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An Aria A Day #99

‘Ici-bas tous les lilas meurent’
by César Cui

15th August, 2020

From her office at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, former Opera Queensland Young Artist Shelli Hulcombe performs the Russian art song ‘Ici-bas tous les lilas meurent’ by César Cui from his collection ‘Cinq mélodies pour chant et piano’ (‘Five songs for voice and piano’).

César Cui was part of a collective known as the Mighty Handful or The Five, a prominent group of nineteenth-century Russian composers who worked together to create a distinct national style of classical music. Other members of The Five included Modest Mussorgsky and Alexander Borodin.

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