Giuseppe Sarti

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Sarti, Giuseppe


Baptized Dec. 1, 1729, in Faenza; died July 28, 1802, in Berlin. Italian composer, conductor, and teacher. Honorary member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1796).

Sarti studied with G. B. Martini. He worked in various Italian cities and in Copenhagen and moved to Russia in 1784, where he served as court Kapellmeister. From 1787 to 1791 was in the employ of G. A. Potemkin. Sarti composed many operas and hymns; the latter are written in a majestic and inspired style. His students included S. I. Davydov, S. A. Degtiarev, D. N. Kashin, and L. Cherubini.


Keldysh, Iu. Russkaia muzyka XVIII veka. Moscow, 1965.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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So along with Luigi Cherubini, Domenico Citnarosa, Giovanni Pergolesi and Antonio Vivaldi, one here encounters such less-well-known figures as Florian Gassmann, Josef MysliveCek, Davide Perez and Giuseppe Sarti.
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"Compatite miei signori" (1783), a substitute aria for Giuseppe Sarti's Fra i due litiganti, and "Care donne che bramate" inserted into Paisiello's Il re Teodoro in Venezia for the opera's London premiere in December 1787, were both very popular in their day and illustrate the common practice of eighteenth-century opera singers substituting their own favorite arias for the ones originally written by the composers.
The 1817 inventory taken after reopening of the school in 1798 attests the arrival of vocal music by Domenico Cimarosa, Vicente Martin y Soler, Mozart, Giovanni Paisiello, and Giuseppe Sarti. A wealth of detail concerning instruments purchased for the school occupies pages 459--64.