(bo͞o-zō′nē, byo͞o-), Ferruccio Benvenuto 1866-1924.
Italian pianist, conductor, and composer known for his flamboyant style. His works include operas, concertos for piano and violin, and orchestral pieces.


(byuˈsoʊ ni, -ˈzɔ-)

Ferruccio (Benvenuto), 1866–1924, Italian composer and pianist.
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Monte Cristo examined him with the same look that, at Rome, he had bent upon the execution of Andrea, and then, in a tone that made a shudder pass through the veins of the poor steward, -- "The Abbe Busoni, then told me an untruth," said he, "when, after his journey in France, in 1829, he sent you to me, with a letter of recommendation, in which he enumerated all your valuable qualities.
But, your excellency," replied Bertuccio hesitatingly, "did not the Abbe Busoni, who heard my confession in the prison at Nimes, tell you that I had a heavy burden upon my conscience?
I have related it but once, and that was to the Abbe Busoni.
No, monsieur, I swear to you, by my hopes of salvation, I will tell you all, for the Abbe Busoni himself only knew a part of my secret; but, I pray you, go away from that plane-tree.
Dinara Klinton, piano is an active concert performer, and prizewinner of over 15 international competitions, including 3rd prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition in USA, BNDES International Piano Competition in Brazil, 2nd Prize at the International Paderewski Competition in Poland, 2nd Prize at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy.
II Pianoforte offers a wide-ranging, accurate view, within a European context, of the new generations of Italian composers such as Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882-1973), Alfredo Casella (1883-1947), Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), and the neglected Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924).
Busoni undertook the revisions in August 1912, and Bodanzky used this copy of the pianovocal score, which became available from mid-May 1912, to indicate in ink the revisions he required.
During his student life he was a prize-winner at several international competitions including Domenico Cimarosa International Piano Competition (1990, Aversa, Italy), Sergei Rachmaninov International Piano Competition (1990, Morcone, Italy) and Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition (1992, Bolzano, Italy).
1400-1900, by Dufay, Rameau, Josquin, John Sheppard, Byrd, JS Bach, CPE Bach, Michael Haydn, Mozart, Caspar Ett, Clara Schumann, Salomon Sulzer, Bruckner, Cesar Cui, Grieg, Rowland Huw Prichard, Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, Holst, Luise Le Beau, Wolf, Ingeborg von Bronsart, Parker, and Busoni.
Perry has won many awards, including the highest prizes in both the Busoni and Viotti international piano competitions in Italy and special honors at the Marguerite Long International Competition in Paris.
Programs on March 13, 14, and 15, with Markus Stenz conducting the Konzerthaus Orchestra, gave attention to Schreker, Berg and Eisler, as well as Ferruccio Busoni and Heinz Tiessen.
Composers represented include Saint Saens, Busoni, Bartok, Mahler, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Gershwin, Joplin, and Zez Confrey.