Inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe story The Fall of the House of Usher, in which Poe wrote "I listened, as if in a dream, to the wild improvisations of his speaking guitar." Koshkin's piece was written for the famed guitarist Vladislav Blaha.
Like much of Koshkin's work it has an immediate appeal to a wide audience who are both astonished at the visceral impact of the piece, and at the range of sounds coaxed from the guitar, which sounds "bigger than it really is".
Live @ The Gitaarsalon - Enkhuizen - The Netherlands.
Intermezzo opus 118 no 2. van Johannes Brahms
Camera: Peter de Vos - Ron Gundelach - Wilhelmien Stam
Soundrecording: Frank Reijgersberg
Video edit: Wilhelmien Stam