Name in Other Languages: Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger, ジョヴァンニ・ ジローラモ・カプスペルガー, Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger, Иоганн Иероним . Canario. By Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, Matthew Wadsworth, Gary Cooper, Mark Levy. • 1 song, Play on Spotify. 1. Canario – Giovanni Girolamo. Results 1 – 10 of 12 This page lists all recordings of Canario by Johannes Hieronymous Kapsberger ( c).

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He composed both vocal and instrumental music, his main contribution now being seen as his influence on the development of the theorbo known in Italy as the chitaronne as a solo instrument.

Kapsberger: Canario

Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost.

Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music. Retrieved from ” https: At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost.

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The Bergamasca is a ground bass dance form originally from Bergamo caanario Northern Italy. After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. 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.

He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years. Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer.

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Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cznario Hieronymus Kapsberger. However I thought straight away that it would sound good on the guitar arrangement and when I came across a MIDI file of the piece link no longer available I was able to make this arrangement. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, 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.

New York and London: I have given some suggested fingering that I think helps to give an impression of the very resonant nature of music played on the chitaronne. Duke University Press, The original tablature shows block chords, the name of the piece inviting the player to create arpeggios.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until He died in Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute. This list only cxnario works published during the composer’s lifetime; the few pieces that survive in manuscripts, as well as pieces of questionable attribution, are not included.

Some of it is straightforward to play, but other passages benefit from inventive fingering – I will kapsbergr post a fingered version in due course. 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 fanario that were in use at the time.

Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth. I heard this lovely short set of variations on a ground played on a theorbo on BBC Radio 3. Views Read Edit View history. I am indebted to Andreas Nachstam who posted a lute version on the Fronimo website https: A prolific and acnario original composer, Kapsberger kapsberged chiefly remembered today for his lute and theorbo chitarrone music, which was seminal in the development of kapsbergef as solo instruments.


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. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger or Giovanni Geronimo Kapsperger c – was a Venetian composer, lutenist, theorbist and guitarist of German descent who spent most of his working life in Rome. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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

Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children. He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”. It is fun to play and not difficult.