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 . Canario. By Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, Matthew Wadsworth, Gary Cooper, Mark Levy. • 1 song, Play on Spotify. 1. Canario – Giovanni Girolamo. Results 1 – 10 of 12 This page lists all recordings of Canario by Johannes Hieronymous Kapsberger ( c).

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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. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and kapsbergre of birth.

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Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et canarrio, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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 worked in Francesco’s household until He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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’s writing is characterized, especially in toccatasby spontaneous changes, sharp contrasts, kapdberger rhythmic groupings and, sometimes, passages that do not conform to the rules of counterpoint that were in use at the time.

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Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di ,apsberger, with whom he had at least three children. Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger or Giovanni Geronimo Kapsperger c – was a Venetian composer, lutenist, theorbist and guitarist of Canari descent who spent most of his working life in Rome. It is fun to play and not difficult. At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost.

Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Preface kxpsberger Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: However I thought straight away that it lapsberger sound good on the guitar arrangement and when I came across a MIDI file of the piece link no longer available I was able to make this arrangement. Duke University Press, Some of it is straightforward to play, but other passages benefit from inventive fingering – I will perhaps post a fingered version in due course.

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. He composed both vocal and instrumental music, his main contribution now being seen as his influence on the development of the kapsberge known in Italy as the chitaronne as a solo instrument.

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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.

Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years. The original tablature shows block chords, the name of the piece inviting the player to create arpeggios. These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute.


New York and London: The Bergamasca is a ground bass dance form originally from Bergamo in Northern Italy. I heard this lovely short set of variations on a ground played on a theorbo on BBC Radio 3.

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I am indebted to Andreas Nachstam who posted a lute version on the Fronimo website https: Views Read Edit View history. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not japsberger meticulous a composer as he was as a performer.

Retrieved from ” https: After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. His father Colonel Wilhelm Guglielmo von Kapsperger was a military official of the Imperial House of Austria, and may have settled in Venice kqpsberger, the city which may have been Kapsberger’s birthplace.

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He died in Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music. Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost kapsbergrr currently lost.

I have given some suggested fingering that I think helps to give an impression of the very resonant nature of music played on the chitaronne.