The composer's name is Maks Averyanovich Kyuss (1874-1942).  HIs date of 
birth is also given as 1877.

It would seem that his name is most often transliterated as 'Max Kuss'.

If you require more detailed biographical information, let me know.

Mike Aylward

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Lajos Kiss was Hungarian, it seems. I would think it more likely this 

Kuss, Margarita Ivanova, 1921-

The first initial is the same, and she is on OCLC
with a couple of scores and a recording of songs. But no waltzes.


At 02:56 PM 5/21/2007, Steven Smolian wrote:
>It's probably Lajos Kiss.  Danube Waves?
>Steve Smolian
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>I am having an awful time trying to nail down the author of a Russian 
>title transliterated as "Amurskiye volnī" but translated variously as 
>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, 
>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
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