Fictional conductor, composer, and violinist from the 1854 book Les soirées de l’orchestre (Evenings with the Orchestra), by real composer Hector Berlioz (1803–1869). The work is a collection of pieces knitted together by interludes of comic bitching by members of a fictional, unnamed orchestra; "the orchestra at X***, a civilized town."
The orchestra conducted by Corsino includes the members:
- Siedler, leader of the second violins
- Dimski, first double bass
- Turuth, second flute
- Kleiner the Elder, timpanist
- Kleiner the Younger, first cello
- Dervinck, first oboe
- Winter, second bassoon
- Bacon, violinist
- Moran, first horn
- Schmidt, third horn
- Carlo, errand boy
In the epilogue, there is a letter from Corsino to Berlioz, letting him know what the orchestra members think of his book, and a response!