Bach, P

Bach, P. D. Q.

Period: Classic

Born: Saturday, March 31, 1742 in Leipzig, Germany

Died: Tuesday, May 5, 1807 in Baden-Baden-Baden, Germany

Nation of Origin: Germany

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Major Works:
Pervertimento for Bagpipes, Bicycle, and Balloons
The Stoned Guest, a half-act opera
Concerto for Piano versus Orchestra in Bb Major
Cantata: Iphigenia in Brooklyn

Other Information:
Fictional last (and least) child of the great J. S. Bach. The rarely-sober P. D. Q. Bach is an entertaining diversion from the serious study of classical music.

Composer Bibliography:
Schickele, Peter, The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)?, Random House, 1976, ISBN: 0394465369


General Bibliography:
Blume, Friedrich, with Norton, M. D. (Translator) and Norton, Herter (Translator), Classic and Romantic Music; A Comprehensive Survey, W. W. Norton & Company, November 1970, ISBN: 0393098680

Kennedy, Michael, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, 1997, ISBN: 0198691629

Rosen, Charles, The Classical Style : Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, W. W. Norton & Company, March 1997, ISBN: 0393040208

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2001, ISBN: 1561592390

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257


Links to essays at other sites:


The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven
by Charles Rosen

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Biographical essay from Wikipedia
Biography at the Presser site
Peter Schickele/P.D.Q. Bach site





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