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 (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.
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(byuˈsoʊ ni, -ˈzɔ-)

Ferruccio (Benvenuto), 1866–1924, Italian composer and pianist.
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During his 90-minute concert Sangiovanni performed compositions by 19th-century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt and Italian composer Ferruccio Busoni.
1' as arranged by Ferruccio Busoni) and by American composers Edward MacDowell and Elie Siegmeister.
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).
The reader finds fascinating descriptions of Leichtentritt's hometown, Pleschen, and its inhabitants on the Polish-Russian frontier; the educational system of the old world; Harvard at the end of the nineteenth century, where Leichtentritt spent three years after his family emigrated to the United States; Boston and its musical life, including detailed accounts of concerts by such celebrities as Arthur Nikisch, Ferruccio Busoni, Ignace Jan Paderewski, and Eugen d'Albert, a concert life that the reader can compare to that of the Boston to which Leichtentritt returned in 1933, and to the European capitals Leichtentritt visited when his family moved back to Europe in 1894.
"He commands light and shade," wrote Ferruccio Busoni of Mozart, "but his brightness never dazzles, and his darkness always shows clear outlines".
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.
For concert audiences around the turn of the 20th century, the name Ferruccio Busoni was practically synonymous with Bach.
You're played a lot of Bach arrangements by Ferruccio Busoni. But what about Bach that's just Bach?
In 1906 Lee DeForest's invented the "triode audion" and a year later Ferruccio Busoni published Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music, which discussed the use of electrical and other new sound sources in future music.