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César Antonovich Cui (Russian: Це́зарь Анто́нович Кюи́; 18 January [O.S. 6 January] 1835 – 13 March 1918) was a Russian composer and music critic of French and Lithuanian descent. His profession was as an army officer (he rose to the rank of Engineer-General (compared to full general) of The Russian Imperial Army) 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Russian Piano Music Balakirev, Borodin, Cui, Moussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov; Margaret Fingerhut 1
1993 25 Preludes, op. 64 César Cui; Jeffrey Biegel 2
2004 Suites Nos. 2, 4 / Le Flibustier César Cui; Róbert Stankovský, Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra 1
2011 Piano Works by 'The Mighty Handful' Balakirev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Cui; Philip Edward Fisher 1
Songs Balakirev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov; Daniil Shtoda, Larissa Gergieva 1

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