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The Works of Francis Kleynjans

by Tomo Iwakura

The most important and representative works of French Guitarist and Composer Francis Kleynjans(1951-). Romantic and unique compositions with many French Flair. Including his epic Work “Introduction, Variations et Fugue Sur Un Thème Populaire Japonais"
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Arabesque en forme de caprice (Sur le tombeau de Tarrega), Op. 99
10:12 album only
2. 16 variations sentimentales et capricieuses sur une mlodie d'amour, Op. 66
15:47 album only
3. A l'aube du dernier jour, Op. 33
10:46 album only
4. Introduction, Variations et fugue sur un theme populaire Japonais, Op. 114
35:39 album only
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Francis Kleynjans
Guitarist and Composer was born in Paris on 1951. He studied guitar with Alexandre Lagoya and Alirio Diaz. His works are more than 600 pieces.

1. "Arabesque en Forme de Caprice" - A impressive music with motives from "Capricho Arabe" and "Lagrima" by Francisco Tárrega. Dedicate to David Russell.

2. "16 Variations Sentimentales et Capricieuses sur une Melodie d'Amour" - the Love Story Variations.

3. "A l'Aube du Dernier Jour" - His most popular Work with a very unique theme - The last minds of a condemned prisoner until the crushing of a Guilotine. Kleynjans was awarded the first prize of composition at the 22nd contest of guitar by Radio France with this piece. Dedicate to Roberto Aussel.

4. "Introduction, Variations et Fugue sur un Theme Populaire Japonais" - one of the longest guitar piece. The Theme is a very popular song in Japan"Kojo no Tsuki" by Rentaro Taki. This variations had composed for the Wedding of Japanese Guitarist Yoshiyuki Kamata and his wife Sandrine.

Tomo Iwakura (guitar)
was born in Great Britain. When he was twelve years old he began to learn the guitar with Iwao Suzuki. After his completion of a faculty of law at Gakushuin University in Tokyo he studied the guitar with Michael Koch at Peter-Cornelius-Konservatorium in Mainz, Germany. He finished his study of music in 1997 with an excellent degree. Took lessons of N. Yepes, J. Bream, A. Pierri, D. Russel, D.Tanenbaum and many others.
He won the first prize and a special prize at the "Gakusei Guitar Competition" in Tokyo and is also a prize winner of the "Concours International de Guitare" in Ile de Re, France.
Concerts in Germany, France, Peru and Japan.
Lives in Germany since 1989.
His Bach recordings are On-Aired on US Public Radio Stations.



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