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.