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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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Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p. Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger or Giovanni Geronimo Kapsperger c – was a Venetian composer, lutenist, theorbist and guitarist of German descent who spent most of his working life in Rome. He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years.

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Performances Popular All Recommended. Playlists featuring Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. Kapsberger’s writing is characterized, especially ka;sberger 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. Toccata E Ballo Composer. The Early Music Show. Playlists Featured All Recommended.

Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Toccata Arpeggiata from Libro I d’intavolatura di chitarrone. Biography Wikipedia Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Villan di Spagna Composer. Find out more about our use of this data. Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth. Academy of Ancient Music.


Toccata secunda arpeggiata Composer. Similar Artists Alessandro Piccinini. 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.

The Bergamasca is a ground bass dance form originally from Bergamo in Northern Italy. Sign in to the BBC, or Register. 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 Passacaglix Piccinini and greatly contributed towards advancing European plucked string instruments of the time. Retrieved from ” https: A prolific and highly original composer, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered today for his lute kapsberrger theorbo chitarrone music, which was seminal in the development of these as solo instruments.

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Some of it is straightforward to play, but other passages benefit from inventive fingering – I will perhaps post a fingered version in due course. Show more Show less. Added, go to My Music to see full list.

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I am indebted to Andreas Nachstam who posted a lute version on the Fronimo website https: The original tablature shows block chords, the name of the piece inviting the player to create arpeggios.

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert. Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: Duke University Press, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Artists Popular All Recommended. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. 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.


However I thought straight away that it would sound good on the guitar arrangement and when I came across a MIDI file of oapsberger piece link no longer available I was able to make this arrangement. 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.

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. Views Read Edit View history. New York and London: After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation kapsbergeer a brilliant virtuoso.

Passacaglia in D-, for theorbo and continuo

Toccata Arpeggiata from Libro I d’intavolatura kkapsberger chitarrone Composer. Toccata arpeggiata for chitarrone. Toccata arpeggiata, Toccata seconda, and Colascione for chittarone. Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until