Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Symphony in F major

VB 145 (earlier VB A/5)

I. Largo maestoso - Allegro vivace
II. Larghetto amoroso e semplice
III. Presto

  • Year of composition: Probably Paris 1784-1786 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Symphony
  • Duration: Approx. 20-25 min
  • Detailed duration: 21'31 (according to the Naxos CD edition)

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Examples of printed editions

No 1, Trois Symphonies à grand Orchêstre [sic], composées par J. Cambini. 2e Livre de Symphonies, à Paris chez M. Boyer, Rue de Richelieu, à la Clef d'or, Passage du Caffè de Foy (1787). Écrit par Ribiere. (Edition number missing) RISM C 324 (see more below)

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


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

I. Largo maestoso - Allegro vivace F major 4/4 (C) - 3/4
II. Larghetto amoroso e semplice B-flat major 4/4 (C)
III. Presto F major 6/8