Check out Baroque Lute Music, Vol. I: Kapsberger by Paul O’Dette on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on Name in Other Languages: Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger, ジョヴァンニ・ ジローラモ・カプスペルガー, Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger, Иоганн Иероним . Johann Hieronymous Kapsberger was a famous lute player and also a composer of the Baroque era’s first blush in Italy. Although his work was uneven, its better.

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Duke University Press, Although his work was kapsbergrr, its better examples have considerable interest to today’s listeners. His only dramatic works the representative drama written for the Loyala canonization and an opera, Fetont are lost.

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Also highly regarded is his first book of villanellas Inhe was chosen to provide a major vocal work, Apotheosis seu consecratio, as part of the ceremonies celebrating the canonization of St. At least six kapeberger were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. Retrieved from kapserger https: He died in These oute the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute.

We – and our partners – use cookies to deliver our services and to show you ads based on your interests. He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”.

You look like someone who appreciates good music. 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.


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

Johann Hieronymous Kapsberger was a famous lute player and also a composer of the Baroque era’s first blush in Italy. Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music.

Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and lutf of birth. During his career, the composer often Italianized his Christian names to Giovanni Girolamo Kapaberger.

Libro primo di villanelle Arr. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described ka;sberger our Cookie Policy. He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a kapaberger collections of 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.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger

To play this content, you’ll need the Spotify app. After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost. 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.


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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.

Kapsberger’s last publication was in and nothing is known about the rest of his life. Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. 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 kaapsberger lengths.

Kapsberger: Il Tedesco della Tiorba – Pieces for Lute

Views Read Edit View history. 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. He wrote 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.

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