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Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer. Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.

Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Views Read Edit View history. Kapsberger’s other music includes two collections of instrumental ensemble dances, rare for the period, and a wealth of vocal music, which was widely performed during his lifetime, but which is now critically less acclaimed.

This list only includes works published during the composer’s lifetime; the few pieces that survive in manuscripts, as well as pieces of questionable attribution, are not included. A kapsberfer and highly original composer, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered today for his lute and theorbo chitarrone music, which was seminal in the development of these as solo instruments.

Retrieved from ” https: He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were toccatta among the “wonders of Rome”. After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso.


Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger

Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Regardless of how one regards his compositional prowess, Kapsberger was one of the principal composers of lute and theorbo music during the early Baroque era together with Alessandro Piccinini and greatly contributed towards advancing European plucked string instruments of the time.

This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years. He died in Wikimedia Commons has media kspsberger to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger.

These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute.

Baroque Notes – Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. His father Colonel Wilhelm Guglielmo von Kapsperger was a military official of the Imperial House of Austria, and may have settled in Venicethe city which may have been Kapsberger’s birthplace. Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had kapsberfer least three children.

Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until New York and London: Also, a compositional treatise by Kapsberger, Il Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in the preface to Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarronebut is kapsbergeer lost.


Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger – Wikipedia

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Duke University Press, Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost. Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer toccqta lute and theorbo. Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger

Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kapsberger’s writing is characterized, especially in toccatasby spontaneous changes, sharp contrasts, unusual rhythmic groupings and, sometimes, passages that do not conform to the rules of counterpoint that were in use at the time.

Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music.