Tag Roland Dyens

Alexandra Whittingham Plays Saudade No.3 by Dyens

19 year old British guitarist Alexandra Whittingham plays Saudade No.3 by Roland Dyens (1955–2016). A very exciting piece when it gets going with varied styles mixed together. A student at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Whittingham pulls this off with…

Roland Dyens Plays Sor, Reinhardt, and Piazzolla

Roland Dyens plays Fernando Sor’s Le Calme, Django Reinhardt’s Nuages, and Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion + Libertango on a 1947 Bouchet guitar. Includes an excellent into about the guitar and the usual hilarious banter by Dyens that one can not help…

Roland Dyens Plays Prelude/Improvisation

Roland Dyens in concert at the Guitar Salon International showroom in Santa Monica, CA, playing an improvisation, or prelude, to open the concert. He’s playing a 1956 Robert Bouchet classical guitar. To be honest I don’t completely love his improvisations…

Thomas Viloteau Plays Dyens

Thomas Viloteau plays the iconic Tango en Skaï by Roland Dyens, with whom he studied with in Paris. You can grab the sheet music via Amazon.com, it’s a fun piece and not outrageously difficult (although Viloteau gives us all a…

Michael Kolk plays Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk

The spectacular Canadian guitarist Michael Kolk plays the Thelonious Monk classic Round Midnight, arranged by Roland Dyens. Recorded live in concert at Spirit of Life Lutheran Church, Vancouver BC, July 12, 2014. Kolk is a great player, you can check out…

Review: Sonata by Cesar Rojas

Sonata by Cesar Rojas Artist Website: cesarrojasguitar.com Highlights: The Dowland is beautiful with great shaping and phrasing. The Dyens is played with ease which is no easy feat. Columbian born guitarist Cesar Rojas is currently based out of Toronto, Canada.  I…

Roland Dyens Plays Alba Nera at the 2013 CGR

A great sounding video of Roland Dyens playing his own work ‘Alba Nera’ live at the Classical Guitar Retreat. Feels like we are right in the audience. The next retreat is July 2nd-7th, 2014 which is sure to be a…

Alecu-Vicentiu Ciapi plays Saudade No. 3 by Roland Dyens

I’ll be highlighting five youth guitarists over the next few days. All of the youth are prize winners from the 8th Velbert Segovia-Wettbewerb  2012 youth competition (under 14 years). Alecu-Vicentiu Ciapi (Romania) placed 3rd. Here is Alecu-Vicentiu Ciapi playing Saudade No. 3 by Roland Dyens back…

Roland Dyens plays Le calme Op. 50 (Sor)

A pretty little work by Dyens with lots of Sor-like figuration. Cute. Video Link and Quote Source:  Le calme Op. 50 composed by Fernando Sor (1778-1839) performed by Roland Dyens June 30, 2012 – Sottile Theatre College of Charleston…