Jean Paul Egide Martini, (August 31, 1741-February 10, 1816) was a composer of classical music. Sometimes known as Martini Il Tedesco, he is best known today for the vocal romance "Plaisir d'Amour," from his opera Annette and Lubin, on which the 1961 Elvis Presley standard "Can't Help Falling in Love" is based.
Martini was born Johann Paul Aegidius Schwarzendorf in Freystadt, Germany. He adopted the family name Martini after moving to France as a young man. There, he established… read more
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