I am having an awful time trying to nail down the author of a Russian waltz,
title transliterated as "Amurskiye volnī" but translated variously as "Waves
of the Amur River Waltz" or "Amur's Waves - Waltz" and almost anything in
It is often identified as "Russian Traditional," but the composer's first
initial is "M." and the last name variously given as "Kuss," "Cuess,"
"Guess," - in cyrillic it is "Kiocc."
What I'd like to find is a standardized spelling of the composer's name, the
full surname and birth/death dates if possible. I understand that this is a
very popular waltz in Russia, and it emerged during the Russo-Japanese War;
one site provided the lyrics and dated the work to "1903-05," but alas,
provided no composer name.
David N. Lewis
Assistant Classical Editor, All Music Guide
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Ann Arbor, MI 48108
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It made my day.