Über Collegium Musicum
Collegium Musicum is an art-rock band from Czechoslovakia and was established by stable member Marián Varga 1969. Prevalent in the band´s repertory are instrumental compositions, comprising re-interpretations of classical music themes (Haydn, Bartók, Stravinskij), and original compositions bearing the first signs of artistic post-modernism (Euphony from the album Convergencie). The story of this band was published in book by musician and music reviewer Marián Jaslovský. Star formation of Collegium Musicum were Marián Varga (hammond organ, keyboards, piano), bassguitarist Fedor Frešo and drummer Dušan Hájek. Collegium Musicum played in various formations, also with guitarists Rasťo Vacho (from Blues Five), Pavel Vaňě (from Synkopy 61 and Progress Organization), František Griglák (later Fermáta) and others. In early days Collegium Musicum played with guitarist Fedor Letňan. Latňan was fired and replaced by Rasťo Wacho from Blues Five. Rasto Vacho left the band first time when he gone studied. Collegium Musicum requested Pavel Vaňě and they record first debut EP. After return of Rasťo Vacho they record debut LP “Collegium Musicum”. Later was Rasťo Vacho again replaced by new young guitarist František Griglák (later former member of Fermáta). Marián Varga and Pavol Hamell, members of Collegium Musicum and other guest artists record an album called “Zelená pošta”. František Griglák left the band after recording of legendary album “Konvergencie”. Collegium Musicum in 1973 record live album “Collegium Musicum Live” in trio formation. After recording this album were bassguitarist Fedor Frešo replaced by Ivan Belák and Collegium Musicum added new guitarist Jozef Farkaš.