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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However I thought straight away kapaberger it would sound good on the guitar arrangement and kapsberged I came across a MIDI file of the piece link no longer available I was able to make this arrangement. Duke University Press, Kapsberger also wrote stage music, almost all currently lost. I am indebted to Andreas Nachstam who posted a lute version on the Fronimo website https: He died in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which canarrio counted among the “wonders of Rome”. Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.

Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. New York and London: Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer.

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 kapsbergerr. After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a canarik virtuoso.


I heard this lovely short set of variations on a ground played on a theorbo on BBC Radio 3. Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music. Regardless of how one regards his compositional prowess, Kapsberger was cnaario of the principal composers of lute and theorbo music during the early Baroque era together with Alessandro Piccinini and greatly contributed towards advancing Vanario plucked string instruments of the time.

It is fun to play and not difficult. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. 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. The Bergamasca is a ground bass dance form originally from Bergamo in Northern Italy.

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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.

This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p. Kapsberger’s writing is characterized, especially in toccatasby fanario 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.

Views Read Edit View history. Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: Some of it is straightforward to play, but other passages benefit from inventive fingering – I will perhaps post a fingered version in due course.


The original tablature shows block chords, the name of the piece inviting the player to create arpeggios. This list only includes works published during the composer’s lifetime; the few pieces that survive in manuscripts, as well canaeio pieces of questionable attribution, are not included.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger

Retrieved from ” https: 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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 canagio solo instrument.

Kapsberger worked in Francesco’s household until Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he kapsbergdr at least three children. 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.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years. 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.

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