Happy birthday, Peter Schickele


Peter Schickele is 75 today.

Peter Schickele, a.k.a. P. D. Q. Bach

Peter Schickele, born July 17, 1935

May he live to be a happy, robust, still-composing, still performing 135, at least.

Some people know him as a great disk jockey.  Some people know him as the singer of cabaret tunes.  Some people know and love him as a composer of music for symphony orchestra, or to accompany Where the Wild Things Are.

Peter Shickele, left, and P. D. Q. Bach, together, in happier times.

Peter Shickele, left, and P. D. Q. Bach, together, in earlier and, some say, happier times.

Then there are those happy masses who know him for his historical work, recovering the works of Johann Sebastian Bach’s final and most wayward child, P. D. Q. Bach.

Tip of the old bathtub-hardened conductor’s baton to Eric Koenig.

6 Responses to Happy birthday, Peter Schickele

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  3. Ed Darrell says:

    Thank you for the catch, Jim.

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  4. Jim says:

    Please check date in top picture caption. Perhaps that should be 1935.

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  5. Ellie says:

    Happy Birthday, indeed. One of my all time favorite radio programs was Schickele Mix. Although I fully understand why those shows can’t be released on discs, I still wish they could be, or that PBS would repeat them all, over and over, and over again.

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