The BBC artist page for Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (also: Johann(es) Hieronymus Kapsberger or Passacaglia. Solo music by Johann Kapsberger. Johann Kapsberger. «John and Robert Passacaglia 21 [PDF] [MIDI] [XML] Kapsberger Grade

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Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. The original tablature shows block chords, the name of the piece inviting the player to create arpeggios.

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Views Read Edit View history. At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. 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. Duke University Press, Preface kapsberge Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: I heard this lovely short set of variations on a ground played on a theorbo on BBC Radio 3.

Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger

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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.

Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Added, go to My Music to see full list.

Passacaglia in D-, for theorbo and continuo

Retrieved from ” https: Toccata novena e Passacaglia Composer. The Bergamasca is a ground bass dance form originally from Bergamo in Northern Italy. New York and London: He composed both vocal and instrumental music, his main contribution now being seen as his influence on the development of the theorbo known in Italy as the chitaronne as a solo instrument.

Toccata arpeggiata Libro primo d’intavolatura di chitarrone Composer. Aurilla mia, quando m’accese Composer.

Similar Artists Alessandro Piccinini. 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 cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”. Artists Popular All Recommended. Toccata arpeggiata, Toccata seconda, and Colascione for chittarone. Also, a compositional treatise by Kapsberger, Il Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in the preface to Libro passacaglai d’intavolatura di chitarronebut is now lost.


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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. Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children.

Playlists Featured All Recommended. Last Played on BBC. Toccata arpeggiata, Toccata seconda, and Colascione for chittarone Composer. 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 passacagglia included.

Some of it is straightforward to play, but other passages benefit from inventive fingering – I will perhaps post a fingered version in due course. Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert.

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 ppassacaglia is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Villan di Spagna Composer. Sign in to the BBC, or Register.