In 1941, I was appointed professor of composition at the Conservatory, as well as choir director at the National Theatre in the city of Cluj in Transylvania. For me that meant both an official state appointment and a substantial increase in my income. At the time, I was over 35 and still without a permanent position. I took up my new fonctions at the end of the summer. The most important thing for me was that with my artistic obligations I found the time to compose.
It was that year that I composed my three burlesque for piano. — Ferenc Farkas
Ferenc Farkas wrote in 1992 a new version of the Three Burlesques for clarinet quintet.