The enchantment of fascinating melodies – E. Girardi, Corriere della sera -20/1/2013

Giuseppe Sarti […] was the favourite composer of Catherine II the Great of Russia, adored by his pupil Cherubini, and considered by his colleagues as one of the most genial among his contemporaries. It all becomes clear after having listened to his operas, but even more after his sacral music, as the two pieces here recorded with authentic passion by Mattia Rondelli, leading orchestra and choir of the Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg. The imperious solemnity of the choral parts and the charm of flourishing, dramatic or sweet melodies of any different situations, join the strength and the modernity of definitely captivating counterpoint.