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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.

We could say that even being a classical guitarist, he was between both worlds. Roland Dyens October 19, — October 29, was a French [1] classical guitaristcomposer, and arranger.

Roland Dyens – Wikipedia

He was considered one of the best guitarists of the world. He was multifaceted, where the jazz world was very important. Tango in Skai or Libra Sonatine are some of the many treasures of the guitar which Roland Dyens has left in bequest.

Dyens released several volumes of arrangements that included not only the classical music of Fernando Sor fuoxo also the Brazilian music of Heitor Villa-Lobosjazz standards by Thelonious Monkthe French pop of Edith Piafand the Gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt.

In the same way, he had a great ability to improvise, a capacity that dgens the world of the classical guitar is not very common. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A heavy metal band did a version of the third movement of his Libra Sonatine.


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. In Spain, Dyens had a constant presence at the Festival of the guitar of Cordobaan organization which wept for this important loss.

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 This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat In fact, we can identify clear influences of jazz in his compositions in rhythms and melodies.

Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Roland Dyens

The own Roland Dyens said that he played classical music, but he thought about Jazz. He said that a journalist once told him he had the hands of a classical musician but the mind of a jazz musician.

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. 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.


He died on October 29, at the age of Compositions which amazed young guitarists by their rhythms, techniques and harmonies.

Roland Dyens, a guitar genius | Guitarras Alhambra

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. Dyens was born in Tunisia and lived most of his life in Paris. Roland Dyens, who was 61 fuooc October 19 thhas passed away.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. He played Bach suites and he played ryens jazz musicians at the Arvika Festival in Sweden. As a performer, Dyens was known for improvisation. Retrieved 24 January