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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Toccata No 6 Composer. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. Toccata Arpeggiata from Libro I d’intavolatura di chitarrone. Toccata arpeggiata Libro primo d’intavolatura di chitarrone Composer. Performances Popular All Recommended. Some of it is straightforward to play, but other passages benefit from inventive fingering – I will perhaps post a fingered version in due course.

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Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger – Passacaglia in D-, for theorbo and continuo – Classical Archives

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert. 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.

Kapsberger’s kapsberter 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.


Toccata arpeggiata, Toccata seconda, and Colascione for chittarone.

He died in Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. Playlists Featured All Recommended. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Passacalgia was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer.

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. Toccata arpeggiata for chitarrone Composer. New York and London: Added, go to My Music to see full list. Read more at Wikipedia.

Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Villan di Spagna Composer. Retrieved from ” https: However I thought straight away that it would sound good kkapsberger 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.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger

His father Colonel Wilhelm Guglielmo von Kaspberger was a military official of the Imperial House of Austria, and may have settled in Venicethe city which may have been Kapsberger’s birthplace. Biography Wikipedia Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.


The original tablature shows block chords, the name of the piece inviting the player to create arpeggios. Last Played on BBC. Toccata No 1 Composer.

Toccata secunda arpeggiata Composer. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Views Read Edit View history. Show more Show less.

Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years.

Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. 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. Toccata Arpeggiata from Libro I d’intavolatura di chitarrone Composer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Duke University Press, Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.