L'album Citrons doux - comme Nuages - réunit des compositions et arrangements personnels mais, plus que sur le swing ou le balanço, mon choix s'est porté cette fois sur le murmure, la confidence, la nostalgie et la tendresse. J'ai aussi souhaité mêler à ma musique celle de compositeurs pour lesquels le coeur des guitaristes ne cessera jamais de battre, le paraguayen Agustin Barrios (1885-1944), les espagnols Fernando Sor (1778 -1839) et Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982), et le luthiste allemand Silvius Leopoldus Weiss - exact contemporain de Johann Sebastian Bach - comme j'ai pris plaisir à faire cohabiter l'ombre de Frank Zappa, les valses de Frédéric Chopin (1771-1844) et la valse-musette de Tony Murena.
The magnificent artist Roland Dyens (born in Tunisia ) tells us with his remarkable CD full of contrast, color and expression a wonderful story. His playing is of a delicate sensibility with admirable understanding for harmony, rhythm, served with a beautiful tone. He presents us the widest range of music-styles with taste and brilliant guitar-techniques. Being well-known for his improvisations, it is a delight to hear some fine compositions such as Torija from Federico Moreno Torroba and Agustin Barrios Valse no.3 being played with a fresh interpretation. Dyens’ Hommage a Frank Zappa is of an incredible penetrating force and serves it's name right. In big contrast to that, is his Valse des Loges, smooth and seductive, reminding us of A. Barrios compositions but with a modern touch. Indifference from Tony Murena is wonderful refreshing and jolly, again in big contrast with the piece that comes next: Mes Ennuis by the Spanish composer Fernando Sor. The program continues with Flying Wigs from Roland Dyens, a small and pretty piece that leads to the Valses opus Posthume 69 no. 1 and 2 from Frédéric Chopin, like the Mazurka opus 68 no 4 written originally for the piano but convincingly transcribed for guitar by Roland Dyens himself. Chopin is followed by Courante and Aria by the Baroque composer Silvius Leopoldus Weiss, again amazing how well the pieces follow each other up and how well Dyens is capable of changing styles. The last piece is an interesting ending to this colorful CD it is the title composition: Citrons Doux from Roland Dyens a repetitive and almost recitative piece with an appealing melodic bass and beautiful harmonies.