In 1729, Bach was in charge of the Leipziger Collegium Musicum. With this urban music group of students and professional musicians, founded by Georg Philipp Telemann, Bach gave concerts every Friday evening at the Zimmermannsche Kaffeehaus. Gottfried Zimmermann, the owner of the fashionable coffee house, did not ask the musicians for rent and the public had free access. He got enough out of the costs of selling coffee. Bach performed his KaffeeKantate here as well as his Violin Concerts and pieces by fellow composers Händel and Telemann.This colorful music selection has been brought together in Café Zimmermann.
Vioolconcert in A groot, BWV 1041- Amore Traditore, BWV 203 - Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht - ‘Kaffee-Kantate’, BWV 211
Armida Abbandonata, HWV 105
Delen uit Nouveaux Quatuors
violin and lead
Dana van Leeuwen