Enrico Toselli

Enrico Toselli, Count of Montignoso (March 13, 1883 – January 15, 1926), was an Italian pianist and composer. Born in Florence, he studied piano with Giovanni Sgambati and composition with Giuseppe Martucci and Reginaldo Grazzini. He embarked on a career as a concert pianist, playing in Italy, European capital cities, Alexandria and North America.

His most popular composition is Serenata 'Rimpianto' Op.6 No.1. His other works include two operettas, La cattiva Francesca (1912) and La principessa bizzarra (1913).

Toselli's fame largely derives not from his musical ability but from his scandalous elopement with Archduchess Louise of Austria, the former Crown Princess of Saxony, in 1907. She had previously deserted her husband, Frederick Augustus of Saxony, and they had divorced in 1903. Her ex-husband became king of Saxony in 1904.

Toselli's marriage ended in divorce in 1912. They had one son, Carlo Emanuele (7 May 1908 – 1969).

Toselli's memoirs of his marriage to royalty, Mari d’altesse: 4 ans de mariage avec Louise de Toscane, ex-princesse de Saxe, were published in French after his divorce. He died of consumption in 1926 at the relatively young age of 43.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 13th, 1883 (Florence), Died January 15th, 1926 (Florence)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26199 10-in. 4/3/1922 Serenade, op. 6 Erica Morini Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-26517 10-in. 6/7/1922 Rimpianto serenade Frances Alda Soprano vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-26795 10-in. 9/25/1922 Serenade (Rimpianto) Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-26795 12-in. 10/27/1926 Serenade (Rimpianto) Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29962 10-in. 5/5/1924 Toselli's standchen Victor Schrammel-Orchester Orchestra composer  
Victor B-31903 10-in. 2/4/1925 Serenata Grace Richards Soprano vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Victor BVE-32063 10-in. 8/20/1926 Serenade Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-32063 10-in. 3/5/1925 Serenade Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-36304 10-in. 9/10/1926 Toselli's serenade Dok Eisenbourg ; Sinfonians Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-38533 10-in. 8/23/1927 Toselli serenade George Gut Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41712 10-in. 12/29/1927 Serenade Renée Chemet Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-46942 10-in. 8/24/1928 Via goldener scholem, a emedeke serenade Vitali Koretzky Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CVE-49897 12-in. 3/6/1929 Serenade Enrique C. Canada Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-55646 10-in. 8/3/1929 Serenade Gloria Swanson Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-57054 10-in. 10/31/1929 Serenata anorande Onofré Vidal Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-60669 10-in. Feb.-Mar. 1931 Serenata Edelia Polo Female vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-69939 10-in. 6/15/1931 Serenadi Jukka Ahti Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet composer  
Victor BSHQ-72604 10-in. 4/28/1932 Toselli's serenade Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor MBS-90670 10-in. Mar. 1936 or earlier Serenata Orquesta RCA Victor Mexicana ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-92419 10-in. 6/27/1935 Rimpianto serenade Hizi Koyke Female vocal solo composer  
Victor BA-49 10-in. 4/28/1922 Serenata Toselli Jorge Balmaceda Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-043343 10-in. 11/2/1939 Toselli's serenade Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-071792 10-in. 2/10/1942 Serenade John Grant ; Irving Landau ; The Radio City Music Hall Glee Club Vocal chorus, with male vocal solo and piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1924-03-29-01] 10-in. 3/29/1924 La canzone del ricordo Giuseppe Saccone Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1926-10-22-02] 10-in. 10/22/1926 La canzone del ricordo Giuseppe Saccone Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Toselli, Enrico," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102336.

Toselli, Enrico. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102336.

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