EARTHSONG AND STARDANCEPrudence 398.6762.2
In the end the whole universe consists of pure energy, it
After Platon and Newton it was nature philosopher, mathematician,
astronomer and theologian Johannes Kepler, who in the early 17th
century discovered that the basic principles of music apply to the
whole cosmic hustle and bustle – and vice versa, that the whole plan of
the world is mirrored in the essence of music. He called it the
“harmony of the world”.
Gandalf follows these thoughts in a new orchestral composition, which
he created for his 30th stage anniversary. This unique “Symphony Of The
Third Millenium” marks a new peak in his rich oeuvre.
The piece is a tribute to the wonderful variety and beauty of the
universe, to the miracle of all life and being. For the choir passages
Gandalf used a selection of verses from the Bhagavat Gita in its
original language, Sanskrit, which is said to be one of the oldest
languages of mankind.
|THE UNFOLDING OF THE WORLDS - Part 1
THE UNFOLDING OF THE WORLDS - Part 2
ABOUT THE MIRACLE OF LIFE - Part 1
ABOUT THE MIRACLE OF LIFE - Part 2
ABOUT THE MIRACLE OF LIFE - Part 3
ABOUT THE BEAUTY OF BEING - Part 1
ABOUT THE BEAUTY OF BEING - Part 2
THE PATHS OF MAN - Part 1
THE PATHS OF MAN - Part 2
THE PATHS OF MAN - Part 3
THE PATHS OF MAN- Part 4
THE PATHS OF MAN - Part 5
THE GREAT CEREMONIAL - Part 1
THE GREAT CEREMONIAL - Part 2
THE GREAT CEREMONIAL - Part 3
All music composed, orchestrated & produced by Gandalf
Recorded, edited & mixed at Seagull Music Studio, Austria
Orchestra recordings at Studio Noisa, Austria, engineered by Wolfgang
Mastered by Horst Pfaffelmayer at the Gold Chamber, Austria
|Orchestra CORSO WIEN conducted by
Sanskrit-Choirs arranged & performed by Bernd Kronowetter and
| Merike Hilmar: Solo Cello
Tom Niesner: Bass
Christian Strobl: Drums,
Darabuka & Framedrum
|Gandalf: Acoustic & Electric
Guitars, Saz, Electric Sitar, Piano,
Organ & Keyboards, Mallets & Orchestral Percussion
Review by Serge Kozlovsky
When earth and sky meet one another
A harmony is born
The true master of new age music Gandalf returns with a new album
“Earthsong and Stardance” released by the renowned label Real Music.
This album is the epic symphony celebrating the variety and beauty of
the whole universe.
The Corso Wien Orchestra with their subtle classical approach and
Sanskrit choir which beautifully sings in one of the oldest languages
of mankind helps the artist to create the polyphonic sound which goes
in many dimensions. And certainly all compositions are united by
Gandalf’s unique style which enchants the listener and makes him float
easily on the waves of Gandalf’s inspirational music. One wants just to
enjoy the touching and heartfelt artist’s guitar. Yet I’d like to add
that all compositions of “Earthsong and Stardance” are listened to as a
“Earthsong and Stardance” is filled with joy and it celebrates life
with all the vital force which is contained in the deep and versatile
music of this gifted Austrian composer and performer.
But these words don’t fully describe Gandalf’s music. What are main
features of it? The music of Gandalf has a special essence which can be
felt beyond the sound. It contains positive vibrations which raise the
spirit and give it a needed strength.
You feel how life is beautiful and amazing. You again want to love and
create in this very rich and exciting world where material and
spiritual are just integrated parts of a whole, and it is hard to
determine where one ends and another begins. You want to get lost in
love and find yourself overfilled with new constructive plans and ideas.
Listen to the album “Earthsong and Stardance” and sense the vibrations
of life, and the pulsations of the universe itself.