Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Zum Geburtstage des Königs

VB 41 (earlier VB 40)

Overture: Allegro con brio`
Recitative
Töne leise, goldne Saite

  • Year of composition: 1782
  • Work category: Voice and orchestra
  • Text author: Cristoph Heinrich Gröning
  • Dedication: Gustav III
  • First performed: Wismar, 1783
  • Duration: 15 min

Solo voices/choir

Soprano and mixed choir

  • Location autograph: Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek

Literature

Åstrand, Hans: Joseph Martin Kraus - den mest betydande gustavianska musikpersonligheten, 2011, p. 80f.

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 pulished 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

Choir, Overture: Allegro con brio D major 3/4, recit.