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Cancelled: Concerto Copenhagen

Bach: Opera Composer in Disguise
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:30 PM Zankel Hall
Concerto Copenhagen by Francesco Galli
Bach never wrote an opera, but many of his cantatas—vocal works with instrumental accompaniment—come close. The comic “Coffee Cantata” tells the story of a coffee-obsessed young woman and her grouchy papa. Both characters are vividly depicted, the pedantic father with a repetitive bass line and the daughter with sweet melodies. Bach’s sacred cantatas are highly dramatic, and the spiritual dialogue of “Selig ist der Mann” (“Blessed is the man”) has operatic intensity.

Part of: Baroque Unlimited


Concerto Copenhagen
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Artistic Director and Harpsichord
Joanne Lunn, Soprano
Karim Sulayman, Tenor
Peter Harvey, Baritone



Orchestral Suite No. 4

Cantata No. 57: "Selig ist der Mann"

Sinfonia in D Major, BWV 1045

Cantata No. 211: "Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht" ("Coffee Cantata")

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