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Ferenc Farkas - Concertino for Harp and Strings - 1st Mvt (Allegro) part 1

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Ferenc Farkas (1905-2000): Concertino for Harp and String Orchestra - 1st movement (Allegro), part 1. Melinda Felletár - harp. Hungarian Symphony Orchestra directed by Béla Drahos. First recording. "I wrote the Harp Concertino in 1937. Soon after its completion it was performed not only in Hungary, but also in other countries. I did not write too much of standard harp effects: glissandos, arpeggios and passages, but I did write more noble materials for the solo instrument: melodies and counterpoints. That way I reduced the opportunity of the soloist to present her virtuosity. In 1956 I revised the piece by considerably emphasizing the role of the harp, making the orchestral accompaniment more transparent and adding cadenzas to the first and last movements. I believe that by this the three movements have become more influential and attractive. I also hope that this revision did not interfere with the innate meaning and lyric atmosphere of the composition. " - Ferenc Farkas Pictures by a Hungarian illustrator, Katalin Szegedi.