Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Sonat för violin och fortepiano (Sonata for piano and violin) E-flat major

VB 161 (erlier VB 163)

I. Allegro moderato
II. Andantino con variazioni
III. Allegro ma non troppo presto

  • Year of composition: Paris 1785 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Violin and piano
  • Duration: Approx. 30-40 min
  • Detailed duration: 32'21 (according to the Naxos CD edition)

Location for score and part material

Transcription in the Uppsala University Library collections: Kapsel 48/49. Si-S Två Sonater för Fortepiano och Violin Ess dur [sic] och C dur af Kraus [see also VB 162] (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'.

Description of work

I. Allegro moderato E-flat major 4/4 (C)
II. Andantino con variazioni B-flat major 2/4
III. Allegro ma non troppo presto E-flat major 2/4

Work comment

According to van Boer, Kraus revised and extended the work to a solo sonata for piano (see more below VB 195)