FULL Coffee-Cantata (J.S.Bach) Bogota 2021 Cornelia Horak, Andres Silva, Stephan Heinemann
Information on the Performance
- Work Title: Coffee-Cantata or Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (BWV 211), aka Kaffeekantate
- Composer: Bach Johann Sebastian
- Libretto: Christian Friedrich Henrici, known as Picander
- Venue & Opera Company: Teatro Mayor, Bogota, Colombia
- Recorded: November 13, 2021
- Type: Concert Live
- Singers: Cornelia Horak, Andres Silva, Stephan Heinemann
- Conductor: Leyla Schayegh
- Orchestra: Ensamble Barroco de Bogotá
- Stage Director:
- Costume Designer:
Information about the Recording
- Published by: teatromayor
- Date Published: 2023
- Format: Streaming
- Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
- Subtitles: yessubs, essubs
- Video Recording from: teatromayor     FULL VIDEO
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE
Quote from Wikipedai
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 (or rather dependence on) coffee.
Bach regularly directed a musical ensemble based at Zimmermann’s coffee house called a collegium musicum, founded by Georg Philipp Telemann in 1702. The libretto suggests that some people in eighteenth-century Germany viewed coffee drinking as a bad habit. However, the work is likely to have been first performed at the coffee house in Leipzig.
The cantata’s libretto (written by Christian Friedrich Henrici, known as Picander), features lines like “If I couldn’t, three times a day, be allowed to drink my little cup of coffee, in my anguish I will turn into a shriveled-up roast goat”.
Bach wrote no operas: the cantata was written for concert performance, but is frequently performed today fully staged with costumes.