“Martini”

Heidi said: Nov 4, 2006
 Violin
33 posts

Who is P. Martini? I have been researching online and found several composers named “Martini”. There is a Giovanni Battista Martini. Jean Paul (Johann Paul) Martini, who was actually born Jean Paul Aegidius Schwartzendorf, changed his name to Martini. Is it “Padre Martini”? That sounds like “father” to me. If that’s true, which one was the father? There is also “Antonio Maria Martini”, who was a violinist. Which one wrote our Martini Gavotte in violin book 3? When was he born, and which country?
If someone can help me figure this out, maybe I’ll take you out for some drinks. Make mine a martini. :)

Carl said: Nov 14, 2006
 11 posts

Upbeat,

I believe the answer is Padre Giovanni Battista Martini. If you do a Google search on “Martini Gavotte”, the first hit gives you the answer.

The link (http://www.virtuallybaroque.com/track875.htm) has a (rather slow) demo track of the Martini Gavotte.

There is also a link at the top of that page to a short bio on Padre Martini (http://www.hoasm.org/VIIIF/MartiniGB.html). According to the bio he entered a Franciscan monastery, hence Padre is his title (like Father Martini in English).

Hope this helps!

Heidi said: Nov 14, 2006
 Violin
33 posts

Hey, thanks!

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