Martini, Jean-Paul-Gilles [Martin, Johann Paul Aegidius; Schwarzendorf; Martini il Tedesco]
- M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet
(b Freystadt, Bavaria, Aug 31, 1741; d Paris, Feb 10, 1816). French composer of German birth.
A son of the organist Andreas Martin, he was trained first by his father and later at the Jesuit seminary in Neuburg. In 1758 he began studies in philosophy at the University of Fribourg, supporting himself by playing the organ at the local Franciscan convent. During this period he was known as Schwarzendorf. In ...