Patrizia Guarnieri

Intellectuals Displaced from Fascist Italy.

Migrants, Exiles and Refugees Fleeing for Political and Racial Reasons

©2019-Author(s) Published by Firenze University Press
e-ISBN: 978-88-6453-872-3 | DOI: 10.36253/978-88-6453-872-3

Intellectuals Displaced from Fascist Italy

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)

Florence 3 April 1895 - Beverly Hills (California), 16 March 1968

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Emigrant family members

  • Clara Forti Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1894 - 1989) wife: homewife, she emigrated with her husband to the USA in 1939. She never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Pietro Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1925 - 1998), son: he emigrated with his family to the USA in 1939 and later became a psychiatrist in Boston. He never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Lorenzo Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1930 - 2000), son: he emigrated with his family to the USA in 1939 and later became an architect. He never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Piera Forti Tedeschi (1904 - 1990), wife's sister: she emigrated with the family to the USA in 1939. She never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Cesare Giorgio Tedeschi (1904 - 1974), brother-in-law: he emigrated to the USA with his wife, Piera, and their sons in 1939. In the USA he practised as a doctor. He never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Guido Tedeschi, later John Alfred Tedeschi (1931 - ), nephew: he moved to the USA as a child and later became a librarian and a historian. He never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Luca Tedeschi, later Luke (1934 - 2010), nephew: he moved to the USA as a child and later became a doctor. He never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Fernando Liuzzi (Senigallia 19 December 1884 - Florence 6 October 1940), brother-in-law: he was a musician, a music critic,  and a music historian. He emigrated to the USA in 1939 and taught at Columbia University. However, due to his deteriorating health, he moved back to Italy, where he died in 1940.

References

  • Elena (Madeleine) Boutwell von Weber, lyric singer and patron, Boston: she provided the reference for Castelnuovo to embark to reach New York in 1939.

Support network

  • Jascha Heifetz (1901 - 1987), Lithuanian violinist, naturalised citizen of the USA: he signed the affidavit needed by Castelnuovo to obtain his American immigration visa.
  • Albert Spalding (1888 - 1953), violnist: he helped Castelnuovo find work in the USA.
  • Arturo Toscanini (1867 - 1957), orchestra director: he helped Castelnuovo find work in the USA.
  • Gisella Selden-Goth (1884 - 1975), pianist and musicologist: she accommodated the Castelnuovos upon their arrival in New York.
  • Oscar Levi, later Landi (1903 - 1958), radiologist: he accommodated the Castelnuovos upon their arrival in New York.

Movements

1895Florence

Birth and education

  • Student,Freelance job
  • Artist/Musician
1939New York

Arrival in the USA

1939Larchmont (NY)

First accommodation

  • Freelance job
  • Artist/Musician
1940Los Angeles

Hollywood composer

  • Fixed term contract working for the Metro Goldwin Mayer
  • Freelance job,Fixed-term employment
  • Artist/Musician
1943Beverly Hills (LA)

New house

  • Freelance job
  • Artist/Musician,Teacher
1948Naples

Trip to Italy to investigate the possibility of cominig back

1948Beverly Hills (LA)

Return to the USA

  • Freelance job
  • Artist/Musician
1968Beverly Hills (LA)