Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Symphony in D major

VB 143

I. Allegro
II. Andante un poco largo
III. Allegro

  • Year of composition: Probably Vienna in August-September 1783 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Symphony
  • Duration: Approx. 15-20 min
  • Detailed duration: 18'09 (according to the Naxos CD edition)

Instrumentation / / (cont) / str

Examples of printed editions

Sinfonie D-dur. Ed. av Walther Lebermann, Wiesbaden, Breitkopf & Härtel (1956) [with several editions]

Location for score and part material

Transcription at i.a. Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (H:S: 63 1:1. Mazer-S. Symphonie de Jos. Haydn [sic] en Partition No. 63, according to van Boer)

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph lost (according to van Boer it earlier existed at the Royal Opera library, but was destroyed in a fire in 1825; see more below)


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 D major alla breve
II. Andante un poco largo G major 2/4
III. Allegro D major 4/4 (C)