Aeneas i Cartago, VB 23 (Kraus, Joseph Martin)

Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions


For Piano solo

PDF scanned by D-Mbs
Ralph Theo Misch (2009/11/14)

Publisher. Info. Stockholm: Och Kongl. Privilegierade Not Tryckeriet, n.d.
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General Information

Work Title Aeneas i Cartago, eller Dido och Aeneas
Alternative. Title Lyric Tragedy in Five Acts with Prologue . Enea in Cartagine
Composer Kraus, Joseph Martin
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. VB 23
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJK 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Prolog + 5 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1782-1791
First Performance. 1799 November 18, Stockholm: Royal Opera
First Publication. 1956 (but see below)
Librettist Johan Henrik Kellgren (1751-1795) after "Didon (1734)" de Jean-Jacques Le Franc de Pompignan (after Virgil (70-21 BCE (ca?)))
Language Swedish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Vocal Soloists, Chorus, Orchestra (double wind, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, strings, at least)
Primary Sources Handschrift "die Ouverture zum Prolog dieser Oper" @ ÖNB (in C minor)
S-Skma Mazer H:S:323 (autograph of Chaconne)
S-St without shelf-mark (abschrift incomplete performance parts, score, reduced score)
External Links Reference at the Swedish Musical Heritage website

Misc. Comments

Overture published by Traeg in an arrangement during the 18th century. WorldCat = RISM A/I K 1914; KK 1914 (Traeg plate 178.) Libretto published in 1799 (and digitized, in the present day, by a libretto-distributing project @ BSB-Munich online.)