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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.

He said that a journalist once told him he had the hands of a classical musician but the mind of a jazz musician. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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. 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.

Compositions which amazed young guitarists by their rhythms, techniques and harmonies. Roland Dyens October 19, — October 29, was a French [1] classical guitaristcomposer, and arranger. We could say that even being a classical guitarist, he was between both worlds.

In Spain, Dyens had a constant presence at the Festival of the guitar of Cordobaan organization which wept for this important loss. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 24 January He was considered one of the best guitarists of the world. As a performer, Dyens was known for improvisation. A heavy metal band did a version of the third movement of his Libra Sonatine.


Roland Dyens – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 30 October In fact, we can identify clear influences of jazz in his compositions in rhythms and melodies. He was a musician who adapted his performance to the public, dyenz features of the place or the moment itself; with the purpose of getting the best musical experience. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberfouco 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 died on October 29, at the age of For Roland Dyens, the program concept was not related to his view of music, since he dyen on the traditional view of concerts and the enjoyment of the guitar.

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


We could say that Leo Brower and Roland Dyens among many others, left in bequest a work that marked the change of cycle. 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.

Tango in Skai or Libra Sonatine are some of the many treasures of the guitar which Roland Dyens has left in bequest. The own Roland Dyens said that he played classical music, but he thought about Jazz.

Roland Dyens

He played Bach suites and he played with jazz musicians at the Arvika Festival in Sweden. Views Read Edit View history. 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, ddyens was 61 on October 19 thhas passed away. He was multifaceted, where the jazz world was very important.