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Elena Papandreou plays Dyens

Catalogue numberBIS-1366 CD
Release date2005-05-28
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time69:14

In his versatility and range of musical interests the French guitarist and composer Roland Dyens is quite exceptional. For the performer Dyens, ‘improvisation’ is living, breathing composition. And in it he unleashes an arsenal of harmonic and melodic possibilities, and a battery of techniques that could only come from an artist of exceptional creativity and musical depth. The loving attention to detail that Dyens applies to his written compositions is almost a direct contradiction to the freedom of his concert improvisations. This ‘strictness’, however, employing the use of many new and individual symbols, also allows the interpreter truly into Dyens’ soundscape, a soundscape which is immediately appealing and accessible without ever becoming trite. Many of the colourful titles Dyens uses reveal his love of punning as well as his various, and varied, sources of inspiration, one of which is the wide musical expanse of Brazil. Villa-Lobos is a major influence, as is Egberto Gismonti, the Brazilian pianist and guitarist seen by many as a successor to Villa-Lobos. For this recital of Dyens music, eminent guitarist Elena Papandreou – whose previous release on BIS (BIS-CD-1236, featuring works by Nikita Koshkin) was called a “delightful and deeply impressive recording” in Classical Guitar Magazine – has selected her favourite works by Dyens, including two pieces dedicated to her, one of which (Triaela) is here recorded for the first time.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Dyens, Roland
01 Tango en Skaï 02:49 $ 0.59 USD
  Triaela (2001/2002) 15:09
02 I. Light Motif (Takemitsu au Brésil) 04:52 $ 1.02 USD
03 II. Black Horn (when Spain meets jazz) 05:03 $ 1.06 USD
04 III. Clown Down (Gismonti au cirque) 05:14 $ 1.10 USD
05 Songe Capricorne (1994) 06:04 $ 1.27 USD
  Hommage à Villa-Lobos (1987) 11:17
06 I. Climazonie 02:35 $ 0.54 USD
07 II. Danse caractérielle et bachianinha 03:56 $ 0.83 USD
08 III. Andantinostalgie 02:39 $ 0.56 USD
09 IV. Tuhu 02:07 $ 0.44 USD
  Trois Pièces Polyglottes 14:11
10 I. Sols d`ièze (G sharp) 05:51 $ 1.23 USD
11 II. Valse des loges (Green Room Waltz) 04:58 $ 1.04 USD
12 III. Flying Wigs (Perruques volantes) 03:22 $ 0.71 USD
13 Lettre Encore... (2000) 01:35 $ 0.33 USD
  Libra Sonatine (1986) 16:23
14 I. India 05:50 $ 1.23 USD
15 II. Largo 07:02 $ 1.48 USD
16 III. Fuoco 03:31 $ 0.74 USD
  Album total 69:14
GuitarPapandreou, Elena
ComposerDyens, Roland

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