A portrait o Cui, published in What We Hear in Music,1913.[1]

César Antonovich Cui (Roushie: Це́зарь Анто́нович Кюи́; 18 January [A.S. 6 January] 1835 – 13 Mairch 1918)[2] wis a Roushie componer an muisic creetic o French, Pols an Lithuanie strynd.[3] His profession wis as an airmy officer (he rose tae the rank o Ingineer-General (compared tae full general) o The Roushie Imperial Airmy) an a teacher o fortifications, an his avocational life has pairteecular signeeficance in the history o muisic. In this sideline he is kent as a member o The Five, a group o Roushie componers unner the leadership o Mily Balakirev dedicatit tae the production o a speceefically Roushie teep o muisic.


  1. Oberndorfer, Anne Faulkner (1913). What We Hear in Music: A Laboratory Course of Study in Music History and Appreciation, for Four Years of High School, Academy, College, Music Club Or Home Study ... New Jersey, United States: Victor Talking Machine Company. p. 118. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
  2. Назаров, А.ф. Цезарь Антонович Кюи (Moscow: Muzyka, 1989), p. 221.
  3. As Cui wrote tae Felipe Pedrell in 1897: "Bien que russe, je suis d’origine mi-française, mi-lithuanienne." See Geoffrey Norris and Lyle Neff. "Cui, César." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, accessed October 29, 2012, http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/06938.