André Ernest Modeste Grétry (8 February 1741 -- 24
September 1813) was a composer from the
Prince-Bishopric of Liège (present-day Belgium), who
worked from 1767 onwards in France and took French
nationality. He is most famous for his opéras
Les mariages samnites (The Samnite Marriages) is an
opéra comique, described as a drame lyrique, in three
acts by André Grétry, The French text was by Barnabé
Farmain de Rosoi based on a work by Jean François
Marmontel. Although initially unpopular, Mozart created
a set of eight variations in 1786 to subscribe to the
aria 'Dieu d'amour' from this work (KV 352/374c).
Although originally for Opera, This arrangement
features the Viola and Harp.