Coffee Cantata

Johann Sebastian Bach

Coffee Cantata

BWV211 • “Schweiget stille, plaudert nicht”

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It is neither the lessons of the Lutheran faith nor the depth of his own spiritual beliefs that J.S. Bach explores in his 211th cantata, Schweige stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211; rather, it is a simple, earthly pleasure that had recently taken hold of European society, moving poets first to extoll and then, as in the c...