Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Cantata. La Gelosia

VB 46 (earlier VB 45)

1. Recitative: Perdona, amata Nice
1a. Aria: Sei labbri, che amore /.../ Se torna a lagnarmi
2. Recitative: Son reo, non mi difendo
2a. Aria: Aimè! Giùrai fidarmi
3. Recitative: Ma pensa al fine
3a. Aria: Giura il nocchier

  • Year of composition: Probably Stockholm 1780 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Voice and orchestra
  • Text author: Pietro Metastasio
  • Duration: Approx. 15-20 min
  • Detailed duration: 17'18 (according to the Phoenix Edition CD edition)

Instrumentation

2.0.0.2 / 2.0.0.0 / (cont) cemb / str

Solo voices/choir

Soprano

Location for score and part material

Transcript exists at Uppsala University library (according to van Boer)

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph lost (according to van Boer)

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: Kraus. A Systematic-Thematic Catalogue of His Musical Works and Source Study'

Description of work

1. Un poco adagio C major 4/4 (C)
1a. Adagio - Allegro C major alla breve
2. (Tempo markings missing) (C major) 4/4 (C)
2a. Andante C major 3/4
3. (Tempo markings missing) (D major) 4/4 (C)
3a. Allegro G major 4/4 (C)


Libretto/text

1. Rezitativ: Perdona, amata Nice. Bella Nice
1a. Arie: Sei labbri, che amore, fomò per suo

2. Rezitativ: Son reo, non mi difendo, puniscmi
2a. Arie: Aimè! Giùrai fidarmi, ed ecco

3. Rezitativ: Ma pensa al fine, ch'amor mi vende insano
3a. Arie: Giura il nocchier, che almare non presterà