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Jean Paul Egide Martini
1741 - 1816
Germany / France
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J.P.E. Martini
Real name: Johann Paul Ägidius Martin, changed his name in Jean Paul Egide Martini -better known as Martini il Tedesco- (01/09/1741 - 10/02/1816), a German composer, organist and conductor who moved to France, born in Freistadt, Germany.
Source:Grove's dictionary of music and musicians
Requiem
Period:Early Romanticism
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
J.P.E. Martini wrote at least two requiems including the one for Louis XVI.
Source:Grove's dictionary of music and musicians
Requiem
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1816
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Louis XVI
This requiem for four voices and orchestra was written for the anniversary of the execution of Louis XVI (23/08/1754 - 21/01/1793) on 21 January 1817.
See also Bochsa and Cherubini.
For his Requiem mass, performed in 1816 on the anniversary of the death of Louis XVI, he received the grand cordon of the Order of St. Michael.
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king Louis XVI
(dedicatee 24 years
after his death)