- Francesco Bussi
Italian family of musicians.
(b Inzago, nr Milan, Sept 8, 1826; d Milan, March 9, 1893). Pianist and composer. He studied the piano (with Antonio Angeleri) and composition at the Milan Conservatory; from 1857 until his death he was professor of the piano there. He became an honorary professor of the Congregazione Pontificia and of the Accademia di S Cecilia in Rome and a member of the Società Filarmonica of Florence. His daughter Carla (b Milan, 8 Sept 1858; d Brembate, nr Bergamo, 8 Oct 1949) studied with him and became a noted concert pianist. His 334 compositions, all for piano, follow the style of his younger brother (2) Adolfo Fumagalli, showing less talent but with a mastery of technique and the stile brillante; they are quite unaffected by the movement, then becoming strong, that aimed at the revival of Italian instrumental music along Classical lines. They include nocturnes, capriccios, divertimentos, scherzos, fantasies on opera themes and, above all, exercises and studies, among them the ...