Peter Schickele: A Bio-Bibliography

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Covers the life and works of classical music composer, Peter Schickele, who is probably best known for his humorous alter ego, P.D.Q. Bach. Schickele has walked the line between a professional composer and musical satirist for over 35 years, and his compositions have reached into virtually every genre of music from jazz to rock to folk to movie music and to classical. The major influences in his career include his love of the theater, Spike Jones, and a philosophy that no genre of music is inherently inferior. ...

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Overview

Covers the life and works of classical music composer, Peter Schickele, who is probably best known for his humorous alter ego, P.D.Q. Bach. Schickele has walked the line between a professional composer and musical satirist for over 35 years, and his compositions have reached into virtually every genre of music from jazz to rock to folk to movie music and to classical. The major influences in his career include his love of the theater, Spike Jones, and a philosophy that no genre of music is inherently inferior. Schickele was consulted during the compilation of this volume, therefore, much of the date and premier information comes from his own resources.

This volume contains a brief biography of Peter Schickele and a detailed list of his Works and Performances, a discography, a bibliography, an alphabetical index, a chronology, and a name index. Scholars who study humor in music and 21st century American composers will now have a comprehensive sourcebook on Peter Schickele and his works.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313320705
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004
  • Series: Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

TAMMY RAVAS is Assistant Music Librarian at the University of Houston.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgements xv
Biography 1
Childhood and Early Influences 2
Swarthmore College and the Juilliard School 4
Working Composer and Teacher 6
Beginnings of the P.D.Q. Bach Concerts 6
Composer and Musical Comedian-Maintaining a Balance 10
P.D.Q. Bach-Later Effects 11
Schickele Mix 13
Schickele Today 14
In Conclusion 15
Endnotes 16
Works and Performances 21
Piano 21
Piano Left-Hand 26
Piano Four-Hands 27
Piano Six Hands 28
Multiple Keyboard Instruments 29
Organ 29
Violin and Piano 31
Solo Violoncello 32
Violoncello and Piano 33
Contrabass and Keyboard 34
Flute and Piano 34
Oboe and Piano 35
Clarinet and Piano 36
Bassoon and Piano 36
Horn and Piano 37
Trumpet and Piano 37
String Duets 37
String Trios 38
String Quartets 39
String Quartet and Piano Four-Hands 42
String Quintet 43
String Quartet and Piano 43
String Sextets 44
String Septets 45
Wind Duos 45
Wind Trios 46
Wind Quartets 47
Wind Quintet 49
Wind Sextets 49
Wind Octets 50
Wind Nonets 50
Wind Duo and Piano 51
Brass Quintets 52
Brass Sextets 54
Brass Septets 55
Brass Quintet and Piano 55
Duos 55
Trios 56
Quartets 58
Quintets 58
Sextets 59
Septets 60
Octets 61
Mixed Ensembles 61
Orchestra 63
String Orchestra 72
Band 73
Jazz Band 75
Piano and Orchestra 76
Violin and Orchestra 77
Flute and Orchestra 78
Oboe and Orchestra 78
Bassoon and Orchestra 78
French Horn and Orchestra 79
Chamber Group and Orchestra 79
Narrator and Orchestra 82
Solo Voice 84
Voice and Keyboard 84
Voice and Chamber Accompaniment 85
Voice and Orchestra 90
Vocal Duos 93
Vocal Duo and Keyboard 94
Miscellaneous Vocals and Chamber Ensemble 94
Chorus A Cappella 95
Chorus and Keyboard 98
Chorus and Chamber Ensemble 100
Chorus and Orchestra 103
Female Chorus A Cappella 104
Female Chorus and Keyboard 105
Male Chorus A Cappella 105
Male Chorus and Keyboard 106
Rounds 107
Opera 108
Musical Theatre 110
Film Music 112
Television Shows 114
Ballet 114
Popular Songs 115
Discography 129
Recordings of Peter Schickele's Music 129
1960-1969 129
1970-1979 131
1980-1989 133
1990-1999 135
Recordings of P.D.Q. Bach's Music 140
1960-1969 140
1970-1979 141
1980-1989 142
1990-1999 145
Bibliography 149
Literature by Peter Schickele 149
General Literature about Peter Schickele 151
General Literature about P.D.Q. Bach 156
Concert Information for Peter Schickele's Music 160
Concert Information for P.D.Q. Bach Music 162
Performance Reviews of Peter Schickele 163
Performance Reviews of P.D.Q. Bach 169
Music Reviews of Peter Schickele 176
Music Reviews of P.D.Q. Bach 178
Recording Reviews of Peter Schickele 179
Recording Reviews of P.D.Q. Bach 181
Other Materials about Peter Schickele and P.D.Q. Bach 182
Appendix I 185
Alphabetical Title Index of Peter Schickele's Works 185
Alphabetical Title Index of P.D.Q Bach's Works 199
Appendix II 205
Chronology of Peter Schickele and P.D.Q. Bach's Works 205
Name Index 223
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