Peter Schickele

Johann Peter Schickele

Also known as P. Schickele, P. Shickele, Peter Schickele And His Orchestra, Peter Schickerle, Peter Shikele, Prof. Peter Schickele, Prof. Schickele, Prof. Schikele, Professor Peter Schickele, Professor Peter Schickrlr, Professor Schickele, Schickele
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.schickele.com/

Discography of Peter Schickele:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 An Evening With P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)? 18 Audio 1987 Vanguard Everyman Classics
2 Silent Running Original Soundtrack Album 12 Audio 1971 MCA Records
3 The Wurst Of P.D.Q. Bach 20 Audio 1971 Vanguard
4 The Open Window 10 Audio 1969 Vanguard
5 Silent Running-Soundtrack 12 Audio
6 Silent Running-Soundtrack 12 Audio 1972
7 Peter Schickele Presenting P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)? Chamber Orchestra Under The Direction Of Jorge Mester 14 Audio Vanguard
8 An Hysteric Return P.D.Q. Bach At Carnegie Hall 3 Audio 1966 Vanguard
9 The Open Window 10 Audio 1969 Vanguard
10 Sneaky Pete & The Wolf - Carnival Of The Animals 17 Audio 1993 Telarc Records
11 Silent Running Original Soundtrack Album 12 Audio 1978 Varèse Sarabande
12 A Year In The Catskills 24 Audio 2011 Naxos
13 The Wurst Of P.D.Q. Bach 7 Audio 1987 Vanguard
14 Pop Classics - Silent Running - Soundtrack 12 Audio 1972 MCA Records
15 Gulfstream (American Chamber Music) 11 Audio 2011 Naxos
16 Good-Time Ticket 12 Audio 1969 Vanguard
17 Silent Running Original Soundtrack Album 12 Audio 1978 Varèse Sarabande
18 Pentangle For Horn / Elegy / Vigil 9 Audio 1980 First Edition Records
19 The Open Window 10 Audio 1969 Vanguard
20 Good-Time Ticket 12 Audio 1969 Vanguard
21 The Wurst Of P.D.Q. Bach, Vol. 1 6 Audio 1981 Vanguard Mid-Line
22 Silent Running Original Soundtrack Album 12 Audio 1978 Varèse Sarabande


Born July 17, 1935 in Ames, Iowa.

Schickele graduated from the Juilliard School with an M.S. in musical composition. He is most famous for his alter-ego composer '[a=P.D.Q. Bach]'. He performs under the name 'Very Full Professor Peter Schickele', who allegedly is a tenured professor is musicology and 'musical pathology' at 'University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople'.

In reality an accomplished composer, arranger and bassoonist, he is best known for his work as PDQ Bach, and for creating such whimsical instruments as the 'Hardart' (a variety of tone-generating devices mounted on the frame of an Automat (a coin-operated food dispenser)), the dill piccolo (for playing sour notes), the left-handed sewer flute, the tromboon, the lasso d'amore, the double-reed slide music stand, the tuba mirum (a flexible tube filled with wine), and the pastaphone (an uncooked tube of manicotti pasta played as a horn).


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