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  1. Ewige Treue (2012)
    for soprano and piano
    Lyrics: Ingolf Serwuschok
    ca 6'30''
  2. Party Pieces Project (2012)
    co-composition with 100 international composers
    for oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, vibraphone, accordion, piano, violin, viola, and violincello
    ca 1'
  3. The Seven Chakras of Dionysus (2011/12)
    for narrator, mezzo soprano and 13 instrumentalists
    ca 50'
  4. The 7 Open Chakras of Dionysus (2009/10)
    for piano solo
    ca. 38'
  5. Troisième Hymne Delphique à Apollon (2008/09)
    [Third Delphian Hymn to Apollo]
    ca. 22'
    string quartet no. 2 (commissioned by Hatto Beyerle)
    EG 1812
  6. playback play (2007)
    ca. 12´
    for viola and organ (commissioned by MDR-Figaro; CD recording)
    EG 1055+1055a
  7. Lilly Panthea (2007)
    ca. 4´
    for children's string quartet (commissioned by Elisabet Heineken and Hatto Beyerle)
  8. Message from Sirius (2007)
    ca. 25´
    for tenor, dancer, and two percussionists
  9. Zwischen Tier und Gott [Between Beast and God] (2006)
    ca. 8´-9´
    for solo viola (commissioned by violist Tatjana Masurenko)
    EG 993
  10. Peronellas Fass [Peronella’s Barrel] (2005)
    ca. 11´
    for five male voices a capella (commissioned by ensemble amarcord)
    EG 978+978a
  11. Satireiki - Music for Theater Play (2005)
    ca. 20´
    for one percussionist plus trumpet, bagpipe, accordion, and guitar
  12. about energy (2004)
    ca. 11´
    for chamber ensemble
    EG 979
  13. alphabeta (2004)
    ca. 30´
    for full orchestra
    EG 895
  14. Tango per te (2003)
    ca. 3´
    for string quartet
  15. Der Kampf mit dem Tiger [Fighting the Tiger] (2003)
    ca. 18´30´´
    for 7 wind instruments, two percussionists and a narrator
    EG 911
  16. b. Der gläserne Apfel [The glassy apple] (2008)
    (Goldmund’s Time)
    ca. 20´
    for string orchestra and CD (2008)
    EG 1811LM
  17. a. Der gläserne Apfel [The glassy apple] (2002)
    (Goldmund’s Time)
    ca. 20´
    for 19 strings and CD
    EG 966
  18. Die Zeit des Narziss [Narcissus’ Time] (2001)
    String quartet no. 1
    ca. 10´
  19. Das Orakel [The Oracle] (2001)
    ca. 12´
    for harp and clarinet
    EG 965
  20. Bows (2000)
    ca. 10´
    for violin and viola
  21. 4 early piano pieces (1999-2000)
    ca. 12´
    for piano
  22. Equilibrium (1998)
    ca. 11´
    for string orchestra
  23. Music for two blushing guitars (1998)
    ca. 6´
    for two guitars
  24. As time goes by (1996)
    ca. 6´
    for guitar and flute
  25. Schwanengesang [Swan Song] (1995)
    ca. 6´
    for guitar and flute

 

Arrangements

  1. Kalanda Christugennon (2009)
    ca. 3´
    für mixed choir (commissioned by Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk TV)
  2. Kálanda (2008), Greek Christmas and New Year's songs
    ca. 8´
    for five male voices a capella (commissioned by ensemble amarcord)
  3. Christmas I-II (2004)
    ca. 17´
    for piano, flute and soprano (commissioned by pianist Hendrik Bräunlich)
  4. Meditango (2002)
    ca. 6´30´´
    by Astor Piazzolla
    for string quartet (commissioned by the Iturriaga Quartet)

 

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Contact

Aristides Strongylis
Gustav-Mahler-Str. 24
D-04109 Leipzig
Tel.: +49(0)341-69844790
aristides@strongylis.com

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What others say

"Strongylis paints the drastic fairy tale very incisively. [...] [A] highly expressive work."

(Tatjana Böhme-Mehner, Leipziger Volkszeitung, 11.04.2011, on Fighting the Tiger / Tiger Project)

"Highly energetic music with tonal elements. [...] By its straightforward sound and rhythm, the work appeals to the listener instantaneously. It ends in an ecstatic sound frenzy of refined eloquence."

(Max Nyffeler on Troisième Hymne Delphique à Apollon in nmz 7-8/2010)

"We remember Nietzsche, who opposed the Apollonian to the Dionysian element to describe opposed characters in art. This music thus seems to pose the question of what might be the Apollonian in art."
"... a joyful play with colors and tones."

(Manuel Rösler on Troisième Hymne Delphique à Apollon in ensemble 1/2010)

"[Narzissus’ Time is] a string quartet that impresses: ... intricate spaces of wild, original energy in boundless liberty."

(Goslarsche Zeitung, 21.08.2008)

"The inspring opus Zwischen Tier und Gott [Between Beast and God] (2006) left a lasting impression, a piece commissioned by Tatjana Masurenko to composer Aristides Strongylis, who was present at the concert."

(Saarbrücker Zeitung (Germany), 14.02.2008)

"It would not be entirely fair to say that the piece Die Zeit des Narziss [Narcissus’ Time] by Greek composer Aristides Strongylis was the best of the evening, for the simple reason that the following Brahms left everone impressed. But one can still claim that this opus by Strongylis seemed the most interesting. A hard to play piece, dedicated to the Iturriaga Quartet, and inspired by a book of Hermann Hesse. Utterly delightful."

(Diario Bahía de Cádiz (Spain), 05.07.2007)

"... the opening of the 7th Leipzig Festival for Vocal Music a capella, at the sold-out Gewandhaus Mendelssohn Hall: the hosts [ensemble amarcord] chose four works by Leipzig composers to put on their music stands, among them three first performances … and Aristides Strongylis (b. 1974) ravishing Boccaccio scene, Perronella’s Barrel."

(Peter Korfmacher, Leipziger Volkszeitung (Germany), 02.05.2006)