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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Views Read Edit View history. Anna Catharina died in from plague and he married his second wife Kunigunde Hilaris in possibly It is possible that he was working at the Saint Stephen Cathedral and that Johann Pachelbel was his deputy organist there.

Johann Kaspar Kerll [Kerl, Gherl]

The losses are particularly striking jhoann vocal music, with all 11 known operas and 24 offertories missing. Johann Kaspar Kerll was highly regarded by his contemporaries: Kerll’s chamber works include a canzona for two violinsviola da gamba and basso continuo and three sonatas.

Retrieved from johnan https: Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Kerll wrote numerous non-keyboard works, especially during the Munich years: Johann Kaspar [Caspar] Kerll was a German baroque composer and organist.

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Particularly important of these are his opera Oronte kaaspar lostwhich inaugurated the Kaspad opera house in Januaryand a vocal mass composed in for the coronation of Emperor Leopold I at Frankfurt. Toccata quarta Cromatica con Durezze e Ligature and Toccata sesta per il pedali. Johann Kaspar Kerll had a lot in common with Muffat and Froberger: The idea of repeating a particular theme in Kerll’s music joyann its extreme in the Magnificat tertii toniwhere a fugue subject consists of sixteen repeated E’s.


At the end of Kerll relinquished his Vienna position and returned to Munich, where he died shortly afterwards. Kerll’s other surviving keyboard music includes a number of canzonas, probably composed for educational purposes, liturgical Magnificat cycles and several standalone works: He worked at Vienna, Munich and Brussels, and also travelled widely.

Partial chronology can be established using Kerll’s incomplete catalogue of his own works which is included in the Modulatio organica it is the earliest surviving thematic catalogue of a specific composer’s works: The couple had eight children, but only one of them, the youngest son, pursued a career in music. Six of the surviving masses were published during Kerll’s lifetime as Missae sex, cum instrumentis concertantibus, e vocibus in ripieno, adjuncta una pro defunctis cum seq.

The complex imitative counterpoint that dominates Kerll’s chamber music is also present in most of his sacred vocal works: Kerll became one of the most acclaimed composers of his time, known both as a gifted composer and an outstanding teacher.

Apparently after he demonstrated exceptional musical abilities, Kerll was given an opportunity to study music under Giovanni Valentini, court Kapellmeister in Vienna. Kerll gave up his post in Munich kaspxr for unclear reasons – it is believed that there was a particularly serious quarrel with other court musicians Italian singers which made him leave.


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Caspar Kerll probably gave music lessons to his son, who apparently demonstrated exceptional musical abilities; by he was already composing and sometime later during the early s he was sent to Vienna to study under Giovanni Valentinicourt Kapellmeister and composer.

Although Kerll was a renowned teacher during his lifetime, his pupils did not, in all probability, include any considerably important composers, although Johann Joseph Fux possibly studied with him for a time.

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.

His first opera, Orontewas composed in Munich in Kerll’s influence on later composers, however, is undeniable. Kerll thus belongs to the pedagogic tradition leading to J. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The four dance suites are also reminiscent of Froberger’s suites, yet two of them contain variation movements. If he did, however, Johann Pachelbel would have been his deputy organist there.

Kerll’s fame started growing rapidly as he was given more and more important tasks.