Sartorio was an extremely prolific composer of salon pieces for piano. He is hardly known today, but 100 years ago he was very well remembered - indeed - famously remembered for his Jagdszenen (Hunting Scenes) op. 173, Melodische Etüden (Melodic Studies) op. 214, Bilder aus der Märchenwelt (Pictures from the Fairy World) op. 205 and Aus der Jugendzeit (From the Youth) op. 233. etc. etc. etc. During his 83 years he exceeded 1200 opus numbers. Quite an accomplishment, you would say.
Well the first composer who took the 'opus-numbering' serious, was Beethoven but before him there were Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi and others who were incomparably more industrious (No-one has yet counted Telemann's odd 500 operas and no-one has yet counted how many times Vivaldi wrote the same violin concerto).
He composed many pieces for teaching purposes. and clearly in clear defined difficulties. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)