People

People who make music.

  • Arrigo Boito (February 24, 1842 – June 10, 1918) was an Italian poet, successful journalist, novelist and composer, best known today for his opera libretti and his own opera, Mefistofele.
  • Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto Ferruccio Busoni (April 1, 1866 – July 27, 1924) was an Italian composer, pianist, music teacher and conductor. He began serious work on his best known opera, Doktor Faust, in 1916.
  • Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer. His Faust Symphony was based on the work Faust of Johann von Goethe.
  • Gustav Mahler (July 7, 1860–May 18, 1911) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and conductor. His Symphony No. 8 in E flat major, known as the Symphony of a Thousand, was largely written in 1906. It draws from the Faust of Johann von Goethe.