Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651) was a prominent Venetian composer of the Early Baroque period. Kapsberger was one of the most versatile composers of his day. He composed a great deal of sacred music since he was employed by the church. He also wrote secular madrigals and instrumental chamber music. Moreover, Kapsberger wrote a lot of innovative music for instruments in the lute family.

His notable works in include his toccatas for lute, his madrigals, and motets.

Listen to some of Kapsberger’s works played by Chatham Baroque here:


Coelho, Victor Anand. 2001 “Kapsperger, Giovanni Girolamo.” Grove Music Online.

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