Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Aria. Del destin non vi lagnate A major

VB 60 (earlier VB 59)

  • Year of composition: Paris 5 February 1786 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Voice and orchestra
  • Text author: Pietro Metastasio (from the opera Olympiade, Act I, Scene 5)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: Uncertain

Instrumentation

(cont) / str

Solo voices/choir

Sopran eller tenor

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

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

Larghetto A major 4/4 (C)


Work comment

According to van Boer there is a note on the autograph that says the aria was written for the tenor Christoffer Karsten, but the clef suggests that the original version was written for a soprano.


Libretto/text

Del destin non vi lagnate