Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Tema con variazioni (Thema con variazione) / Theme with variations (Scherzo) C major

VB 193 (earlier VB 189)

  • Year of composition: Probably London 1785 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Piano
  • Duration: Approx. 5-10 min
  • Detailed duration: 9'01 (according to BIS Records' CD)
    5'48 (according to Stradivarius Records' CD)

Examples of printed editions

Musikaliskt tidsfördrif (1793)
A Minuetto con XII variazioni per il piano forte con accompagnamento d'un violon [sic]. Harrington, London, 1791. RISM P 4568
Sonatina with Twelve Variations for the Piano Forte with Violin Accompaniments, composed by G. Haydn [sic]. Goulding, Phipps, D'Almaine & Co., London, 1804-1808 (new print by Harrington's edition, according to van Boer)

Location for score and part material

Transcription at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket and Uppsala University Library (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

Scherzo Allegro C major 3/8