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Joseph Martin Kraus: Short Profile

Joseph Martin Kraus: Short Profile

  • 13-digit ISBN: 978-184-379-270-3
  • Barcode: 9781843792703
  • Approximate length: 5,000 words
  • Formats: iPad/iPhone (enhanced)

Described by Haydn as one of only two musical geniuses he had met (the other was Mozart), Joseph Martin Kraus (1756–1792) is one of the finest and most original composers of the late eighteenth century. The last ten years of his life were spent largely in Stockholm at the glittering court of Gustav III. Like his close contemporary Mozart, Kraus was a man of the theatre and among the finest works of his maturity are his operas and ballets.

About the Author

A senior lecturer in Musicology at the University of Auckland, Dr Allan Badley is an internationally renowned specialist in late eighteenth-century Viennese music whose publications include several hundred scholarly editions of works by major contemporaries of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. He co-founded the Hong Kong-based publishing house Artaria Editions in 1995, which is now regarded as the leading specialist publisher in its field. His own editions have featured in over fifty critically acclaimed recordings on the Naxos label.