Giovanni Martini


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(b Freistadt, 1741; d Paris, 1816).

Ger. organist and composer. After service with King Stanislaus, settled in France 1764, changing name to Martini. Held various court posts, was th. cond., and taught comp. at Paris Cons. 1800–2. Chief cond. royal court orch. 1814. Wrote operas, church mus., military mus., and songs, of which best‐known is Plaisir d'amour.

Subjects: Music.

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