R.I.P Roland Dyens

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by brooks » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:33 am

I am stunned. What a profound loss. My condolences to his family. RIP Maestro

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Post by souldier » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:43 am

Aside from his musical genius, he seemed to be a really great person and unique personality that shined through his music. Condolences to the family and friends
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Post by gilles T » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:15 pm

I am stunned and profoundly schocked.

I had the honnor to know him; every year he would invite me for the audition of his students in the CNSM of Paris.
Never dared to tell him he was for me the greatest living guitarist, and one of the most prominent composer. A kind of Franz Liszt for today; a great human being.

The world will be a less interesting place without him.

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Post by rkguitar16 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:36 pm

Was so saddened to learn about the death or Roland Dyens. I was fortunate to hear him perform at the John Marlow Guitar series where he opened his program with an improvisation never before heard by the audience much less by himself. His uniqueness, warmth, and brilliance will continue to inspire for generations to come. May grace surround his family and friends.

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Post by rob8624 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:41 pm

Sad, sad news condolences to his family and friends, the loss of great man.

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Post by JayGuitar » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:17 pm

Hard to believe, such a loss. May his family find comfort soon.

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Post by Non Tabius » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:06 pm

Gee I remember how humble he was and answered questions posed by us on this site about 8 years back,Geoff still set up the debate question- answer thread with Roland.Roland was most helpful answering all the queries pertaining to interpretation as best he could through a French -English interpreter for us all here at Delcamp.May he rest in peace .

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Post by singvomblatt » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:21 pm

I found the note this morning too on FB. So sad !! I attended the Festival in Hersbruck/Bavaria 2013 where he gave a wonderful concert in the church. He was also giving masterclasses in the festival building. Too bad I did not sign up for it. Now it is too late !!!
What was the cause of his death? He was only 61 !!! Does anybody have some infos on this ?

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by simonm » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:23 pm

Bastien Burlot wrote: Dans la confidence depuis près d'un an sur son combat, ses combats qu'il a su mener de front avec l'honnêteté et le courage que je lui connaissait. Mon Maître s'en est allé, un Ami de 20ans à qui je dois tellement, tellement!

Je te remercie Roland, du fond du cœur. Repose en paix.
From the French forum. Seems like the writing had been on the wall for some time. Maybe "Oblivion" was a message to those who knew him better. For me his arrangement of "Take the A-Train" is simply the best there is.

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Guitar-ded » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:59 pm

Such unexpectedly sad news. RIP Roland.
It's only relatively recently that I've gotten into his music, having kind of avoided him for no particular reason.
Now that I have, I appreciate his talent.
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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by vattila » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:23 pm

Sad news, one of my favorite composers, his rearrangements are incredible. Rest in peace!

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Aucaman » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:52 pm

I'm in Santiago de Chile right now and a friend told me the news. I refused to believe it. Surely my friend had made a mistake Roland is a lot younger than I and so full of life .... must be somebody else.
However, this morning I finally had access to a computer and was stunned to realized that Roland is truly gone! :cry:

I was lucky enough to not only hear him play many times in USA and in Europe, but also share many a meal with him. He was always so inventive, playful and funny. One day I was wearing a Mozart T-shirt that I had purchased in Vienna, Austria. It had some music printed on it. He grabbed his guitar and tried to play what was written on it! We all then quickly realized that it was all wrong and it didn't make any sense. So he decided to improvise following those impossible notes. What a hoot! We had a great time hearing his creation based on a hopelessly wrong score on a T-Shirt.

That's the kind of genius Roland was.

We will surely miss him

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by FHC » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:04 pm

Truly sad day. May his genuine, playful and musical spirit live on in us all.

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Re: R.I.P Roland Dyens

Post by Dofpic » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:18 pm

I heard from his Manager it was Lung Cancer. He was a heavy smoker. Major Bummer.
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Post by chiral3 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:46 pm

Thanks for the info Dofpic. Doesn't change the outcome, but helps with understanding. Rgds, C
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