Roland Dyens – The great composer has passed away

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One of the greatest musicians of all time passed away, French guitarist and composer, Roland Dyens. He was especially highly influential for me during my undergraduate career. His music was visceral, complex, and soulful. I had the opportunity to study with him in the late nineties and I commonly include one of his works in my concert programs, and recorded his “Libra Sonatine”. He will be missed, but his music will live on…

Roland Dyens
During my studies with Roland Dyens, France (circa 1997).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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