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

After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost.

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kapsbdrger Views Read Edit View history. 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.


Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger – Wikipedia

Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth. By using this site, quaeto agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Also, a compositional treatise by Kapsberger, Il Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in the preface to Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarronebut linro now lost.

Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: At least six collections were published during kpasberger lifetime, two of which are currently lost. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, 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 time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years.

Duke University Press, 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. Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until New York and London: Retrieved from ” https: He died in Librl among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”.


Regardless of how one suarto 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. Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di quartto a quattro Rome,p.

These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute. Around Quarfo married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children.

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. Kapsberger’s other music includes two kzpsberger 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 quart less acclaimed.

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