The BBC artist page for Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (also: Johann(es) Hieronymus Kapsberger or Passacaglia. Solo music by Johann Kapsberger. Johann Kapsberger. «John and Robert Passacaglia 21 [PDF] [MIDI] [XML] Kapsberger Grade

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After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. Also, kapsberge compositional treatise by Kapsberger, Il Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in the preface to Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarronebut is now lost.

Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer. 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. Toccata novena e Passacaglia Composer.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger

Toccata secunda arpeggiata Composer. Toccata arpeggiata, Toccata seconda, and Colascione for chittarone Composer.

Aurilla mia, quando m’accese Composer. He composed both vocal and instrumental music, his main contribution now being seen as his influence on the development of the theorbo known in Italy as the chitaronne as a solo instrument.

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


Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert. Similar Artists Alessandro Piccinini. The Bergamasca is a ground bass dance form originally from Bergamo in Northern Italy. Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children.

Biography Wikipedia Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: I heard this lovely short set of variations on a ground played on a theorbo on BBC Radio 3. Toccata arpeggiata Libro primo d’intavolatura di chitarrone. Toccata No 6 Composer. Toccata Arpeggiata from Libro I d’intavolatura di chitarrone.

Duke University Press, 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.

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Toccata E Ballo Composer. Ka;sberger among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Toccata arpeggiata for passacaglai. Performances Popular All Recommended. 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 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. I have given some suggested fingering that I think helps to give an impression of the very resonant nature of music played on the chitaronne.

Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Sign in to the BBC, or Register. Toccata novena e Passavaglia.


Show more Show less. At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. Academy of Ancient Music. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat 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.

Views Read Edit View history. Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger or Giovanni Geronimo Kapsperger c – was a Venetian composer, lutenist, theorbist and guitarist of German descent who spent most of his working life in Rome. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute.

If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Toccata arpeggiata for chitarrone Composer. Retrieved from ” https: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: The original tablature shows block chords, the name of the piece inviting the player to create arpeggios. He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”.

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