Marcin Dylla Plays Tansman


Marcin Dylla, GuitarPolish guitarist Marcin Dylla plays Valse Romantique from Polish composer Aleksander Tansman’s Hommage à Chopin, for guitar (1966). As Chopin was also from from Poland, this is triple-Polish! This comes via the Guitar Salon International showroom in Santa Monica, CA. You can also check out the GSI on their YouTube channel.  This video is played on a historic guitar – the 1947 Robert Bouchet that was the second guitar he ever built and the first he sold. Alexandre Tansman (1897–1986) was a Polish-born French composer and virtuoso pianist. Dylla is in good form here as always, navigating the tricky texture with ease. I bet this would sound even better on a modern instrument with tons of open sustain and sound (think pedal down on piano). Still great though.

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Bradford Werner is a guitarist and teacher living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, a private studio, and performs as a freelancing musician. He also plays in the Victoria Guitar Trio, a group focusing on new music commissions by Canadian composers. This is Classical Guitar is based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Check out more Victoria posts at Classical Guitar in Victoria.

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