Asteroid 37573, Enricocaruso, was discovered on October 23, 1989 by Freimut Börngen at Tautenburg, Thuringia, Germany. It has a period of 3 years, 245 days.

It was named for the legendary Italian singer Enrico Caruso (1873-1921), who rose from an impoverished working-class background in Naples to become one of the most prominent and admired vocalists of his time; for the last seventeen years of his life, he was with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. It is believed that a major reason he is still remembered while other prominent early-20th-century singers have been forgotten is that Caruso had business sense and embraced the then-new technology of phonograph records, making hundreds of them; he also appeared in movies, including newsreels. Originally called Errico (Neapolitan dialect for Enrico), he later adopted the formal Italian Enrico, believing that this sounded more cultured.

Enrico Caruso

Astrologically, asteroid Enricocaruso has been observed to have to do with singing, both literally and in the sense of "spilling" (telling all).

The glyph for Enricocaruso is mine and is intended to suggest music coming out of an old-fashioned Victrola-type phonograph.

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