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C. P. E.? J. S.? P. D. Q.!

It’s a miserable Monday, is it not? Let’s all cheer up with some P. D. Q. Bach. I should probably do a post on him later, but for now I’ll just say, I had no idea other groups actually performed his music. Not that anyone should hesitate to sit down and jam with this:

I wish I had time to dig for an image of the piece where the staff completely twists around in the middle. Oh, yeah. Definitely doing a post on him at some point. I know I have the book somewhere.

Anyway, YouTube is replete with videos of ensembles performing P. D. Q.’s works, believe it or not. Here’s his Echo Sonata (For Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments). Indeed.

About Jenn

Despite being the former digital marketing intern at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jenn German does not like Mozart. Beethoven could've totally beaten him up. Also she has an arts management graduate degree from American University, but this changes nothing.


2 thoughts on “C. P. E.? J. S.? P. D. Q.!

  1. HA!

    A singer I know works for Peter Schickele as her “backup” job. She says that when he’s there she has trouble getting ANY work done… it’s not an act, exactly. He’s always that funny.

    Sounds like a dream job, doesn’t it?

    Posted by Gretchen Saathoff | March 22, 2010, 10:55 pm

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