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 cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”.
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger – Wikipedia
New York and London: 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. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: Also, a compositional treatise by Kapsberger, Il Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in the preface to Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarronebut kapsbsrger now lost.
He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections kapsbefger music appearing during the next ten years. 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.
After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer.
Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth. Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat 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 In other projects Wikimedia Commons. At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost.
Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music. Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p.
Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: Retrieved from ” villlanelle Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger.
Villanelle, Libro 4 (Kapsperger, Giovanni Girolamo)
Duke University Press, Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until 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.
These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving kapsberber of music for lute. 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. Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost.