Usher Waltz : Work information

Composers
Nikita Koshkin ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Ricardo Cobo (Guitar)

This work

Work name
Usher Waltz
Work number
Op. 29
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1984-00-00 02:00:00

This recording

Label
Essay
Producer
n/a
Engineer
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Recording date
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The Composers

Nikita Koshkin

Track listing

  • 6:39 min

Notes

One of the most popular of guitar showpieces, Nikita Koshkin's Usher Waltz was composed in 1984. Inspired by a passage in Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher in which Sir Roderick improvises wildly on a Weber waltz, Koshkin determined to write a concert waltz in a stylised romantic manner. Reflecting the gradual descent into madness and crumbling of the Usher clan, the waltz is both beautiful and terrible. Listen out for the wild pizzicato twangs and the ghostly harmonics in this wickedly humorous piece!