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CUI, Cesar
b Vilna, 18 January 1835
d St Petersburg, 14 March 1918, aged eighty-three

His father was a French army officer. He studied military engineering, and on graduation in 1857 was appointed sub-professor and held the rank of Lieutenant-General of Engineers. A meeting with Balakirev started him on serious composition. In 1864 he began writing articles on music, and his witty and literary criticisms were an important part of his life's work.

1857 (22)

Scherzo for orchestra, No 1 and 2

1858 (23)

The Caucasian Prisoner, opera

1859 (24)

Tarantella

The Mandarin's Song, opera

1869 (34)

William Ratcliffe, opera

1875 (40)

Angelo, opera

1881 (46)

Marche solenelle

1883 (48)

Suite Concertante, for violin and orchestra

1886 (51)

Deux Morceaux, for cello and orchestra

1888-9 (53-4)

Le Filibustier, opera

1890-1913 (55-78)

String Quartet in C minor

String Quartet in D major

String Quartet in Eb major

1897 (62)

p Five Little Duets for flute and violin with piano

1899 (64)

The Saracen, opera

1903 (68)

Mlle Fifi, opera

1907 (72)

Matteo Falcone, opera

1911 (76)

The Captain's Daughter, opera

p Violin Sonata in D major

Cui also composed:

Petite Suite for violin and piano

Twelve miniatures for violin and piano

 

 

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