Not all of Bach’s Cantatas were written for Sunday service. Here is a pair of humorous offerings performed with great charisma by the husband-wife duo of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Julia Varady.
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Cantata ‘Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht’ BWV 211 ‘Coffee Cantata’
Cantata ‘Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet’, BWV 212 ‘Peasant Cantata’
Julia Varady, soprano
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, tenor
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
‘Spirited, infectious, exuberant performances’ ClassicsToday.com