Ballade. (Violoncello and Piano). By Ferenc Farkas (1905-). For Cello, Piano. EMB. 20 pages. Editio Musica Budapest #Z5296. Published by Editio Musica Budapest (HL.50486006).
ISBN 1423401867. 9x12 inches.
Hungarian composer Ferenc Farkas (1905-2000) studied with Respighi, among others, and was the teacher of Ligeti. His more than 700 works have origins in the Hungarian and Italian musical tradition, as well as in dodecaphony, and includes a wide variety of different genres. A gift for melodic invention, a sense of rhythm, lively and spontaneous, a total command at writing in all styles and for all instruments, a cosmopolitan culture and a constant desire to reconcile tradition and modernity are the components of the original, uniform, individual, national and international idiom of Farkas' work.