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Name: Ferenc Farkas  
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Date of Birth: 14th February 1879
Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary
Profession: Director
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Ferenc Farkas (born December 15, 1905 in Nagykanizsa; died October 10, 2000 in Budapest) was a Hungarian composer.

Farkas began his studies in composition at the Budapest Academy of Music (1922–1927), where his teachers were Leó Weiner and Albert Siklós. He later studied with Ottorino Respighi in Rome (1929–1931). After spending a number of years abroad, Farkas taught and conducted in his home country, and in 1949 he was appointed professor of composition at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. He retired from this post in 1975. His pupils included György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Emil Petrovics, Zsolt Durkó and Attila Bozay.

As a composer, Farkas wrote more than 700 works in a wide variety of genres. His style is melodic, quirky and broadly traditional, although he used dodecaphonic techniques on occasion.

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