Sunday, August 4, 2013

J.S. Bach's Schweigt Stille, Plaudert Nicht, Performed by Anne Grimm, Lothar Odinius, Klaus Mertens, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Directed by Ton Koopman

The Coffee Cantata! "Johann Sebastian Bach loved coffee, before coffee houses were cool," begins Frank Weathers' exegesis of the above, which "lampoons the coffee naysayers in Liepzig, circa 1732-34, who were sure coffee was a hellish brew, drinkers of which should be watched carefully for signs of wackiness ala the well meaning folks that brought us Reefer Madness" — J. S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata (Music for Mondays). Yes, definitely for Mondays.

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