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Busoni

[byoo-soh-nee; Italian boo-zaw-nee] /byuˈsoʊ ni; Italian buˈzɔ ni/
noun
1.
Ferruccio (Benvenuto)
[fer-root-chaw ben-ve-noo-taw] /fɛrˈrut tʃɔ ˌbɛn vɛˈnu tɔ/ (Show IPA),
1866–1924, Italian composer and pianist.
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  • The best edition is that by Busoni, published by Breitkopf and Hrtel.

    Music: An Art and a Language Walter Raymond Spalding
  • Now Busoni can do, on the pianoforte, whatever he can conceive; the question is, what can he conceive?

    Plays, Acting and Music Arthur Symons
  • Mme. Busoni now invited us to inspect other parts of the house.

    Piano Mastery

    Harriette Brower
  • He lacks Cortt's inspiring animation, and, still more, the monumental intellectuality of Busoni.

  • Busoni soon joined us in the salon and the conversation was turned to his activities in the new field.

    Piano Mastery

    Harriette Brower
  • At the present time it may be doubted whether there is any better exponent of it than Mr. Busoni.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • Every accusation except that of dulness or feebleness has been brought against Mr. Busoni, and with justice.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • Mr. Busoni's solo was that most capricious and austere Sonata, Beethoven's 109th work.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • We neither judge nor compare such talents as those of Busoni, Friedheim, and Risler.

    Musical Memories Camille Saint-Sans
  • She was a special pupil of Busoni and has appeared in many noteworthy recitals.

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