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Cesar Antonovich Cui

Cesar Cui, Composer, music critic, engineer general.

Background

  • Cui, Cesar was born on January 18, 1835 in Wil’no.

  • Career

    • Specialist in military engineering. General. Professor at the Academy of Engineering, Petersburg. Member of the Mighty Handful.

      One of the most distinguished music critics in the 1860-1890s. Finished the opera Kamennyi Gost’ by Dargomyzhskii, 1866. Among the composers who put the finishing touches to M. Mussorgskii’s opera Sorochinskaia Iarmarka.
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    Born January 18, 1835
    Died March 26, 1918
    (aged 83)
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