Begräbniskantate für Gustav III

Joseph Martin Kraus

Begräbniskantate für Gustav III


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Composer Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792) attended the masked ball in the Stockholm Opera House on March 16, 1792, when Gustav III, an enlightened autocrat, a cultured king, and Kraus' patron and friend, was shot from behind by an assassin. When Gustav died a few days later, Kraus was commissioned to compose two works: ... read more