Timeless composer P. D. Q. Bach (1807-1742?) was the twenty-first and last of Johann Sebastian Bach's twenty children. This "the last and by far the least" is the alter ego and brainchild of composer Peter Schickele. The music of P. D. Q. ranges from gentle satire to broad parody of all types of music, but emphasizes the classical repertoire. Representative works include Pervertimento for Bagpipes, Bicycle, and Balloons The Stoned Guest, a half-act opera, Concerto for Piano versus Orchestra in Bb Major and the cantata Iphigenia in Brooklyn.
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P.D.Q. Bach Bio
Official site of JSB's (possibly illegitimate or even counterfeit) twenty-first of his twenty children. Biography of one named "the most dangerous musician since Nero," purchase information (caveat emptor), concert and recording details, and links.
Bach, P. D. Q. (1807 - 1742), Germany
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and link to biographical essay from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
P. D. Q. Bach
Wikipedia article with summary, biography, musicography, works, and internal references to related topics.
PDQ Bach Memorial Library at the University of Southern North Bondi in Sydney
References and resources dedicated to the fictitious composer and his flesh-and-blood alter ego Peter Schickele.
PDQ Bach Tidbits
Page designed for a middle school includes explanation of some of the humor and annotated links.
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