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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He died in Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer. 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. 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. 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.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: At least six collections were published during his lifetime, kapsbergwr of which are currently lost.
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. Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: He cultivated connections villnaelle various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”.
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Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost. Retrieved from ” https: Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.
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.
Duke University Press, He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years. 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.
Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children. Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo.
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Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p. After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. 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 vjllanelle instruments.