R.I.P Roland Dyens

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by 60moo » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:42 am

Thank you Roland Dyens for the way you approached your music and for the legacy you have left us.

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by barnux » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:28 am

So young. So sad.

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Guero » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:13 pm

:( :(

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by lucy » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:47 pm

So sad to hear this!

He was a true natural. Someone once told me that he didn't exactly come from the usual CG background - and when asked to play a scale during his audition for a place at the Paris Conservatoire, he replied, "What's a scale?"

Obviously, the panel saw his immense natural talent! Thanks to them, we've been able to enjoy listening to a great musician and play his wonderful compositions.
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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Bertran » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:57 pm

I am sad to know that he is gone. Great player and composer.
Let angels be with you dear Roland.

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by MarkInLA » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:22 pm

I wasn't aware of this tragedy until yesterday...I can't add much of anything else. I think he is one of the greatest composers and players of guitar of all time..Watching him control the most complicated guitar pieces, so many his own compositions, with such ease and feeling has always kept me awe struck. If there was any guitarist I could trade places with, it'd been him.. This is a huge loss for the classical (and jazz) guitar world.. a huge loss...M

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by MarkInLA » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:45 pm

cadiz wrote:I can't believe it. :(

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Thanks so much for attaching the photo..This really is sad.. Ironically it's "Valse en Skai" I've been riveted too for a long time now, more than all the other sheet music I have..
I really will miss Roland Dyens.
Mark

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:52 am

I just heard of him and I watched Tango en skie on YouTube. I am relatively new to CG just a couple of years. So much talent. At least I can discover him through videos. Terrible loss.

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by PatD » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:38 pm

I recall his concert in Seattle in 2006 or thereabout. Mesmerizing is the only word to describe that performance! At the end he laid his guitar on the stool and stood off to the side and gestured toward the guitar, as if to say, "I am only the humble messenger here. I too am overcome by the magic of this moment." He was totally genuine, totally humble, and, of course, humorous. This was the genius of Roland Dyens. Merci, Roland.

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Schneider » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:40 pm

I was neaby, just wanted to say "hello"...

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I went up into the attic and found a Stradivarius and a Rembrandt.
Unfortunately Stradivarius was a terrible painter and Rembrandt made lousy violins.

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Vito Simplicio » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:50 pm

Fresh flowers, forever loved.
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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by leslietranter » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:56 pm

His piece Tango En Skai made a tremendous impact on me when I first heard it played as an encore at the end of a Xuefei Yang concert. Just magic. RIP Roland.

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