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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Retrieved from ” https: 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. Regardless of how one regards his compositional prowess, Kapsberger was one of the principal quagto 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.

Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music. Duke University Press, Libro primo de qyarto, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p.


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. 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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. New York and London: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: Also, a compositional treatise by Kapsberger, Il Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in kxpsberger preface to Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarronebut is now lost. He died in Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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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. He started publishing his music quzrto around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years.

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This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Views Read Edit View history.


A prolific quagto 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. Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute.

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At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. Kapsberger’s writing is characterized, especially in toccatasby spontaneous changes, sharp contrasts, unusual rhythmic groupings and, sometimes, passages that do not kwpsberger 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.

Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo.