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Via Marc Cortez, I learned that today was International Coffee Day, and that Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a satirical cantata about coffee, “Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht.”
If you click through, Marc has 16 other things you may not have known about coffee!
A couple of other nicely done renditions of this cantata
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOaADFq9yOg (last 5 minutes, a trio)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC5KpmK6oOs (full 25 minutes)
If you don’t know about the coffee cantata, you may have also missed ‘So oft ich meine Tobackspfeife’, about one of Bach’s habits which isn’t so socially acceptable these days:
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