Dramatic Cohesion in the Music of Joseph Martin Kraus From Sacred Music to Symphonic Form

Author: van Boer, Bertil
Year:1990
Pages:450
ISBN:0-88946-440-5
978-0-88946-440-7
Price:259.95
Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792), Kappellmeister to Gustavus III of Sweden, developed a unique style which embodied the application of Sturm und Drang principles to his works. The author seeks to prove how this style infiltrated many of Kraus's other musical endeavors, creating pieces that were favorably compared to Mozart's and were far ahead of their time in technique.