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Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer. Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children.

Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. Also, a compositional treatise by Kapsberger, Toccaa Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in the preface to Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarronebut is now lost.

Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost. Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Views Read Edit View history.

At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: 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.

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Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger

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. Preface to Johann 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.

Toccsta writing is characterized, especially in toccatasby spontaneous changes, sharp contrasts, unusual rhythmic groupings and, sometimes, passages that do not kapsbwrger to the rules of counterpoint that were in use at the time. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years.

Baroque Notes – Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger

These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura kapsberrger lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of kapsberver for lute. Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until Duke University Press, Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that kkapsberger has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music. New York and London: 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.

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He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: He died in Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger – Wikipedia

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. A prolific and highly original kapserger, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered today for his lute and theorbo chitarrone music, which was seminal in the development of these as solo instruments.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”,