Bustini, Alessandro, Italian composer and teacher; b. Rome, Dec. 24, 1876; d. there, June 23, 1970. He studied at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Sgambati (piano), Renzi (organ), and Falchi (composition), graduating in 1897. He was subsequently appointed to its faculty, and was its president from 1952 to 1964. His works, all written in the traditional Italian manner, include the opera Maria Dulcis (Rome, April 15, 1902), 2 syms. (1899, 1909), Le Tentazioni, symphonic poem (1914), Le Stagioni for Violin and Chamber Orch. (1934), 2 string quartets, songs, and piano works.
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