He composed it probably between and Although classified as a cantata, it is essentially a miniature comic opera. In a satirical commentary, the cantata amusingly tells of an addiction to coffee. Bach regularly directed a musical ensemble based at Zimmermann's coffee house called a collegium musicumfounded by Georg Philipp Telemann in 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 Hans-Joachim Rotzsch performed at the coffee house in Leipzig.
The cantata's libretto written by Christian Friedrich Henriciknown as Picanderfeatures 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. The orchestra consists of flauto traversotwo violins obbligatoviolacembalo and basso continuo. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht BWV Secular cantata by Plaudert Nicht BWV 211 - Johann Sebastian Bach / Adele Stolte. Secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, Trompeten! Bach cantata List of Bach cantatas.
Schlendrian starts Hans-Joachim Rotzsch ultimatums to his daughter, threatening to take away her meals, clothes, and other pleasures. Lieschen doesn't seem to care. In this sung monologue, Schlendrian tries to figure out what his daughter's weak spot is, so she absolutely couldn't want to drink coffee Eight OClock - Patricia Wright, Jonathan Rees, Kathron Sturrock - Rebecca Clarke. Recitative: Nun folge, was dein Vater spricht!
Schlendrian threatens to prevent his daughter from marrying if she fails to give up coffee, Lieschen has a sudden change of heart. Lieschen thanks her father for offering to find her a husband, and vows to give up coffee if she can have a lover instead. Recitative: Nun geht und sucht der alte Schlendrian.
The narrator states that while Schlendrian goes out to find a husband for his daughter, Lieschen Plaudert Nicht BWV 211 - Johann Sebastian Bach / Adele Stolte tells potential suitors that they must let her drink her coffee if they care to marry her.
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