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The Intimate P.D.Q. Bach
P.D.Q. [pseudonym of Peter Schickele] Bach, John Ferrante, David Oei
The Intimate P.D.Q. Bach
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: P.D.Q. [pseudonym of Peter Schickele] Bach, John Ferrante, David Oei, John Nelson
Title: The Intimate P.D.Q. Bach
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Release Date: 1/25/1990
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Vocal Pop, Chamber Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 015707433525, 015707933520

CD Reviews

John A Lee III | San Antonio, TX | 07/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Peter Shickele has made a career out of lampooning classical music. On numerous albums, he has "performed" the works of P.D.Q. Bach, the mythical lost son of J.S. Bach. What all of his pieces have in common is that they take a perfectly good piece of classical music and make a complete mockery out of it, usually with hilarious results. This album is no exception

"Hansel and Gretel and Ted and Alice" is billed as an opera in one unnatural act. It is silly and irreverent. It is also fun.

"The O.K. Chorale" is a lampoon of "The Sheep May Safely Graze" with "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" and others thrown in for comic effect. It is played on "calliope".

"Erotica Variations" is lifted from Beethoven's "Heroica". It features some rather obscure instruments that, hopefully, will not have anything else written for them.

"The Art of the Ground Round" is one of my all time favorites. It is a series of rounds or canons. As the voices start to overlap, a completely new set of lyrics appears.

These "compositions" may offend serious music lovers. For any one with a sense of humor about pretentious music it is a must.
This is a must hear for all classical (non)aficionados
John A Lee III | 11/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Prof. Peter Schickele does it again. His uncanny genious in twisting classical music to something totally other is masterfully showcased in this wonderful album. You don't even have to like classical. It's funny in it's own right. But even teens like me think this is a riot."
A must have for PDQ Bach fans
Wayne Day | Missouri | 02/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is definately my favorite of all the PDQ Bach recordings. A classic (pardon the pun) that will have even those of you who are not particularly fond of classical music, wanting more. The "Art of the Ground Round" is brilliant as well as the opereta "Hansel and Gretal and Ted and Alice""