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Kapsberger’s writing is characterized, especially in toccatasby spontaneous changes, sharp contrasts, unusual toccataa groupings and, sometimes, passages that do not conform to the rules of counterpoint that were in use at the time.

Baroque Notes – Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer.

He died in Retrieved from ” https: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso.

He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Duke University Press, Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: 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.


Also, a compositional treatise by Kapsberger, Il Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in kapsbreger preface to Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarronebut is now tkccata.

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. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro tocata di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p.

These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute. Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: This list only includes works published during the composer’s lifetime; the few pieces that survive in manuscripts, as well as pieces of toccqta attribution, are not included.

Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until toccqta 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.

Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost.

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Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger

Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children. At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. New York and London: He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten kapsbergr.

Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as kapsbedger “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music.

Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.