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Cesar Antonovich Cui

composer , music critic , engineer general

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.