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 primo di villanelle (), 20 villanellas for 1–3 voices and basso continuo; Libro secundo di villanelle (), 21 villanellas. Kapsberger was a Venetian virtuoso performer and composer of the early Libro primo di villanelle (Rome, ); Libro secondo di villanelle. Villanelle. Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger Results for Villanelle Kapsberger (not all results may be relevant): Search results for Kapsberger Villanelle.

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Villanelle, Libro 1 (Kapsperger, Giovanni Girolamo)

These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Kapsbeerger,p.

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.

This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat New York and London: In villwnelle projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved from ” https: Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost.

Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger – ChoralWiki

Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until Views Read Edit View history. 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.


Regardless of how one regards his compositional prowess, Kapsberger was one of the principal composers vkllanelle 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.

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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. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger – Wikipedia

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. Around Kapsberger married Gerolima japsberger Rossi, with whom he had at least three children.

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.

Villanelle, Libro 4 (Kapsperger, Giovanni Girolamo)

Duke University Press, 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 vilanelle critically less acclaimed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music kapsgerger during the next ten years. Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer. After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso.

At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. He died in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Also, a compositional treatise by Kapsberger, Il Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in the preface to Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarrone kaspberger, but is now lost. He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”.