Kellner, Johann Christoph


Son of Johann Peter Kellner, an organist, and a quite voluminous composer. He studied first with his father, and later with the famous Benda at Gotha. In 1785 he had produced fifteen operas of harpsichord music; besides a number of organpieces; and several passions and cantatas for the church. At the time of his death he was living at Mannheim, where he held the position of Court musician. His best known works are a book on thorough-bass, and an opera, Die Schadenfreude.