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 41 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Toselli, Enrico," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102336.
Toselli, Enrico. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102336.
"Toselli, Enrico." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.
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