International Who's Who in Music and Musicians' Directory
in the Classical and Light Classical Fields
edited by David M.Cummings
Entry for Peter Schickele:
SCHICKELE Peter, b. 17 Jul 1935, Ames,IA, USA.
Musician. m. Susan Sindall, 1962, 1 son, 1 daughter. Education:
MS, Juilliard School of Music, 1960; BA, Swarthmore College, 1967.
Career: Composer of serious music as well as sole discoverer of works of highly figmental PDQ Bach, with public concerts of PDQ Bach's music from 1965. Compositions include:
Chamber Music:Elegies, 1974, Hansel and Gretel And Ted Anbd Alice, Howdy Symphony, Iphigenia in Brooklyn, The Abduction Of Figaro, Bestiary, 1982, Quarter, 1982, String Quartet No 1, 1983, String Quartet No 2, In Memorian, 1987, String Quartet No 3, The Four Seasons, 1988, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, 1990.
Recordings incldue: An Evening with PDQ bach; Report From Hoople:PDQ Bach On The Air; PDQ Bach's Half-Act Opera, The Stoned Guest; The Wurst of PDQ Bach; Portrait of PDQ Bach; Black Forest Bluegr\ass, Liebeslieder Polkas; A Little Nightmare Music; Silent Running; The Open Window; Music of Peter Schickele; 1712 Overture and Other Musical Assaults; Video: Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities; The Abduction of Figaro. Publication: The Definitive Biography of PDQ bach, 1976.
Hobbies: Solving and Making Crossword Puzzles; Cinema; Tennis
Current Management: Harold Shaw, Shaw Concerts Inc.
Address: c/o Shaw Concerts Inc, 1990, Broadway, Ney York, NY 10023, USA.