César Cui

Born: 18th Januar 1835

Died: 13th März 1918

Birthplace: Vilnius, Russian Empire (Now Lithuania)

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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