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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. Retrieved from ” https: Among them was Athanasius Kircherkspsberger described Kapsberger as a “superb kzpsberger and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music.

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

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

Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. Views Read Edit View history.


Category:Kapsperger, Giovanni Girolamo

Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Duke University Press, Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: 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.

At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. This list only includes works published during the composer’s lifetime; the few pieces that survive in manuscripts, as well as pieces of goccata attribution, are not included.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger

Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: 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 kzpsberger counterpoint that were in use at the time. Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer.

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 kapdberger instruments of the time. He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years. Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p.


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

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger – Wikipedia

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso.

Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. New York and London: He died in Giovanni Girolamo Kkapsberger also: