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Sometimes he opened his concerts with an improvised piece, and he might improvise the program itself, without planning or announcing beforehand what he would be playing.

Roland Dyens

After the nationalist music of the 20th century, which is considered the golden century of the guitar, these compositions constituted a new stage, a new way of perceiving and feeling the music. Roland Dyens, who was 61 on October 19 thhas passed away.

He said that a journalist once told him he had the hands of a classical musician but dyen mind of a jazz musician. Views Read Edit View history.

Dyens was born in Tunisia and lived most of his life in Paris.

In the same way, he had a great ability to improvise, a capacity that in the world of the classical guitar is not very common. He died on October 29, at the age of It is the loss of one of the most important guitarists around the world, due to his interpretations, his compositions, and especially his vision of the instrument and of music overall.


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Roland Dyens – Wikipedia

For Roland Dyens, the program concept was not related to his view of music, since he disagreed on the traditional view of concerts and the enjoyment of the guitar. Compositions which amazed young guitarists by their rhythms, techniques and harmonies. In fact, we can identify clear influences of jazz in his compositions in rhythms and melodies.

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Roland Dyens, a guitar genius | Guitarras Alhambra

He was a musician who adapted his performance to the public, the features of the place or the moment itself; with the purpose of getting the best musical experience. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat Retrieved 24 January As a performer, Dyens was known for improvisation.

Dyenw heavy metal band did a version of the third movement of his Libra Sonatine. We could say that even being a classical guitarist, he was between both worlds.

Tango in Skai or Libra Sonatine are some of the many treasures of the guitar which Roland Dyens has left in bequest. Roland Dyens October 19, — October 29, was a French [1] classical guitaristcomposer, and arranger.

He was multifaceted, where the jazz world was very important. The own Roland Dyens djens that he played classical music, but he thought about Jazz.

In Spain, Dyens had a constant presence at the Festival of the guitar of Cordobaan organization which wept for this important loss. A well known guitarist for his ability to improvise For Roland Dyens, the program concept was not related to his view of music, since he disagreed on the traditional view of concerts and the enjoyment of the guitar.


He played Bach suites and he played with jazz fuooc at the Arvika Festival in Sweden. Retrieved from ” https: By means of these words, from Alhambra Guitarswe want to show our respect and recognition to the amazing career of an impressive guitarist who dedicated his life to the guitar. We could say that Leo Brower and Roland Dyens among many others, left in bequest a work that marked the change of cycle.

Retrieved 30 October Dyens released several volumes of arrangements that included not only the classical music of Fernando Sor but also the Brazilian music of Heitor Villa-Lobosjazz standards by Thelonious Monkthe French pop of Edith Piafand the Gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt. He was considered one of the best guitarists of the world.