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This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat 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 questionable attribution, are not included.
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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. 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. He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.
Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p.
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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.
Retrieved from ” https: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children. Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo.
Duke University Press, At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost.
He died in Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth. New York and London: Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer. Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music.
Prominent among these critics is lutenist Cixccona Lislevand: These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection 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.