Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Symphony in C major

VB 139

I. Andante molto - Allegro
II. Un poco andante
III. Allegro

  • Year of composition: Stockholm 1781 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Symphony
  • Duration: Approx. 10-15 min
  • Detailed duration: 12'18 (according to the Musica Sveciaes CD edition)

Instrumentation / / cont* / str (*cemb)

Examples of printed editions

Kraus No. 3, 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

Transcription at the Uppsala University Library (according to van Boer)

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph lost (according to van Boer it earlier existed at the Royal Opera library)


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. Andante molto - Allegro C minor - C major 4/4 (C)
II. Un poco andante G major 3/8
III. Allegro C major 6/8

Work comment

According to van Boer, this symphony can have been intended to be performed by a small ensemble