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  • PDQ Bach

    Anyone heard of PDQ Back?

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    Yes, I have. PDQ Bach is a pseudonym for Prof. Peter Schickle. I own a few CDs and a DVD of his opera "The Abduction of Figaro". I also own some music he put his own name on. If you are familiar with classical music his stuff is hilarious, if not it's a bit odd.

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      Re: PDQ Bach

      Schickle uses the pseudonym PDQ Bach (a spoof on its own of CPE Bach) when he wrote spoofs of others' music. He uses his own name on serious works of his own invention. He is a competent, if not great composer.

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      • #4
        Re: PDQ Bach

        P.S has a big N.P.R. presence.
        The art director ( for the school I do work for ) got permission to use an original piece of his music in dance productions.
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          Re: PDQ Bach

          Ha... seems like he's the 'Mel Brooks' of classical music.
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          • #6
            Re: PDQ Bach

            Anyone who is familiar with Philip Glass can appreciate the hilarity of "Prelude to Einstein on the Fritz"
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            • #7
              Re: PDQ Bach

              The Bluegrass Cantata is very cute and engaging, if you like Bach
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              • #8
                Re: PDQ Bach

                Peter Schickele was one of my favorites back in college. Some of it is just laugh out loud funny. I especially liked "The Short Tempered Clavier, Preludes and Fugues in all the Major and Minor Keys Except the Really Hard Ones," because we had to spend so much time with JS Bach (the real one) "Well Tempered Clavier." I used to love listening to his weekly radio show "Schickele Mix," and even did my own sort of version of it at the college radio station.
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                • #9
                  Re: PDQ Bach

                  I saw him live years ago in the college town where I live. It was reported to the audience that he was late and had been last seen in one of the campus bars. He appeared shortly after climbing down a rope from one of the balconies. I have a copy of P.D.Q. Bach - 1712 Overture and Other Musical Assaults and always thought the sound quality was pretty high. Fun stuff.

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                  • #10
                    Re: PDQ Bach

                    As a matter of fact, I have heard of him. I used to listen to this album all the time as a kid. Unfortunately, it has some scratches in it and I really don't have a quality turntable.

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                    • #11
                      Re: PDQ Bach

                      Ha... these are making me smile. I'm not a classical music connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination but the humor is easy to hear and appreciate.
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