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Bach: Kafee-Kantate - Anne Grimm (soprano); Els Bongers (soprano); Jaap ter Linden (cello); Klaus Mertens (bass); Paul Agnew (tenor);...
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  1. Cantata No. 211, "Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht" ("Coffee Cantata"), BWV 211 (BC G48)
  2. Cantata No. 212, "Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet" ("Peasant Cantata"), BWV 212 (BC G32)
  3. Cantata No. 203, "Amore Traditore," BWV 203 (BC G51) (doubtful)
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It sure doesn't sound like Johann Sebastian Bach -- this is lighthearted and laughing music of broad wit and human warmth -- and it sure doesn't sound like Ton Koopman -- this is goofy and giddy music-making with plenty of juice -- and yet it's both Bach and Koopman. Apparently even Bach had to lighten up sometimes -- how many cantatas with names like "My Heart Swims in Blood" and "I Stand with One Foot in the Grave" can anyone compose before they have to try something a bit more life affirming? And Koopman had to lighten ...

Bach: Kafee-Kantate 2007, Challenge Records

UPC: 608917228021