January 19 is the 185th birth jubilee of César Cui - Russian composer, member of The Mighty Handful

César Cui is a Russian composer, a member of the Balakirev community, musical critic, an active promoter of the ideas and creativity of The Mighty Handful, a major scientist in the field of fortification, and engineer-general. He managed to achieve significant success in all spheres of his activity, made a significant contribution to the development of domestic musical culture and military science. The musical heritage of Cui is extremely extensive and varied: 14 operas (4 of them for children), several hundred romances, orchestral, choral, ensemble works, and compositions for piano. He is the author of over 700 music-critical works.

The biography of César Cui is in the section “Authors”.

We prepared César Cui composition "Berceuse” performed by A. Lambert that was recorded from the paper music roll "Duo Art" on the reproducing grand piano "Steinway Duo-Art". USA, New-York. 1926