Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger, Rolf Lislevand – Kapsberger: Libro Quarto D’ Intavolatura Di Chitarone – Music. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger was a German-Italian virtuoso performer and composer of the early Baroque period. A prolific and highly original composer, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered . Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarrone ( ): 12 toccatas, 16 preludes, 10 passacaglias, 5 chaconnes, and numerous other. Kapsberger: Libro Quarto D’intavoluntara Di Chitar by Kapsberger, Giovanni on CD. Order from your preferred classical music CD store – ArkivMusic.

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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. Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p.

These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only kapsbergwr collection of music for lute. After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso.

This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Also, a librp treatise by Kapsberger, Il Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in the preface to Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarronebut is now lost.

Kapsberger: Libro Quarto D’intavoluntara Di Chitarone

He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”. A prolific and highly original composer, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered today for his kapsherger and theorbo chitarrone music, which was seminal in the development of these as solo instruments.


At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. 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 kpasberger the time.

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

New York and London: Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: Views Read Edit View history.

He started publishing llibro music at around the same time, with more than a kapsbeeger collections of music appearing during the next ten years.

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. Retrieved from ” https: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger.


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Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: 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.

Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children.

He died in Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms mapsberger Use and Privacy Policy. Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.