|PIANIST, COMPOSER (ITALY)|
BORN 19 May 1817, Spresiano - DIED 22 Feb 1844, Dresden |
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Friedrichstrasse
Son of the organist and composer Pietro Sartori. He studied theology and music in Padua at the same time and he graduated easily. The bishop made him a priest in a small Venetian village, hoping that this would diminish his passion for music, but that didn't happen.
After an illness he was allowed to gave concerts and he was also allowed to celebrate the holy mass abroad. His abilities as a pianist were soon recognised widely and in Paris he met Franz Liszt. In Munich he was received at the Court. He also visited Holland and Belgium.
After a visit to his homeland he travelled to Vienna in 1843 and there he was celebrated as an 'Italian Liszt'. Allthough his health detoriated he continued his touring and he met again with Liszt in 1844. A big concert was planned for February 17th at the Hotel de Pologne, but it had to be cancelled because he suffered from a fever. He died on February 22th, assisted by an Italian priest during his last hours.
met Liszt, Franz
Schlechte, Gudrun, Der Alte Katholische Friedhof in der Friedrichstadt zu Dresden, Hille, Dresden, 2004