Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Songs [and ballet divertissement] from 'Marknaden'. Comedy in 1 Act

VB 36 (earlier VB 34)

  • Year of composition: Stockholm August-September 1792 (summer of 1792 according to van Boer's earlier darings; see more below)
  • Work category: Operetta / Comic opera
  • Text author: Didrik (Didric) Gabriel Björn
  • Dedication: (Duke Karl [later King Karl XIII])
  • First performed: The work was first performed on 8 Oct. 1792 on account of Duke Karl's (later King Karl XIII) birthday 7 Oct., according to van Boer
  • Duration: Approx. 25-30 min
  • Detailed duration: Uncertsin

Instrumentation

Instrumentation unknown (according to van Boer)

Solo voices/choir

Solo voices (register unknown):
Marie
Stina
Gösta
Tolfman
Drillerbom
Baron
Löjtnanten

Choir (register unknown)

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph lost; D. G. Björn's text exists at the National Library collections (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. A Systematic-Thematic Catalogue of His Musical Works and Source Study'

Description of work

Overture
No. 1 (Arietta/Short aria): Länge mig min mor förförde (Marie)
No. 2 (Duet): När du min Gösta ser (Marie, Stina)
No. 3 (Duet): Välsignad, sälla dag (Stina, Gösta)
No. 4 (Recitative and aria): O Svea folk - Förgått ej då (Löjtnanten)
No. 5 (Aria): Furste [Fürste], som med Göthiskt mod (Tolfman)
No. 6 (Aria): O, tu salvator patriæ (Drillerbom)
No. 7 (Choir): Förenom känslan af de bröst
No. 8 (Recitative and aria; composed by Carl Stenborg): Mit fosterland - Uprörda fosterbygd (Baron)
No. 9 (Duet): Man såg dig (Baron, Löjtnanten)
No. 10 (Coro. Finale): Uphöjom [sic] glansen af det Namn [Choir]
[No. 10a: Ballet divertissement]


Libretto/text

No. 1 (Arietta/Short aria): Länge mig min mor förförde (Marie)

No. 2 (Duet): När du min Gösta ser (Marie, Stina)

No. 3 (Duet): Välsignad, sälla dag (Stina, Gösta)

No. 4 (Recitative and aria): O Svea folk - Förgått ej då (Löjtnanten)

No. 5 (Aria): Furste [Fürste], som med Göthiskt mod (Tolfman)

No. 6 (Aria): O, tu salvator patriæ (Drillerbom)

No. 7 (Choir): Förenom känslan af de bröst

No. 8 (Recitative and aria; komponerade av Carl Stenborg): Mit fosterland - Uprörda fosterbygd (Baron)

No. 9 (Duet): Man såg dig (Baron, Löjtnanten)

No. 10 (Coro. Finale): Uphöjom glansen af det Namn [Choir]