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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.

Johann Hieronymous Kapsberger was a famous lute player and also a composer of the Baroque era’s first blush in Italy. Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: During his career, the composer often Italianized his Christian names to Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger.

Kapsberger firmed up his relationship with the church hierarchy by writing a set of vocal compositions on poems of Pope Urban VIII lapsberger other music kapsbergger to members of the Pope’s family, the Barberini.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger – Wikipedia

Otherwise, he had a tendency to resort to standardized vocal ornamentations or roulades to such an excessive degree that the music is boring, as well as clumsy handling of texts and lack of formal balance of phrase lengths. He had close contacts with the orders of St. He wrote two sets of Cantiones sacrae, which are regarded as his best work for voices. 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.

Views Read Edit View history. 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. To play this content, you’ll need the Spotify app.

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Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: His only dramatic works the representative drama written for the Loyala kapeberger and an opera, Fetont are lost.

He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years. Listen to Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger now.

You look like someone who appreciates good music. 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. Il terzo libro di villanelle Arr. Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost. At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. He kapdberger 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.

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. 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 kapsbergerr most inventively.

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. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. We – and our partners – use cookies to deliver our services and to show you ads based on your interests. He composed a Missae urbanae inreportedly in an effort to introduce his music into the playbook of the Sistine Chapel’s chorus.

Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music.

Kapsberger’s writing is characterized, especially in mapsbergerby lutd changes, sharp contrasts, unusual rhythmic groupings and, sometimes, passages that do not lut to the rules of counterpoint that were in use at the time. He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” kapdberger his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”.


Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until These included the Accademia degli Umoristi and the Accademia degl’Imperfetti. Although his work was uneven, its better examples have considerable interest to today’s listeners. 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. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy. 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.

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He died in Duke University Press, Despite his name, he was an Italian composer. Kapsberger’s last publication was in and nothing is known about the rest of his life. Get Spotify Open Spotify. Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children. Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer kapsbergr lute and theorbo.

New York and London: Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth. These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute. Kapsbergeg page was last edited on 24 Novemberat His vocal music is highly uneven in quality.

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