Gandalf (musician)

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Gandalf
Schallwelle 2012 Img02 - Heinz Strobl 01.jpg
Background information
Birth nameHeinz Strobl
Born (1952-12-04) 4 December 1952 (age 65)
Pressbaum, Vienna, Austria
GenresNew-age
Years active1981–present
Websitehttp://www.gandalf.at

Gandalf (born Heinz Strobl, born 1952) is the name used by a new-age Austrian composer. He plays a wide variety of instruments, including guitar, keyboard, synthesizers and sitars. He includes electronic sounds in his music.

He released his first album Journey to an Imaginary Land on March 17, 1981, and his second, Visions almost one year later on March 16, 1982. He has become one of Austria's most accomplished international musicians.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • 1981 - Journey to an Imaginary Land
  • 1982 - Visions
  • 1983 - To Another Horizon
  • 1983 - More Than Just a Seagull
  • 1984 - Magic Theatre
  • 1985 - Tale from a Long Forgotten Kingdom
  • 1987 - The Universal Play
  • 1987 - From Source to Sea
  • 1989 - Invisible Power
  • 1990 - Labyrinth (Soundtrack)
  • 1990 - Symphonic Landscapes
  • 1992 - Gallery of Dreams
  • 1992 - The Stones of Wisdom
  • 1994 - To Our Children's Children
  • 1994 - Colours of the Earth
  • 1995 - Echoes from Ancient Dreams
  • 1996 - The Shining (with Galadriel)
  • 1996 - Gates to Secret Realities
  • 1997 - Barakaya: Trees Water Life
  • 1999 - Into the Light
  • 1999 - Samsara
  • 2000 - Visions 2001 (CD1: inspired by Tolkien, Lord of the Rings. CD2: a compilation "20 Years Gandalf: Rare & Precious Pieces") [1]
  • 2002 - The Fountain of Secrets
  • 2003 - Between Earth and Sky
  • 2004 - Colors of a New Dawn
  • 2005 - Der Prophet [2]
  • 2006 - Sacred River
  • 2007 - Lotus Land
  • 2009 - Sanctuary
  • 2011 - Earthsong and Stardance
  • 2013 - Dreamweaver
  • 2014 - The Prophet - Instrumental Edition (Music inspired by Kahlil Gibran) [3]
  • 2014 - Frame By Frame
  • 2016 - All is One - One is All

Compilations[edit]

  • 1987 - Fantasia: Best of Gandalf
  • 1991 - Reflection (Masterworks 1986-1990)
  • 1995 - Magical Voyage [4]
  • 1997 - Under Infinite Skies [5]
  • 2000 - Reiki: Healing Light [6]
  • 2001 - Visions: 2001 (CD1: inspired by Tolkien, Lord of the Rings. CD2: compilation, "20 Years Gandalf: Rare & Precious Pieces") [7]

Live Albums[edit]

  • 2008 - Live in Vienna [8]
  • 2018 - 35 Years Live [9]

References[edit]

External links[edit]