Kaleidoscope, Op. 50 : Work information

Composers
César Cui ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Joseph Seiger (Piano), Mischa Elman (Violin)

This work

Work name
Kaleidoscope, Op. 50
Work number
Op. 50
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1893-01-01 02:00:00

This recording

Label
Artemis-Vanguard
Producer
Seymour Solomon
Engineer
Marc Aubort
Recording date
1959-10-01 01:00:00

The Composers

César Cui

The Russian composer and critic, César Cui, was the son of a French officer who had remained in Russia after the retreat of Napoleon in 1812.

He studied at St. Petersburg where he became a professor and expert in fortification at the Academy of Military Engineering.

He subsequently became a member of the group of Russian composers known as the Mighty Handful, or the Five (with Borodin, Rimski-Korsakov, Balakirev and Moussorgsky).

He is chiefly remembered for his colourful short piano pieces and as a critic who was often harsh and intolerant in his judgements.

Track listing

  • Orientale 2:08 min