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Peace at Night

"Peace at Night" resounds within and in deep peace with itself. Oestlinds first album produced in a "Felted Piano" sound is an ode to relaxation - soft sounds meet the rushing of a tape machine, the impressionistic melodies meet audible piano mechanics. There are 10 titles that clearly stand out from Oestlind´s previous piano albums - the composer renounces virtuosity and puts the power of the soft tones in the foreground. "Peace at Night"...

The Wolf (Arr. for Piano & Strings)

Oestlind was inspired by a wolf’s image, in whose dark face danger lurks. Quietly starting, the swelling sixteenth notes reflect the approaching aggressiveness – finding their climax in the middle. The wolf endangers other creatures, but it is also a majestic and caring animal. His puppies are set to music in a four-part fugue, characterized by a loving and powerful theme, before returning to the menacing semiquaver theme....

The Magical World of Animals (Part One)

Why does a composer dedicate his sixth solo album to animals? For Oestlind a matter of the heart: "The compositions express my deep respect. My whole life I’ve felt deep empathy for animals and consciously abstained from fish and meat since 2014. A mirror of the 21st century is factory farming, big game hunting, and the daily extinction of 150 species. With this album I want to inspire people to live more consciously and...

Like a Fairy Tale (Arr. for Piano & Strings)

When Oestlind composed the piano version in 2009, he had no idea that 11 years later LIKE A FAIRY TALE would be released for piano and strings. It’s a symbiosis that takes the listeners into the world of fairy tales. It’s a lullaby that conveys security and inner peace. Oestlind's composition enchants and gives us harmony and healing....

The Archangels (Part One)

Oestlind enters spiritual ways with his album for 13 selected Archangels, which touch the listener’s heart deeply. He reflects: “During composing my heart has to be open in order to pave the way for the music to flow from heaven to earth.” Archangel MICHAEL is set to music as a powerful protector, JOPHIEL as a loving being, SANDALPHON (as the Archangel of music) connects the gentle and strong side of the soul. Oestlind dedicates...

The Swan (Arr. for Piano & Strings)

THE SWAN is dedicated to Oestlind’s live-in partner. They know each other since 2010, and at that time he originally composed the piano version for her. Since 2017 they are a happy couple and in 2019 he recorded this version for Piano & Strings. You can feel in every part all different angles of her personality: inner grace meets external beauty, playful lightness and high spirits meet melancholy and experienced pain. While listening to...

THE PIANO SONATAS 4-6

The Sonatas 4-6 are inspired by the Romantic era, the works arouse desire and create drama, and they touch deep down inside: ...

THE PIANO SONATAS 1-3

The Sonatas 1-3 are inspired by the Romantic era, the works arouse desire and create drama, and they touch deep down inside: ...

THE STORM

The Storm represents excitement, a fearful disunity, occasionally even the trepidation of hopelessness, but also blissful happiness....

THE QUIET

THE QUIET reflects atmospheric images that have inner happiness and meditative power as their emotional starting point. This is music that peacefully and simply sends a clear message. Like glimpses of ever-new windows, the pieces convey the feelings of security, well-being, inner peace and absolute relaxation with the utmost vividness and utterly stress relief. “Like a Fairy Tale” and “Prayer” are the composer’s favorites. Oestlind listened deeply, wondering why mankind has to deal with...