- Francesco Bussi
(b Turin, July 29, 1865; d Rome, Oct 17, 1909). Italian composer, pianist and conductor. On his mother’s side he was related to the composers Bonifazio Asioli and Isidoro Rossi. His teachers included Ernesto Becucci and Luigi Mancinelli in Florence and Trouvé-Castellani and Giovanni Sgambati in Rome; he completed his studies with Costantino Palumbo and Paolo Serrao in Naples. His graduation piece, the comedy ...