Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Symphony in E minor

VB 141

I. Allegro spiritoso
II. Adagio non tanto ma con espressione
III. Presto

  • Year of composition: Probably in Amorbach and Regensburg in December 1782 - March 1783 (1783 according to van Boer's earlier dating; see more below)
  • Work category: Symphony
  • Duration: Approx. 15-20 min
  • Detailed duration: 15'14 (according to the Naxos CD edition)

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Examples of printed editions

No 2, Trois Symphonies à grand Orchêstre [sic], composées par J. Cambini. 2e Livre de Symphonies, à Paris chez M. Boyer, Rue de Richelieu, à la Clef d'or, Passage du Caffè de Foy (1787). Écrit par Ribiere. (Edition number missing) RISM C 324 (see more below)

Location for score and part material

Transcription in Fürstliche Thurn und Taxis Hofbibliothek, Regensburg, Germany (according to van Boer)

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph lost (according to van Boer)


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. Allegro spiritoso E minor 4/4 (C)
II. Adagio non tanto ma con espressione E major 3/8
III. Presto E minor 2/4