Ferruccio Busoni

1866 - 1924

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Ferruccio Busoni (1 April 1866 – 27 July 1924) was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and teacher. His international career and reputation led him to work closely with many of the leading musicians, artists and literary figures of his time, and he was a sought-after keyboard instructor and a teacher of composition. From an early age, Busoni was an outstanding if sometimes controversial pianist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferruccio Busoni has received more than 380,567 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Ferruccio Busoni is the 166th most popular composer (down from 164th in 2019), the 745th most popular biography from Italy (down from 727th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Italian Composer.

Ferruccio Busoni was an Italian pianist and composer. He is most famous for his piano transcriptions of Bach's works.

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Among composers, Ferruccio Busoni ranks 166 out of 1,228Before him are Samuel Barber, Gustav Holst, Hugo Wolf, Johann Adolph Hasse, Vincenzo Galilei, and Francesco Cavalli. After him are Johann Stamitz, Philippe de Vitry, Michael Haydn, John Barry, Adrian Willaert, and Dmitry Kabalevsky.

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Among people born in 1866, Ferruccio Busoni ranks 14Before him are Beatrix Potter, Benedetto Croce, Alfred Werner, Hans von Seeckt, Aby Warburg, and Giovanni Agnelli. After him are Anne Sullivan, Aleksandr Ulyanov, Charles Nicolle, Butch Cassidy, Jacinto Benavente, and Léon Bakst. Among people deceased in 1924, Ferruccio Busoni ranks 13Before him are Alfred Marshall, Louis Sullivan, Gabriel Fauré, Carl Spitteler, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, and Frances Hodgson Burnett. After him are George Mallory, Robert Nivelle, Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Ferdinand Cheval, Léon Bakst, and Alexander Parvus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ferruccio Busoni ranks 745 out of 4,088Before him are Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Fra Dolcino (1250), Henry of Germany (1211), Vincenzo Galilei (1520), Francesco Cavalli (1602), and Claudio Ranieri (1951). After him are Jacopo Sansovino (1486), Gianni Agnelli (1921), Tarcisius (263), Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat (1150), Pope Leo VI (914), and Odilo Globočnik (1904).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Ferruccio Busoni ranks 35Before him are Ottorino Respighi (1879), Amilcare Ponchielli (1834), Giovanni Paisiello (1740), Vittorio Monti (1868), Vincenzo Galilei (1520), and Francesco Cavalli (1602). After him are Luciano Berio (1925), Francesco Landini (1325), Andrea Gabrieli (1533), Baldassare Galuppi (1706), Giuseppe Torelli (1658), and Alessandro Marcello (1673).