Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Du i hvars oskuldsfulla blick. Aria from Sparrschöld's comedy 'De mexikanske Systrarne'

VB 30 (earlier VB 28)

  • Year of composition: Stockholm autumn 1789 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Incidental music
  • Text author: Nils Birger Sparrschöld (according to van Boer's earlier edition [see more below] the text must have been written by [Vilhelm?] von Rosenheim)
  • First performed: 13 October 1788 at the Royal Dramatic Theatre,a Stockholm
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: 2'02 (according Naxos's CD edition)


Orchestra instrumentation unknown

Solo voices/choir

Zelda (soprano)

Examples of printed editions

Musikaliskt tidsfördrif (1790)

Location for score and part material

Transcription at Uppsala University library: Kapsel 57:3a. 51. Si-S and at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket: SPB/Sv-R Samling af Arier (according to van Boer)

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph lost (it earlier existed at the Royal Opera library, 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 A Systematic-Thematic Catalogue of His Musical Works and Source Study' (in a as of yet [Feb. 2015] unpublished VB numbering the piece is specified as VB 29)

Description of work

Andante G major 2/4


Du i hvars oskuldsfulla blick