Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Sonata for piano in E-flat major

VB 195 (earlier VB 191)

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

  • Year of composition: Probably Paris 1784 (or earlier, according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Piano
  • Duration: Approx. 20-25 min
  • Detailed duration: 22'19 (according to BIS Records' CD)
    24'21 (according to Stradivarius Records' CD)

Examples of printed editions

Due Sonate Per il Forte Piano composte dal Sigr. Giuseppe Kraus, Maestro di capella all' attuale Servizio di S. M. Il Re di Svezia, Stockhom nella Stamperioa di Musica Privilegiata dal Re (ca 1788). RISM K 1972 (compare also VB 196)

Location for score and part material

Transcription at Uppsala University Library (Kapsel 50a. Si-S) and Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (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 alla breve
II. Andante con variazioni B-flat major 2/3
III. Allegro ma non troppo presto E-flat major 2/4