Peasant Cantata

Johann Sebastian Bach

Peasant Cantata

BWV212 • “Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet”

About this work...

Along with the Coffee Cantata (BWV 211), the Peasant Cantata reveals Bach's rich but little-known comedic vein. The occasion of its composition was the appointment in 1742 of the Leipzig chamberlain Carl Heinrich von Dieskau as Provost (ruler) of a number of villages in the immediate vicinity of Leipzig, where Bach was...