Check out Baroque Lute Music, Vol. I: Kapsberger by Paul O’Dette on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on Name in Other Languages: Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger, ジョヴァンニ・ ジローラモ・カプスペルガー, Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger, Иоганн Иероним . Johann Hieronymous Kapsberger was a famous lute player and also a composer of the Baroque era’s first blush in Italy. Although his work was uneven, its better.

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Libro primo di villanelle Arr. Views Read Edit View history. He had close contacts with the orders of St. After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso.

He was a member of some of the “Academies” more or less regular discussion and performance groups that were important in artistic life of the time. Get Spotify Open Spotify. He wrote a Sinfonie a quattro with orchestra and a solo group of violin, cornet, lute, chittarone, harp, and harpsichord, contrasting their solo sonorities against each other and the orchestral group most inventively.

Kapsberger: Il Tedesco della Tiorba – Pieces for Lute

Il terzo libro di villanelle Arr. In like manner, he was a friend of the poets Francesco Porta, Giulio Rospigliosi, and Giovanni Ciampoli, as well as painters and scholars.

Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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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: He died in A prolific and highly original composer, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered today for his lute and theorbo chitarrone kapsberged, which was seminal in the development of these as solo instruments.

Although his work was uneven, its better examples have considerable interest to today’s listeners. Listen to Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger now. Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: Listen to all your favourite artists on any device for free or try the Premium trial. During his career, the composer often Italianized his Christian names to Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger. 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.

Also highly regarded is his first book kapsbegger villanellas By using ltue site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. Despite his name, he was an Italian composer.

Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children.

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At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. To play this content, you’ll need the Spotify app. Johann Hieronymous Kapsberger was a famous lute player and also a composer of the Baroque era’s first blush in Italy.


John and his publishers were members of these groups. 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. He quickly became famous as a virtuoso lutenist, which gave him entry to the leading clerical and aristocratic families, where he was treated as an equal as a “German nobleman.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger – Wikipedia

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. Duke University Press, These included the Accademia degli Umoristi and the Accademia degl’Imperfetti.

He wrote some of the most innovative and outstanding lute music of the time and was noted for a virtuoso style with well-chosen ornamentations and wrote attractive, lively dance music, as well as songs. Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: He wrote two sets of Cantiones sacrae, which are regarded as his best work for voices.