César Cui

Opera, Composer

1835 – 1918

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Who was César Cui?

César Antonovich Cui was a Russian composer and music critic of French and Lithuanian descent. His profession was as an army officer and a teacher of fortifications, and his avocational life has particular significance in the history of music. In this sideline he is known as a member of The Five, a group of Russian composers under the leadership of Mily Balakirev dedicated to the production of a specifically Russian type of music.

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Born
Jan 18, 1835
Vilnius
Also known as
  • Цезарь Антонович Кюи
  • Cesar Cui
  • Cui, César
Nationality
  • Russia
Profession
Died
Mar 13, 1918
Saint Petersburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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