Bach’s Coffee Cantata - September 29th
“Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht” (Be still, stop chattering), BWV 211, also known as the Coffee Cantata, is a secular cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed it probably between 1732 and 1735. Although classified as a cantata, it is essentially a miniature comic opera. In a satirical commentary, the cantata amusingly tells of an addiction to coffee.
Scot Crandal, tenor – The Narrator
Zachary Lenox, baritone – Schlendrian (Stick in the Mud)
Jocelyn Claire Thomas, soprano – Lieschen (His Daughter)
Michael Barnes, pianist