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Johann Paul Aegidius Martini

Jean-Paul-Égide Martini, also known as Jean-Paul-Gilles Martini (31 August 1741 – 14 February 1816;) was a French composer of German birth during the classical period. He is best known today for the vocal romance "Plaisir d'amour," on which the 1961 Elvis Presley pop standard "Can't Help Falling in Love" is based. He is often confused with the Italian composer Giovanni Battista Martini, so is sometimes known as Martini Il Tedesco ("Martini The German").

Birth and Death Data: Born September 1, 1741 (Freystadt), Died February 14, 1816 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Notes: The name of Johann Paul Aegidius Martini is also presented on sources as Giovanni Martini and Jean Paul Egide Martini. He also briefly used the name "Schwartzendorf," and he has been referred to as Martini il Tedesco (the latter name to avoid confusion with an older musician, Padre Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784) .

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1405 7-in. 5/21/1902 Plaisir d'amour Monsieur Fernand Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1405 10-in. 5/21/1902 Plaisir d'amour Monsieur Fernand Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor B-1452 10-in. 6/9/1904 Plaisir d'amour Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-4363 12-in. 4/1/1907 Plaisir d'amour Charles Gilibert Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-6021 12-in. 3/6/1908 Plaisir d'amour Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-9875 12-in. 1/31/1911 Andantino Mischa Elman Violin solo composer  
Victor B-12731 10-in. 12/18/1912 Andantino Fritz Kreisler Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-14426 10-in. 2/6/1914 Andantino Fritz Kreisler Piano solo composer  
Victor C-14684 12-in. 4/8/1914 Menuette Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-17790 10-in. 6/5/1916 Love's delight Maud Powell Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-18504 12-in. 9/26/1916 Plaisir d'amour Alma Gluck ; Paul Reimers Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20984 10-in. 11/15/1917 Plaisir d'amour Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31718 10-in. 1/15/1925 Plaisir d'amour Georgie Gifford Female vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Victor BVE-34188 10-in. 12/30/1925 Plaisir d'amour Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-47899 12-in. 11/8/1928 Plaisir d'amour Nina Koshetz Soprano vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Victor BS-59007 10-in. 9/22/1932 Plaisir d'amour Conrad Thibault Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor PBS-79435 10-in. 11/1/1934 Plaisir d'amour Montgomery Davis Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 81122 10-in. 7/11/1923 Plaisir d'amour Carmela Ponselle Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30095 12-in. between January and October 1907 Plaisir d'amour Charles Gilibert Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia CO16879 10-in. approximately 1935 Plaisir d'amour Jessica Dragonette ; Renaissance Quintet Soprano vocal solo, with instrumental quintet composer  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263643-A] 10-in. before 11/25/1929 Plaisir d'amour Henri Marcoux Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX885 12-in. 6/19/1929 Plaisir d'amour Société des instruments anciens Viola d'amore solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1016 10-in. 4/11/1928 Plaisir d'amour Élie Cohen ; Lucien Fugère ; Lily Laskine Baritone vocal solo, with harp and piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6471 10-in. 12/1/1937 Plaisir d'amour Charpini et Brancato ; Lao Silésu Vocal duet, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martini, Johann Paul Aegidius," accessed May 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105467.

Martini, Johann Paul Aegidius. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105467.

"Martini, Johann Paul Aegidius." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105467

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