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Can you guess this piece? Here's a hint: a Baroque “buzz”…

While this composer is better known for his sacred cantatas, he wrote several secular ones. The plot tells of a young lady hopelessly addicted to coffee. In despair her father threatens to prevent her from marrying unless she gives up the java. Coffee, first introduced to Europe in the seventeenth century through trade with the Muslim world, had made its way to Germany by the 1730s, and the propriety of its consumption had become a matter of some controversy. A popular place to socialize and drink this controversial beverage was Zimmerman’s.

Music Heard On This Episode

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Chocolate, Coffee, Tea
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Asheknazy, cond. — Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker; Glazunov: The Seasons (Polygram Records, 1992)
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Chocolate, Coffee, Tea
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Asheknazy, cond. — Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker; Glazunov: The Seasons (Polygram Records, 1992)
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Gioachino Rossini: Otello: What do I hear?
Juan Diego Flórez, t/Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano/Giuseppe Verdi Riccardo Chailly, cond. — Rossini Arias (Decca, 2002)
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Carl Orff: Carmina Burana: In the tavern
Sym Orch and Choir of Montreal/Mark Oswald, bar/Stanford Olsen, t/Charles Dutoit, cond. — Carmina Burana (Decca, 1997)
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Tom Waits: Egss and Sausage
Tom Waits — Nighthawks at the Diner (Elektra / Wea, 1990)
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Ottorino Respighi: Roman Festivals: Circuses
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Giuseppe Sinopoli, cond. — Pines of Rome; The Birds; Fountains of Rome (Telarc, 2002)
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Stephen Sondheim: A Little Priest
Angela Lansbury/Len Cariou — Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (RCA, 2007)
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Dizzy Gillespie: Salt Peanuts
Dizzy Gillespie — Salt Peanuts (Just a Memory, 2004)
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni: Champagne [Wine] Aria
Rodney Gilfy, Andrea Silvestrelli, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, soloists/Eng Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner, cond — Mozart Opera Highlights (Archiv, 1996)
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Erik Satie: Three Pieces in the Form of a Pear
Pascal Rogé and Jean-Philippe Collard, piano — 4 Handed Piano (Decca, 2000)
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Michael Giacchino: Dinner Rush; Main Titles
Studio Orchestra — Ratatouille (Walt Disney Records, 2007)
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Coffee Cantata: Fourth Movement
Ann Monoyios, s/John Ostendorf, b-bar/Amor Artis Chorale/Baroque Orch/Johannes Somary, cond. — The Coffee Cantata (Lyrichord Discs Inc., 1999)
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Peter Maxwell Davies: Her Dump; Nocturne; Her Rant
Mary Thomas, ms/The Fires of London — Ms Donnithorne's Maggot / 8 Songs for a Mad King (Unicorn, 1993)
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Alan Menken and Howard Ashman: Feed Me (Git It!)
Original Cast — Little Shop Of Horrors: Original Cast Album (Decca U.S., 1992)
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