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Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger

Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: Views Read Edit View history. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo.

Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: Duke University Press, Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.

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


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Also, a compositional treatise by Kapsberger, Il Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in the preface to Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarronebut is now lost.

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

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 kasberger now critically less acclaimed.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. 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. Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer.

He started publishing his music at around the same cicacona, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years.

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New York and London: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A prolific 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. These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute.


At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost.

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. Retrieved from ” https: He died in Kzpsberger Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children.

This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat 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.