R.I.P Roland Dyens

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by foureyees » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:47 pm

I had a chance to meet Roland in person when he played at GSI last year. Such a warmhearted and intelligent person. He seemed healthy and in good spirits then, so sad that he passed so suddenly.
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Post by Zach S » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:41 pm

Certainly unexpected, very much so--rest in peace, Roland Dyens.
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Post by dory » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:56 pm

I am not very religious but I will imagine him out there somewhere playing duets with Alirio Diaz who passed relatively recently. I wonder what they would play? (Their styles were quite different.)
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Post by chiral3 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:14 am

I didn't know Alirio Diaz had passed away in July. RIP, sir. Thank you for the waltzes that I've spent so much time playing alone and for groups of people.
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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Schneider » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:45 am

dory wrote:[...] I wonder what they would play? (Their styles were quite different.)
See how two different music styles Masters could have fun (Youtube, search: Maurice André & Dizzy Gillespie, "Manhã de Carnaval") :wink:
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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Intune » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:43 am

As I write this I'm listening to Roland's amazing Pixinguinha CD...what color and expressiveness... Unfortunately I never got to hear him live, but his fabulous talent is on full display in his recordings; from what I've seen in interviews he was an unpretentious and genuinely sweet person with a lively sense of humor. It's a pity, but it seems all the wrong people die young. We profoundly mourn his loss. Thank you, Roland, for all the pleasure your music has brought me. RIP.
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Post by Vito Simplicio » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:04 pm

This is terrible news. I'm shocked and sadden. He was way too young to die.
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Post by pug208 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:37 pm

Met Roland two years ago and attended his Masters class as an audience. He had a sense of humour and was very patiently offering help to the participants. The night of his concert, he told us never prepared a programme, but he really played well.

A big loss to all of us.

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Post by Gordito158 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:39 pm

Very sorry to hear of his sudden passing and at such a young age (61) too. I will miss not only his performances but his vibrant commentaries on his pieces. I hope his passing was not long and drawn out. :(

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Schneider » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:31 pm

Just coming back from the funerals. A rainy day.
It was intimate. Around one hundred persons were there including his parents. How terrible to see your child leaving.
I was there with my friend Didier Magne, who was together with Roland at the Ecole Normale de Musique in the seventies and we've recognized quite a number of faces (how small is the guitar world).
Some people did a speech but it was hard to see and to hear.
Three pieces were played, I think I recognized the "Lettre à soi-même" - but it was difficult to hear.
A red balloon raised in the air with messages from his family. Very painful. The balloon was finally stopped by a tree and did not want to left us as if Roland was saying "let stay together some more time".
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Unfortunately Stradivarius was a terrible painter and Rembrandt made lousy violins.

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Isabelle Frizac » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:47 pm

Pierre thank you for this testimony with great emotion .

I have regretted not able to come.

Il pleure dans mon coeur comme il pleut sur la ville...( Paul Verlaine).

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by PaulHimSelf » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:37 pm

Thank you for all the hard work!

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Linda » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:49 pm

Peace to Mr Roland Dyens as he takes his gifts to yet another dimension. Our Condolences to all of his family and friends.

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Post by sxedio » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:02 am

A great loss for the guitar world ! RIP.
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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by cefyn » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:33 am

What a terrible shock to hear the news - such a talented and genuine man. RIP
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