Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Der nordische Wittwer [Witwer]. 'Mein Weib, mein braves Weib' A major

VB 89 (earlier VB 88)

  • Year of composition: Probably Vienna 1783 (accoring to van Boer)
  • Work category: Voice and piano
  • Text author: (According to van Boer: 'Alois Blumauer?')
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: 3'29 (according to the Naxos CD edition)

Solo voices/choir


Location for score and part material

Transcription at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket: Z/Sv Kraus Sånger [sic] (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

Moderato A major 4/4 (C)


Mein Weib, mein braves Weib ist hin!