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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Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Libro quarto d’intavolatvra di chitarone (Kapsperger, Giovanni Girolamo)

At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Qquarto Read Edit View history.

Retrieved from ” https: Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music. 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 Libor birthplace. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: By using this site, you agree to the Terms quaro Use and Privacy Policy.


Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger – Wikipedia

He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more kapberger a dozen collections of music libri during the next ten years. New York and London: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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 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.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.

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 kpasberger that were in use at the time. Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger

Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and kapsberget organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”. Duke University Press, These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of quatro for lute. Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children.


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. After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. Regardless of how one regards his lirbo 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 Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost. 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. He died in