MARIÁN VARGA IN MEMORIAM (LIVE) - vinyl edition

MARIÁN VARGA IN MEMORIAM (Live) is a vinyl edition of 11 songs recorded at the memorial event “Marián Varga in Memoriam” with the Symphony Orchestra held on January 28, 2018 in the Great Concert Studio of Slovak Radio in Bratislava.

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It all began in 2010, when our team convinced Marian into cooperation with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Slovak Television, to perform parts of his work that he kept secret for many years, even from his fans, in a vault. He performed all those opuses as a soloist, accompanied by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, but due to the circumstances, he was unable to satisfy all who cared, who didn’t get a chance to enjoy that event. Simply put, two concerts of his mysterious works could not satisfy those, who loved Marian. In addition to his art-rock works, which he loved to passionately perform, usually accompanied by the Collegium Musicum, Marian was an author who aspires to be “a classic composer” of contemporary music of the 20th century.

Marian was a composer who loved symphonic music, loved the Hammond, and created unique arrangements. It was painful when Marian went to the musical heaven and his works, which were so intimate to him, remained, without him to perform it. It was clear to us that no one else could once again present his greatest hits in symphonic arrangement, and at the same time works so little known, in such a unique way as he could himself.

Sadly, Marian left us on August 2017. We premiered an event that Marian considered one of his top presentations of himself as a composer and performer on Hammond organ.

“Marián Varga In Memoriam” was a wonderful tribute concert to Marián Varga, he could not attend himself. In a way, it was also a tribute to the co-founder of “Collegium Musicum” - Fedor Frešo, bass guitarist, at his last public performance with that ensemble. At the time, Fedor Frešo could not imagine that somebody could replace Marián Varga to play the Hammond organ. When Marián Varga left us, Fedor announced disbandment of “Collegium Musicum”. During rehearsals of the live concert he changed his mind, as Bernardetta Šuňavská revived Marián Varga's unforgettable pieces in her brilliant interpretation. He saw a hope and a way to resurrect “Collegium Musicum.” Shortly afterwards, Fedor followed Marián to musical heaven. The beauty that remained in our memory of Marián and the faith in a future of “Collegium Musicum” is preserved only in this unique project, which has ambition to find its own path to you and to all fans who loved Marián Varga as a composer and as a member of the iconic “Collegium Musicum.” However, it will be possible only with your support. Thank you all.

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MARIÁN VARGA IN MEMORIAM (Live) is a vinyl edition of 11 songs recorded at the memorial event “Marián Varga in Memoriam” with the Symphony Orchestra held on January 28, 2018 in the Great Concert Studio of Slovak Radio in Bratislava. The works were performed under the baton of prominent Slovak conductor Adrián Kokoš interpreted by the Symphony Orchestra, the Children's Choir of Slovak Radio, the band Collegium Musicum, and soloists Bernardetta Šuňavská (Hammond and concert organ), Fero Griglák (guitar), Fedor Frešo (bass) Martin Valihora (drums), Pavol Hammel (vocals), Andrea Zimányiová (vocals), Michal Varga (vocals), Magdaléna Izakovičová (cello), Milan Hradil (keyboards), Martina Pepuchová (flute) and others.

The project brings an insight and eternal reminder of the works of Marián Varga, one of the most prominent Slovak music artists of the 21st century.

About us

La Plata Production supports contemporary art, creates platform for artists, performers and for implementation of collaborative projects. Produces genre-oriented and multimedia projects, cultural events and festivals for young artists and performers. It develops activities in the field of cultural heritage preservation and implements projects aimed at preserving cultural heritage.

La Plata also supports activities of internationally recognized studio - Experimental Studio Bratislava and through the sonicArt project disseminates its historical legacy and implements new projects in the field of experimental work.

Project selection:

  • [In vivo (meta) physics] - Multimedia concert of EA music from the series Art’s Birthday 2016 (Live broadcast to EBU)

  • Labyrinth 2016 - festival cycle of multimedia presentations of experimental work

  • A series of multimedia concerts of EA music within the international project - Art’s Birthday 2017 to 2020

  • IFEM 2018 to IFEM 2021 (International Festival Of Experimental Music)

Authors of the project: Rudolf Pepucha, Roman Pták

The money raised will be used to produce a commemorative vinyl, voluntary donations will be used for the activities of La Plata Production to finance its publishing plan for 2022.

Personal pickups of rewards are possible in Bratislava, building of Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1, after prior agreement on details by e-mail, info@laplata.sk.

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La Plata Production: https://bit.ly/3h5uzB1

Project partners : SOZA, RTVS,  Vox Groovy Radio | www.voxgroovy.is

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  • 2 I like Marian's music

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    I want to support the release of the Marian Varga LP in memoriam and as a reward, I will choose an L-size T-shirt with graphics by the architect and painter Viliam Bojkovsky, which was created especially for this project.

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    I want to support the release of the Marian Varga LP in memoriam and as a reward, I will choose an XL-size T-shirt with graphics by the architect and painter Viliam Bojkovsky, which was created especially for this project.

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  • 0 Replica of a painting by Marián Varga - MV1 (size 40 x 30 cm)

    I am a hardcore Marián Varga's fan, I want to support the release of the LP Marián Varga in Memoriam and as a reward, I choose a replica of the painting MV1 (digital print) of an original drawing by architect and painter Viliam Bojkovsky, size 40 x 30 cm, pencil, see preview on the main project page.

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  • 1 from 1 3 pcs LP + Original painting - Marián Varga - MV1 (size 40 x 30 cm)

    I am a hardcore Marián Varga's fan, I want to support the release of the LP Marián Varga in Memoriam and as a reward, I choose the original painting MV1 by architect and painter Viliam Bojkovský, size 40 x 30 cm, pencil, see the preview on the main page of the project.

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    I am a hardcore Marián Varga's fan, I want to support the release of the LP Marián Varga in Memoriam and as a reward, I choose the original painting MV1 by architect and painter Viliam Bojkovský, size 61 x 43.5 cm, pencil, see preview on the main page of the project.

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