Collegium Musicum (band)

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Collegium Musicum is a Slovak art rock / progressive rock band formed by Marián Varga and Fedor Frešo in Czechoslovakia in late 1969,[1][2] best known for their complex, predominantly instrumental compositions centred around Varga's keyboards/organ, and for their interpretations of classical works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Bartók, and others. While never achieving mainstream popularity, the band was among the most influential formations on the Czech/Slovak music scene in the 1970s, drawing comparisons to the Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and featured some of the foremost Slovak rock instrumentalists, including Fedor Frešo (bass), František Griglák (guitar), and others. Known for their live performances, Collegium Musicum enjoyed a revival through touring in the late 1990s and late 2000s, particularly among younger generations.

Discography[3][edit]

  • 1970 Collegium Musicum
  • 1970 EP Hommage à J.S.Bach/Ulica plná plášťov do dažďa
  • 1971 Konvergencie
  • 1973 Live
  • 1975 Marián Varga & Collegium Musicum
  • 1978 Continuo
  • 1979 On a Ona
  • 1981 Divergencie
  • 1989 Všetko je inak
  • 1997 Collegium Musicum '97
  • 2010 Speak, Memory

Members[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pavol Hammel - Život a tvorba (in Slovak)
  2. ^ Marián Varga - životopis (in Slovak)
  3. ^ "Collegium Musicum - Diskografia (in Slovak)". Archived from the original on 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2010-04-20.

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