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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At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.

Kapsberger: Libro Quarto D’Inta Volatura Di Chitarone

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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Duke University Press, Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.

This list only includes works published during the composer’s lifetime; the few pieces that survive in quato, as well as pieces of questionable attribution, are not included. Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost.


Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children.

Kapsberger’s writing is characterized, kapsbreger 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. 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.

His father Colonel Wilhelm Guglielmo von Kapsperger was a military official of the Imperial House of Austria, and may have settled in Venicethe kapsbergerr which may have been Kapsberger’s birthplace. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger.

Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p. Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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

He died in 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.


Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute.

Also, a compositional treatise by ,ibro, Il Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in the preface to Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarronebut is now lost. New York and London: He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”.

After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo.

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Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years. Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landi kapsbergger, mentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer.

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