Alternative Names/Transliterations: Johann Caspar von Kerll; Kerl, Gherl, Kerle, Cherll, Cherle, Kherl, Kherll; Johann Kaspar, Hanß Caspar, Giovanni Gasparo. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Johann Caspar Kerll (9 April – 13 February ) was a German baroque composer and organist. One of many German organist/composers celebrated in his day but little known to modern listeners, Johann Kaspar Kerll carried on the keyboard traditions of.

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Johann Kaspar Kerll [Kerl, Gherl]

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Kerll wrote masses, requiems and Magnificats, sometimes for two or three choruses, frequently using concertato techniques.

Most of Kerll’s keyboard works are playable on both pipe organ and harpsichordthe exceptions are four dance suites composed for harpsichord and two organ toccatas: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kerll johannn not an especially prolific composer, so the surviving works are relatively few.

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The complex imitative counterpoint that dominates Kerll’s chamber music is also present in most of his sacred vocal works: At the end of he relinquished his position, left Vienna and returned to Munich, where he died shortly afterwards. The four dance suites are also reminiscent of Froberger’s suites, yet two of them contain variation movements. It is modelled after Frescobaldi’s piece based on the same idea, Capriccio sopra il cuchobut is more structurally and harmonically complex.

Unfortunately, many of these pieces either are lost for instance, no opera of Kerll’s survived or remain unpublished. Kerll as one of the composers whom J. Oxford Composer Companion J. Johann Mattheson’s Der Vollkommene Capellmeister: Views Read Edit View history. Apparently after he demonstrated exceptional musical abilities, Kerll was given an opportunity to study music under Giovanni Valentini, court Kapellmeister in Vienna.


Bach Oxford University Press,Article author: Bach and George Frideric Handel studied J. Born in Adorf in the Electorate of Saxony as the son of an organist, Kerll showed outstanding musical abilities at an early age, and was taught by Giovanni Valentinicourt Kapellmeister at Vienna.

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Influence Johann Kaspar Kerll was highly regarded by his contemporaries: A pension was granted to him in by the emperor, who in employed him as one of his court organists.

Web page content is available under the CPDL ksapar license ; please see individual editions for their copyright terms. The surviving oeuvre shows Kerll’s mastery of the Italian concerted style, employed in almost all of his masses, and his highly developed contrapuntal technique. Bach ] Works performed by J.

Retrieved from ” https: Views Read View source View history. His new duties included composing religious music for church services, chamber music and opera for the court. The Munich years were especially important for Kerll: Although it has been suggested that Kerll might have worked at the Stephansdomthere is no proof. For his non-keyboard music, the years in Munich were especially productive: Particularly important of these are his opera Oronte now lostwhich inaugurated the Munich opera house in Januaryand a vocal mass composed in for the kerlp of Emperor Leopold I at Frankfurt.

Kerll is one of the ‘masters’ included in the music book that J. Caspar Kerll probably gave music lessons to his son, who apparently demonstrated exceptional musical abilities; by he was johanb composing and sometime later during the early s he was sent to Vienna to study under Giovanni Valentinicourt Kapellmeister and composer.

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Kerll wrote numerous non-keyboard works, especially during the Munich years: Two ostinato works survive, a passacaglia and a chaconne, both built on a descending bass pattern; the passacaglia is perhaps Kerll’s most well-known work.

In approximately Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, by then the governor of the Spanish Netherlands, appointed Johann Kaspar Kerl as a chamber organist for the new residental palace in Brussels. His first opera, Orontewas composed in Munich in Kerll thus belongs to the pedagogic tradition leading to J. Toccata quarta Cromatica con Durezze e Ligature and Toccata sesta per il pedali.

Kerll’s eight toccatas that correspond to the eight church modes alternate between free and strict contrapuntal sections, sometimes in contrasting meters. During the following several years Kerll was somehow able to combine travelling with working in Brussels without losing his job. Kerll became one of the most acclaimed composers of his time, known both as a gifted composer and an outstanding teacher. He spent several years in Vienna, studying and working as a court organist, then moved to Rome, where he became a pupil of Giacomo Carissimi.

Johann Pachelbel studied Kerll’s style, which is particularly obvious from his organ chaconnes, which are reminiscent of Kerll’s ostinato works; he may have also studied with Kerll, although there is no proof. Little is known about his childhood and youth. Although Kerll was a well-known and influential composer, many of his works are currently lost.

Kerll’s style and many of his works show his influence. English Wikipedia links Pages using SortWorks.