Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Fiskarena

VB 40 (earlier VB 39)

Overture
No. 1: Andante
No. 2: Allegretto
No. 3: Andante con moto
No. 4: Allegretto ma non troppo presto - Allegro - Più moderato
No. 5: Allegretto
No. 6: Andante con moto
No. 7: Allegretto- Più moderato
No. 8: Angloise
No. 9: Allegro
No. 10: Angloise
No. 11: Allegro
No. 12: Allegro
No. 13: Allegretto
No. 14: Con più di moto
No. 15: (-)
No. 16: Andante con moto (- Allegretto)
No. 17: Allegro
No. 18: Allegretto grazioso
No. 19: Ungherese
No. 20: Contradanza Finale

  • Year of composition: Stockholm 1789 (1788 according to van Boer's earlier dating; see more below)
  • Work category: Ballet / Dance music, one act
  • First performed: 9 March 1789, the Royal Opera, Stockholm (choreography by Anton Bournonville)
  • Duration: Approx. 50-60 min
  • Detailed duration: 50'25 (according to Naxos' CD edition)

Instrumentation

2.2.0.2 / 4.2.0.0 / timp, (cont) / str

Examples of printed editions

Artaria Editions Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand, AE370 (Edited by Bertil van Boer)

Location for score and part material

Transcription at Uppsala University Library: Kapsel 35. Si-S. at the library of the Royal Opera (according to van Boer)

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph lost (according to van Boer it earlier existed at the library of the Royal Opera)

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: Larghetto poco con moto [Larghetto pero con moto according to the Artaria Edition] - Allegro C major 6/8 - 2/4
No. 1: Andante G major 4/4 (C)
No. 2: Allegretto C major 6/8
No. 3: Andante con moto G major 6/8
No. 4: Allegretto ma non troppo presto - Allegro - Più moderato D major 2/4 - 6/8
No. 5: Allegretto E minor 3/8
No. 6: Andante con moto D major 2/4
No. 7: Allegretto- Più moderato A major 2/4
No. 8: Angloise F major 2/4
No. 9: Allegro C major 4/4 (C)
No. 10: Angloise G major 2/4
No. 11: Allegro D major 3/8
No. 12: Allegro A major - D major - A major 2/4
No. 13: Allegretto C major 3/8 - 6/8 - 3/8
No. 14: Con più di moto C major 3/8
No. 15: (tempo mark missing) D major 2/4
No. 16: Andante con moto - Allegretto A major - D major 4/4 (C) - 6/8
No. 17: Allegro A major 2/4
No. 18: Allegretto grazioso A major 3/8
No. 19: Ungherese D major 2/4
No. 20: Contradanza Finale D major - D minor - D major 2/4