Joseph Martin Kraus

Joseph Martin Kraus
Short Name: Joseph Martin Kraus
Full Name: Kraus, Joseph Martin, 1756-1792
Birth Year: 1756
Death Year: 1792

Joseph Martin Kraus (b. Miltenberg am Main, Germany, 1756; d. Stockholm, Sweden, 1792) spent his youth in Germany, but in 1778 moved to Stockholm. He was elected to the Swedish Academy of Music and became the conductor of the court orchestra and eventually the best-known composer associated with the court of Gustavus III. On his travels, Kraus did meet Franz Joseph Haydn, who considered Kraus “one of the greatest geniuses I have met.” Kraus wrote operas as well as many vocal and instrumental works.

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