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Johann Paul Aegidius Schwarzendorf
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Jean Paul Egide Martini, born 1741-08-31 and died 1816-02-10, was a composer of classical music. He is best known today for the vocal romance "Plaisir d'Amour," on which the 1961 Elvis Presley standard "Can't Help Falling in Love" is based.

Martini was born Johann Paul Aegidius Schwarzendorf in Freystadt, Bavaria, Germany. He adopted the family name Martini after moving to France as a young man. Sometimes he used his aliases Martini Il Tedesco and Giovanni Martini, which has resulted in a confusion with Giovanni Battista Martini, particularly with regard to the composition of Plaisir d'Amour.
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FPX 175 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - "En Bis..." N°3 album art Jaro Schmied Plaisir D'Amour Jaro Schmied - "En Bis..." N°3(LP, Album) Columbia FPX 175 France 1960 Sell This Version
PAN 6201 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - 18th Century Italian Songs album art Janet Coster Plaisir D'Amour (as J. P. Martini) Janet Coster - 18th Century Italian Songs(LP, Album, Ste) SagaPan PAN 6201 UK 1966 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Arie Amorose album art Janet Baker, Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields*, Neville Marriner* Plaisir D'Amour (as Giovanni Martini (Il Tedesco)) Janet Baker, Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields*, Neville Marriner* - Arie Amorose Philips UK 1978 Sell This Version
GL 8005 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - British Concert Performances album art Beniamino Gigli Plaisir D'Amour Beniamino Gigli - British Concert Performances(12", Album, Mono) Glendale Records GL 8005 1979 Sell This Version
SLPX 12632 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Falstaff, Fogaro, Don Giovanni, Háry János Etc. album art Melis György, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Vilmos Komor Plaisir D'amour (as Martini) Melis György, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Vilmos Komor - Falstaff, Fogaro, Don Giovanni, Háry János Etc.(LP) Hungaroton SLPX 12632 Hungary 1984 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Music For Trumpet And Organ album art Kamil Rosko*, Vladimir Ruso* Largo Kamil Rosko*, Vladimir Ruso* - Music For Trumpet And Organ (Album) Dillons Classics 1992 Sell This Version
FSM Vol. 3 No. 7 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Batman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Nelson Riddle / Neal Hefti Plaisir D'Amour Nelson Riddle / Neal Hefti - Batman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Ltd) Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 3 No. 7 US 2000 Sell This Version
MM-1214 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Arie Antiche Italiane - Amarilli album art Tetsuya Mochizuki, Karl-Andreas Kolly Piacer D'Amor Tetsuya Mochizuki, Karl-Andreas Kolly - Arie Antiche Italiane - Amarilli(CD, Album) Meister Music (2) MM-1214 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
LP 83062 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Fraumerei album art Klaus Jäckle Plaisir D'Amour Klaus Jäckle - Fraumerei(LP) Clearaudio Audiophile Edition LP 83062 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
ALPHA 445 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Si J'ai Aimé album art Sandrine Piau, Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin Plaisir D'amour Sandrine Piau, Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin - Si J'ai Aimé(CD) Alpha Classics ALPHA 445 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - 125 Treasures Of Great Music  album art Unknown Artist Plaisir D'Amour Unknown Artist - 125 Treasures Of Great Music Record Marketing Corporation Of Canada Ltd. Canada Unknown Sell This Version
Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Unsterbliche Melodien album art Orchester Der "Concerts De Paris"* - Jean-Marie Auberson, Pierre Fournier Plaisir D'Amour (as Martini) Orchester Der "Concerts De Paris"* - Jean-Marie Auberson, Pierre Fournier - Unsterbliche Melodien Concert Hall, Concert Hall Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
SMS 702 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Musica Senza Tempo album art Various Piacere D'Amore Various - Musica Senza Tempo(7xLP) Concert Hall SMS 702 Unknown Sell This Version
41 841 8 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Für das Rote Kreuz - Musik am Abend album art Various Plaisir d' amour Various - Für das Rote Kreuz - Musik am Abend(2xLP) Mercato Germany 41 841 8 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

51.037 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Pages Célèbres de la Musique Romantique album art Luc Urbain, Daniel Douay Plaisir D'Amour Luc Urbain, Daniel Douay - Pages Célèbres de la Musique Romantique(LP, Comp) SFP 51.037 France 1975 Sell This Version
33 М10---44935-6 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Contralto album art Marian Anderson Plaisir D'Amour (as G. -P. Martini) Marian Anderson - Contralto(LP, Comp, Mono) Мелодия 33 М10---44935-6 USSR 1983 Sell This Version
0777 7 67720 2 8 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Favourite Love Classics album art Various Plaisir D'amour, For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra): Orchestrated Douglas Gamley Various - Favourite Love Classics(CD, Album, Comp) EMI 0777 7 67720 2 8 UK 1993 Sell This Version
7243 5 72277 2 8 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Romance album art Various Plaisir D'Amour Various - Romance(CD, Comp) EMI 100 7243 5 72277 2 8 UK 1997 Sell This Version
FIN 073490 Various Plaisir D'amour Various - Faszination In Noten(6xCD, Comp) Das Beste Reader's Digest FIN 073490 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
498317 2, SMM 498317 2 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Kuschelklassik 5 / Musik Für Die Klassischen Momente album art Various Plaisir D'Amour (as Martini) Various - Kuschelklassik 5 / Musik Für Die Klassischen Momente(2xCD, Comp) Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media 498317 2, SMM 498317 2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
00946 366269 2 5 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Marie-Antoinette Ses Musiques Préférées album art Various Plaisir D'amour Florian (as Martini) Various - Marie-Antoinette Ses Musiques Préférées(CD, Comp) EMI Classics 00946 366269 2 5 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
50999 5 00258 2 4 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Best Romantic Classics 100 album art Various Plaisir d'amour Various - Best Romantic Classics 100(6xCD, Comp) EMI Classics 50999 5 00258 2 4 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
AMK 5018 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - B.B. album art Brigitte Bardot Plaisir D'Amour Brigitte Bardot - B.B.(CD, Comp, Boo) Mediane Libri AMK 5018 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
MED 11020 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - BB Brigitte Bardot album art Various Plaisir D'amour (as Jean-Paul Martini) Various - BB Brigitte Bardot(CD, Comp) Mediane MED 11020 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
DCU-2151/60 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - 大人のClassic album art Various 愛の喜びは (as マルティーニ) Various - 大人のClassic(10xCD, Comp + Box) Universal Music DCU-2151/60 Japan 2009 Sell This Version