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Johann Sebastian Bach's music lives on today thanks to his amazing catalogue of concertos, choral, organ and keyboard works - but what happened during his lifetime? Take a look at our top facts about the composer.
Though he was more famous for writing sacred pieces, the occasional secular gem showed Bach to be a humorous and inventive chap. Described as a mini comic opera, 'Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht' ('Be still, stop chattering') it concerns the characters' addiction to coffee and was most likely first performed in a Leipzig coffee house.
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