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König, Johann Balthasarlocked

  • Dorothea Schröder

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(b Waltershausen, nr Gotha, bap. Jan 28, 1691; d Frankfurt, bur. April 2, 1758). German composer . As a boy he joined the Stadtkapelle in Frankfurt, singing first under the direction of G.C. Strattner. When Telemann succeeded the latter in 1712 König began to work for him as a copyist and also learnt to imitate his style; presumably he took lessons with him. In ...

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Marburg, Westdeutsche Bibliothek [in D-Bsb]
Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart