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FARKAS Ferenc (F-9)

15/12/1905. Grosskirchen, Austro-Hungary Empire - 10/10/2000, Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian composer and teacher. People's Artist of Hungarian People's Republic. He studied in 1922-1927 at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music with Leo Weiner, Albert Schiklos and in 1929-1931 at the Academy of St. Cecilia with Ottorino Respighi. In 1927-1929 he was a choreographer and then conductor of the Budapest City Theater. The style of Farkas combines both Hungarian musical folklore and the traditions of Hungarian and Italian professional music. From 1933 to 1935 he worked in Vienna and Copenhagen, wrote music for Austrian and Danish films. Since 1935 he has been engaged in teaching. First - at the Budapest Music College, and later — at the Kolozhvar Conservatory (Cluj-Napoca), where in 1941-1944 he was a professor, and since 1943 — director; at the Szekesfehervar Music School (director since 1946). In 1949-1975, he was a professor at the Budapest Higher School of Music. Among his students: Gyorgy Ligeti, Emil Petrovich, Sandor Sokolai, Zsolt Durko, Gyorgy Kurtag, Attila Bozai and others. He wrote music for plays and films. He was a member of the Hungarian government of Imre Nagy in 1956.

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