Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Symphony 'Violino Obligato [Obbligato]' C major

VB 138

I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro

  • Year of composition: Stockholm 1779-1780 (earlier dating by van Boer: probably in Stockholm 1778-1780; see more below)
  • Work category: Symphony
  • Duration: Approx. 20-25 min
  • Detailed duration: 21'46 (according to the Naxos CD edition)

Instrumentation / / (cont) / str*
* Violino obligato

Examples of printed editions

Kraus No. 2, The Symphony in Sweden Part I: Johan Helmich Roman, Six Symphonies, Joseph Martin Kraus, Six Symphonies, eds Ingmar Bengtsson & Bertil van Boer (The Symphony 1720-1840, ed. Barry S. Brook, Vol F II; New York, Garland, 1983)

Location for score and part material

Copy at Bayerische Staatsbibliotek, Munich

  • Location autograph: Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Kapsel 29, Si-S: Sinfonie ur C. Dur af Kraus Partitur - Sinfonia à ...


van Boer Jr, Bertil H: Die Werke von Joseph Martin Kraus. Systematisch-thematisches Werkverzeichnis, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music series no. 56, Stockholm (1988); an updated edition in English with a partly revised VB-numbering was published in 1998 by Pendragon Press under the title 'Joseph Martin Kraus. A Systematic-Thematic Catalogue of His Musical Works and Source Study' (the numbering of this work is however unchanged).

Description of work

I. Adagio - Allegro C major alla breve
II. Andante F major 2/4
III. Allegro C major 2/4

Work comment

According to van Boer, this work has been wrongly classified oth as a Sinfonia concertante and as a violin concerto