Roland Dyens, a guitarist, composer and arranger, who has left a guitar with his well-known Fuoco were references for a generation of guitarists, who had. Read about Fuoco (Libra Sonatine By Roland Dyens) by Piotr Tomaszewski and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists.

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He said that a journalist once told him he had the hands of a classical musician but the mind of a jazz musician.

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In fact, we can identify clear influences of jazz in his compositions in rhythms and melodies. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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.

This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat He died on October 29, at the age of Roland Dyens October 19, — October 29, was a French [1] classical guitaristcomposer, and arranger.

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. Views Read Edit View history.

Retrieved 24 January 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. He was multifaceted, where the jazz world was very important.


He played Bach suites and he played with jazz musicians at the Arvika Festival in Sweden. We could say that Leo Brower and Roland Dyens among many others, left in bequest a work that marked dyes change of cycle.

In Spain, Dyens had a constant presence at the Festival of the guitar of Cordobaan organization which wept for this important loss. 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. Tango in Skai or Libra Sonatine are some of the many treasures of the guitar which Roland Dyens has left in bequest.

As a performer, Dyens was known for improvisation.

Roland Dyens

rolabd 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. Dyens was born in Tunisia and lived most of his life in Paris. He was considered one of the best guitarists of the world. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Fuoco from ‘Libra Sonatine’

Retrieved 30 October We could say that even being a ufoco guitarist, he was between both worlds. 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.


Compositions which amazed young guitarists by their rhythms, techniques and harmonies. The own Roland Dyens said that he played classical music, but he thought about Jazz.

Fuoco from ‘Libra Sonatine’ – Roland Dyens & Jon Gjylaci Song – BBC Music

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.

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 Dyyens. Roland Dyens, who was 61 on October 19 thhas passed away.

A heavy metal band did a version of the third movement of his Libra Sonatine. 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.

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