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P.D.Q. Bach: Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities
Scott Hogsed, Steven Kelly Jones, P.D.Q. [pseudonym of Peter Schickele] Bach
P.D.Q. Bach: Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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Hilarity in music
10/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Virtually every CD that Peter Schickele has put out under the name of PDQ Bach has been absolutely hilarious. This is one of his best albums - it will have you in stitches in no time flat."Oedipus Tex," the title piece, is a stunning parody of (of course) Sophocles "Oedipus Rex" - from the line "the gods are ticked off and now someone must pay" to the ending chorus of "the eyes of Texas are upon you" (set to the tune of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"), the piece is one of the funniest things I have ever heard."Classical Rap" - this track alone is worth the whole cost of the album. This "Yuppie" rap combines the stereotypes of rap music with Vivaldi and Bach, and has as its setting the upper West side of Manhattan."Knock Knock Cantata" - some of the worst jokes you'll ever hear set to some of the worst music you'll ever hear. The combination of text and setting is really hilarious - talk about form meeting content."Birthday Ode for Big Daddy Bach" - the more you know about music, the funnier this piece is.BUY THIS CD."
I am a PDQ junkie!
amelia duncan | Charlotte,NC USA | 08/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was my first PDQ recording and it has kept me coming back for more.My father who hates music even LOVES it!It does take a special musician or music lover to appreciate the genius of such a man as Peter Shickele. Being a musician, I have performed numerous PDQ works in the past and they are extremely difficult.Oedipus Tex is by far the most ingenious album created, in my belief, in as far as its contents and musical professionalism."
One of the great Classics!
Brandon Farmer | Richmond, Virginia United States | 08/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oedipus Tex & Other Choral Calamities is one of the must haves from PDQ Bach. This album has some of his best stuff on it including the title tracks and one of the funniest songs he has composed "classical rap" this is well worth one's time to check out."