JENŐ TAKÁCS (1902-2005): Serenade after old Graz Contredanses for Strings, Op. 83b, Rhapsody for Violin and Strings “Hungarian Tunes”, Concerto for Piano, Strings and Percussion, Op. 60, Passacaglia for Strings, Op. 73, 3 Stücke for Strings.
Catalogue Number: 04X007
Description: With works like his Concerto for Piano, Strings, and Percussion Takács clearly placed himself in a line with the great paragons Bartók and Kodály. Early on he started out with the impressionist coloring and the influences of Hungarian folk music. Studying with Joseph Marx added a strict contrapuntal note to it. Getting to know Bártok further increased the Hungarian element (topicality, rhythm, bitonality). Jenö Takács was a humanist, a ‘musical cosmopolitan’, and an eyewitness to almost the entire 20th century. Nina Karmon (violin), Oliver Triendl (piano), Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt; Evan-Alexis Christ.