Monday, November 22, 2010

Marián Varga - Solo in Concert

He has played piano since the age of six. He studied piano and composition at the conservatory in Bratislava. He left the conservatory after three years to become a member of the group Prúdy, and contributed to the legendary album Zvoňte zvonky. He left Prúdy as suddenly as he had left conservatory only to establish the first Czechoslovak art rock band Collegium Musicum. The repertoire of Collegium Musicum, comprising mostly instrumental pieces, included reinterpretations of the themes of classics such as Joseph Haydn, Béla Bartók and Igor Stravinsky, complemented by original compositions. Already at this stage his work bore signs of postmodernism (Eufónia of the album Konvergencie), which later became the basic principle of his work. When Collegium Musicum disbanded in 1979, Varga started a solo career. Among other achievements, he became a pioneer of absolute improvisation (real-time composition) in Slovakia. In the meantime he continued to contribute to popular music. His ongoing collaboration with Pavol Hammel led to five successful albums and to the first rock musical in Slovakia. - from 

Artist: Marián Varga
Album: Solo Concert
Year: 2003
Label: Ars Nova
Runtime: 58:16

1.  Vezova hudba II 6:51
2.  Canzona 6:46
3.  Nechtiac 1:33
4.  Melodia z Preludia a fugy As dur A. Sostakovica 3:16
5.  Zlta lalia 4:36
6.  Bukolika 3:23
7.  Ticho sveta pred Bachom 3:25
8.  Scherzino zo Suity semplice 1:20
9.  Naozaj budem musiet ist 2:01
10.  Posledna jesen 3:50
11.  Dve Brahmsove variacie na Handelovu temu 2:38
12.  Spomienka na Vivaldiho 1:35
13.  Nesmierny smutok hotelovej izby 3:46
14.  Mobile 1:04
15.  Viragom (improvizacia na uhorsku ludovu temu) 3:14
16.  Zagajduj, gajdose (slovenska ludova) 1:37
17.  Sonatina pre klavir, 2.cast 3:20
18.  Sequenza 0:50
19.  Tema z Beethovenovych variacii na rusku temu A dur 0:57
20.  Talianska baletna hudba z opery J.Cikkera Juro Janosik 2:05

Marián Varga - keyboards


  1. I loved CM in the early '70's. Let's hear him play in 2K

  2. Thank you very much !
    I like so much CM too
    and have many CD's



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