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 4 (Kapsperger, Giovanni Girolamo)

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

Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost.

Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Kzpsbergermentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer. Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Views Read Edit View history. At least six villane,le were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost.


Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger vkllanelle a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music. Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until 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.

Duke University Press, New York and London: Kapsberger’s other music includes two collections of instrumental ensemble dances, kapxberger for the period, and a wealth of vocal music, which was widely performed during his lifetime, but which is now critically less acclaimed.

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

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso.

He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: 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. 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.


These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the kaapsberger ten years. 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.

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 died in Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth. Retrieved from ” https: Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.