Johann Balthasar König

Johann Balthasar König (baptised 28 January 1691 – buried 2 April 1758) was a German Baroque composer, especially of hymn melodies, having published a hymnal with 1,913 melodies. He was the church musician at Frankfurt's main Protestant church, the Katharinenkirche, and the town's Kapellmeister. He was also closely associated with Georg Philipp Telemann.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1691 (Waltershausen), Died January 1st, 1758 (Frankfurt am Main)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 664ae 10-in. Sept. 1909 Jesu din søde forening at smage Carl Hagman Male vocal solo composer  


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