Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Die Welt nach Rousseau. 'Ein Schauspiel ist die Welt' G minor

VB 76 (earlier VB 75)

  • Year of composition: Probably Vienna 1783 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Voice and piano
  • Text author: Carl F. Hensler
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: 0'58 (according to Naxos CD edition)

Instrumentation

pno (or '4 Nasathörner' ['kazoos'] according to van Boer)

Solo voices/choir

Soprano

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Z/Sv Kraus Sånger

Literature

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

Con moto G minor alla breve


Libretto/text

Ein Schauspiel ist die Welt; es handelt