a 17. századbólAntiche danze ungheresi del 17. secolo

Suite of dances for wind quintet
1964 Concerto

Concertino all'antica

for baryton (viola di bordone) or violoncello or viola and string orchestra
1994 Concerto

Concertino for harp and string orchestra or string quartet

1974 Orchestra


Adaptation for orchestra of the piano work by Franz Liszt
1980 Lieder

Fruit basket

FruchtkorbPanier de fruitsGyümölcskosár

Cycle of 12 songs for voice and wind quintet
1967 Chamber


Suite for wind quintet after themes from János von Lavotta (1764-1820)
1983 Orchestra


Suite for chamber orchestra composed after the paintings of Gino Severini illustrating figures of the « Commedia dell’arte »
1961 String orchestra

Piccola musica di concerto

for string orchestra
1949, rev. 1956 Ballet / Scenic

The sly students

Die listigen StudentenFurfangos diákok

Ballet in one act and 6 scenes based on a novel by Mór Jókai adapted by Gusztáv Oláh
1941 Instr. Solo

Three burlesques

Három burleszk

for piano

Ferenc Farkas’s favourite works

1959 Cantata

Cantus Pannonicus

Cantata for soprano solo, mixed choir and orchestra
1960 Opera

Csínom Palkó

Popular romantic opera
1965 Orchestra

Planctus et consolationes

for orchestra
1944-1947 Orchestra

Preludio e fuga

for orchestra
1970-72 Chamber

String quartet

Vónos négyes

1952 Orchestra


for orchestra
1984 Opera

The magic cupboard

Der WunderschrankL’armoire magiqueA bűvös szekrény

Opera in 2 acts based on a story from the "Thausand and one nights" - version for 13 instruments