Ulf Grahn (1942-)

Elegy for Russian Guitar

  • Year of composition: 2017
  • Work category: Guitar solo
  • Dedication: Stefan Wester
  • First performed: Stefan Wester plays the premiere performance of the piece Elegy for the Russian Guitar (2017), written by composer Ulf Grahn. This concert took place at the College of Music in Pitea, on October 3, 2017.
  • Duration: 5 min
  • Detailed duration: 4'30"


Russian Guitar

Location for score and part material


Description of work

A short Elegy. The piece develops from opening single line. It uses traditional guitar technics.


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Work comment

This is a work that was started in 2016 with a few measures, then stopped. I had some correspondence with Stefan during this time.

Then I was in the FST apartment in Berlin 2016 and suddenly one evening, when looking at the opening, it clicked and during a few days in Berlin alone I finished the Elegy and sent it off to Stefan. After this, I realised that it needed some companions so during the next year I added three more solo pieces to complete a suite.