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Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost. 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.
New York and London: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: 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 tocccata as solo instruments.
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Baroque Notes – Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger
Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music. Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: He died in Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, 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.
This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat 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.
Views Read Edit View history. He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”.
Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute. Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. 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.
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger
At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant tocxata.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: 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.
Category:Kapsperger, Giovanni Girolamo
Some contemporaries, such as Japsberger Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer. Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. 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.
Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least kapbserger children. Duke University Press, Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.