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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Some of it is straightforward to play, but other passages benefit from inventive fingering – I will perhaps post a fingered version in due course. It is fun to play and not difficult.

Kapsbberger included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute. Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until Retrieved from ” https: At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost.

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Kapsberger: Canario

Duke University Press, 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. Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth. 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 primo de balli, gagliarde kapsberged correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger.


I am indebted to Andreas Nachstam who posted a lute version on the Fronimo website https: Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned canaruo Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer.

New York and London: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music.

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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.

Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: 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. Iapsberger I thought straight away that it would 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.

Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura kapdberger Chitarone”, He died in Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with kapsebrger he had at least three children.

Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. The kapsbergee tablature shows block chords, the name of the piece inviting the player to create arpeggios.

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

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 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: 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.

Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost.

I heard this lovely short set of variations on a ground played on a theorbo on BBC Radio 3. 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.