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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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Writing & Arrangement

E 5013 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - La Jolie Fille de Perth / Plaisir D'amour album art Charles Gilibert Plaisir D'amour = Joys Of Love (as Martini) Charles Gilibert - La Jolie Fille de Perth / Plaisir D'amour(Shellac, 12") Columbia E 5013 US 1908 Sell This Version
B 4723 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Plaisir D'Amour / Idylle album art Sam Swaap Plaisir D'Amour (as Martini) Sam Swaap - Plaisir D'Amour / Idylle(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 4723 US 1927 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - O Don Fatale / Plaisir D'amour album art Marian Anderson Plaisir D'amour (as Martini) Marian Anderson - O Don Fatale / Plaisir D'amour His Master's Voice UK 1931 Sell This Version
50262-D Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Plaisir D'Amour / Minuet Of The Land Of Love album art Henri Casadesus Society Of Ancient Instruments* Plaisir D'Amour (Love's Delight) (as Martini) Henri Casadesus Society Of Ancient Instruments* - Plaisir D'Amour / Minuet Of The Land Of Love(Shellac, 12", Blu) Columbia 50262-D US 1932 Sell This Version
X.6385 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Forelskelse / Jeg Lover Dig album art Elsa Sigfuss* Med Chr. Thomsen's Stryge Kvintet Forelskelse (as Martini) Elsa Sigfuss* Med Chr. Thomsen's Stryge Kvintet - Forelskelse / Jeg Lover Dig(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice X.6385 Denmark 1939 Sell This Version
7107 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Det Finns Alltid Rosor / Plaisir D'Amour album art Sven-Olof Sandberg , With Sven Arefeldts Orkester Plaisir D'Amour Sven-Olof Sandberg , With Sven Arefeldts Orkester - Det Finns Alltid Rosor / Plaisir D'Amour(Shellac, 10") Sonora (2) 7107 Sweden 1942 Sell This Version
476 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - I Pescatori De Perle: Mi Par D'udir Amcora (Pearl Fishers: I Hear As In A Dream) / Plaisir D'Amour (The Joys Of Love) album art Richard Crooks, Tenor* / Marcelle Denya, Soprano* Plaisir D'Amour (The Joys Of Love) (as Martini) Richard Crooks, Tenor* / Marcelle Denya, Soprano* - I Pescatori De Perle: Mi Par D'udir Amcora (Pearl Fishers: I Hear As In A Dream) / Plaisir D'Amour (The Joys Of Love)(12") V Disc 476 US 1945 Sell This Version
A 8604 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Höstdrömmar / Plaisir D'Amour album art Curt Krämers Orkester Plaisir D'Amour (as P. Martini) Curt Krämers Orkester - Höstdrömmar / Plaisir D'Amour(Shellac, 10") Musica (2) A 8604 Scandinavia 1946 Sell This Version
4350 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - En Vänlig Vrå / Det Finns En Sång album art Eric Jonsson, Cupol-Orkestern Det Finns En Sång (Plaisir D' Amour) (as G. Martini) Eric Jonsson, Cupol-Orkestern - En Vänlig Vrå / Det Finns En Sång(Shellac, 10") Cupol 4350 Sweden 1950 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Концерт Гоар Гаспарян album art Гоар Гаспарян* Восторг Любви (as П. Мартини) Гоар Гаспарян* - Концерт Гоар Гаспарян Апрелевский Завод, Апрелевский Завод USSR 1954 Sell This Version
SD-5787 Cedric Dumont Und Sein Orchester Vom Schweizerischen Landessender Beromünster* Plaisir D'Amour (as J.P. Martini) Cedric Dumont Und Sein Orchester Vom Schweizerischen Landessender Beromünster* - Plaisir D'Amour / Minuetto(Shellac, 10") Odeon SD-5787 Sweden 1954 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Recital De Canțonete  album art Valentin Teodorian Plaisir D'Amour (as Martini) Valentin Teodorian - Recital De Canțonete Electrecord Romania 1957 Sell This Version
LM-2047 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Rosa Ponselle In Song album art Rosa Ponselle Plaisir D'Amour (as Martini) Rosa Ponselle - Rosa Ponselle In Song(LP) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-2047 US 1957 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Liebesträume album art Herbert Heinemann Plaisir D'amour (Romanze) (as Martini) Herbert Heinemann - Liebesträume (EP) Polydor, Polydor Germany 1958 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - For My True Love album art Laurindo Almeida, Salli Terri Plaisir D'Amour (as Martini) Laurindo Almeida, Salli Terri - For My True Love (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1959 Sell This Version
CV 220 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Souper Concert N° 2 album art Guy Cormier Et Son Ensemble Plaisir D'Amour Guy Cormier Et Son Ensemble - Souper Concert N° 2(10", Album) Club National Du Disque CV 220 France 1959 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Panorama De L'opérette Française / Les Jolies Aïeules De L'opérette Française  album art Various Celestine (as Martini) Various - Panorama De L'opérette Française / Les Jolies Aïeules De L'opérette Française Club National Du Disque France 1960 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - A Starry Night album art Nelson Eddy , Skitch Henderson And His Orchestra* It's Love, Love, Love (as Martini) Nelson Eddy , Skitch Henderson And His Orchestra* - A Starry Night (Album) Everest New Zealand 1960 Sell This Version
EPL. 7.741, EPL. 7741 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Plaisir D'Amour album art Lise Rollan ,Accompagnée Par Hubert Degex Et Son Orchestre Plaisir D'Amour (as Martini) Lise Rollan ,Accompagnée Par Hubert Degex Et Son Orchestre - Plaisir D'Amour(7", EP) Disques Vogue, Vogue Productions EPL. 7.741, EPL. 7741 France 1960 Sell This Version
Iko BAR 23 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Plaisir D'Amour / Orphée Aux Enfers album art Orchestre Et Chorale Mixtes Des Ecoles Normales de Beauvais , conducted by Robert Bariller Transcription à 3 Voix de Femmes Orchestre Et Chorale Mixtes Des Ecoles Normales de Beauvais , conducted by Robert Bariller - Plaisir D'Amour / Orphée Aux Enfers(8", MiniAlbum, Mono) Le Kiosque d'Orphée Iko BAR 23 France 1960 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Popular Music That Will Live Forever album art Various Plaisir D'Amour (as Jean Paul Egide Martini) Various - Popular Music That Will Live Forever (Comp) Reader's Digest, RCA Custom Sweden 1961 Sell This Version
UX 5051 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Lysmaskidyll album art Music Makers (5) Plaisir D'Amour (as Martini) Music Makers (5) - Lysmaskidyll(7", EP) Telefunken UX 5051 Sweden 1961 Sell This Version
SL 1040 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Classical Highlights album art Strand Symphony Orchestra Plaisir D'amour (as Martini) Strand Symphony Orchestra - Classical Highlights(LP) Strand Records (2) SL 1040 US 1962 Sell This Version
21 161, EPH 21 161 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Liebestraum / Plaisir D'amour / Frühlingslied / Notturno Op. 9 Nr. 2 album art Herbert Heinemann Plaisir D'amour (as Martini) Herbert Heinemann - Liebestraum / Plaisir D'amour / Frühlingslied / Notturno Op. 9 Nr. 2(7", EP, Mono, RE) Polydor, Polydor 21 161, EPH 21 161 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
EP 26120 Jean-Paul-Egide Martini - Kamerna muzika album art Vladimir Ružđak* Plaisir D'Amour Vladimir Ružđak* - Kamerna muzika(7", EP) PGP RTB EP 26120 Yugoslavia 1962 Sell This Version