Toselli: Enrico: Sheet Music and Biography

By | April 16, 2021

Toselli Sheet Music

Photograph of composer EnricoToselli
Enrico Toselli

Enrico Toselli (born 13 March 1883) was an Italian concert pianist and successful composer of mostly light classical music. However, this talent was very much overshadowed by scandal!

He toured as a concert pianist around Italy, many European capital cities, Alexandria and North America.

His most popular piece is Serenata ‘Rimpianto’ Op.6 No.1 of which we have over twenty different arrangements on music-scores.com.

Scandal

Toselli’s scandalous affair and marriage with Archduchess Luise of Austria obscures his musical talent. She was the former Crown Princess of Saxony, whose ex-husband became the King of Saxony. Toselli’s met her at the time when his musical career was taking off. They eloped in 1907 and had one child, however, it was not a particularly happy marriage.

Toselli chose to capitalise on his affair by publishing a book a year after the marriage ended in 1913. The book; Memoirs of the Husband of an ex-Crown Princess is still available today.

Toselli Sheet Music: Serenata ‘Rimpianto’ Op.6 No.1

Toselli composer legacy is pretty much based on Serenata which is a salon piece that he wrote in 1900. It is full of emotion despite being written when Toselli was a teenager. Perhaps the piece foretells the scandalous love affair and marriage to come…

Over the years famous singers and instrumental versions of this piece have been created and performed including one by violinist André Rieu. However, not all these have been complimentary.

The popularity of this piece highlights his other works including chamber music, songs, a symphonic poem, and two operettas; La cattiva Francesca’ & ‘La principessa bizzarra’.

The Archduchess provided the libretto for La cattiva Francesca, additionally assisting in his second opera.

Toselli died of tuberculosis on 15 January 1926 at the young age of forty-two.

Toselli Sheet Music Downloads and Further Reading

On music-scores we have over twenty different arrangements of Enrico Toselli Sheet Music all in PDF format.

Look at Wikipedia if you want to read more about this composer.

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