The news that Roland Dyens died has shocked the guitar-world, as he was one of the most important, most popular and most charismatic personalities of the contemporary guitar music; but with a range of audience by far exceeding the musical microcosm of the instrument.
With his triple role as a guitarist, composer and arranger, he has created works and concert experiences that defined critically the aesthetic and technical evolution of the classical guitar.
Roland Dyens was already a legend for guitarists and guitar lovers around the world. His early and dramatic death has nothing to add to that legend, only the feeling of a great loss to those who loved him as a musician and as a friend.
“Alfonsina and the Sea”, Ariel Ramírez (music), Félix Luna (lyrics).
Aliki Kayaloglou (song) & Kostas Grigoreas (clas. guitar).
Guitar transcription by K. Grigoreas. Arranged by Nikos Kypourgos.
Lyrics’ translation in Greek by Agathi Dimitrouka.
Album “Songs from Spain and Latin America”.
Producer: Manos Hadjidakis (Sirius).
2015 digital remastering by K. Grigoreas.
Work composed by Kostas Grigoreas for the students’ guitar ensemble of the PREVEZA MUSIC DAYS 2013 summer school
Ensemble teacher & conductor: Nikos Drelas
The Guitarists (left to right): Yorgos Androulakis, Yorgos Athanassiou, Stavros Koudounas, Sara Heider, Dimitris Tsaparas, Katerina Fatourou, Marietta Martaki, Irene Kampouraki, Dinos Giannakos, Odysseas Patounas Festival organized by Polyrythmia Concervatory of Preveza-Greece.