PDQ Bach Journal Articles

PDQ Bach Journal Articles


appear in the following publications

"Few forgotten composers of the past deserve their oblivion as richly as does PDQ Bach."
- Newell Jenkins (in an ad for the first PDQ Bach Concert in New York)
  • New York Times (hereinafter referred to as NYT)
    April 26, 1965 pg 39: PDQ Bach (1807-1742) Wins His Due at Last (The first review)
  • NYT December 11, 1966 Section 2 pg. 15: 'You and L.A. Will Love Each Other' - article by Peter Schickele
  • NYT December 28, 1972 pg 39: 1st Annual Farewell From PDQ Bach Attracts the Young
  • Christian Science Monitor August 16, 1976 pgs 14-15: Peter Schickele, zany perpetrator of PDQ Bach
  • National Review Oct 29 1976 pg 1191-92: Son of a Bach by Harvey E. Phillips (review of Definitive Biography)
  • NYT Dec 25 1977
  • NYT December 28, 1979 pg. C 8: PDQ Bach's 'Liebeslieder Polkas' Is Unearthed
  • Variety Jan 23 1980
  • High Fidelity/Musical America (hereinafter referred to as HiFi)
    April 1980 pgs 76-77 : PDQ Bach and Peter Schickele by Lawrence Widdoes. A nice article with illustration by the man responsible for the manuscripts in Definitive Biography
  • Stereo Review May 1980
  • NYT Dec 27, 1982 pg C11 : New PDQ Bach Finds to Be Played
  • NYT Dec 30, 1982 : Concert: PDQ Bach by Bernard Holland
  • Clavier no. 4 1983
  • Chamber Musicno. 2 1984
  • HiFi Aug 1984
  • Opera News Nov 1984
  • NYT Dec 25, 1984 pg 19 : 20 Years of Mayhem by PDQ Bach
  • NYT Dec 30, 1984
  • ASCAPFall 1984
  • NYT Dec 26, 1985 pg C13 : Rise and Fall of Musical Humorists
  • NYT Dec 27, 1985 pg C3 : The Inciteful Music of PDQ Bach Returns
  • NYT Dec 29, 1985
  • NYT Dec 26, 1986 pg C3 : The Antics of Schickele And Borge
  • NYT May 17, 1987
  • NYT Dec 25, 1987 pg C3 : Surprises for Fans of PDQ Bach
  • NYT Dec 28, 1987 pg C18 : Concert:PDQ Bach Plays Carnegie Hall
  • American Record Guide Fall 1987
  • NYT May 9, 1988
  • NYT Aug 28, 1988
  • NYT Dec 26, 1988 pg 21 : Schickele, Unrepentant, Unearths More of PDQ
  • NYT Dec 29, 1988 pg C11 : Loony Tunes, with PDQ Bach
  • NYT Dec 25, 1989 pg 49 : On, No! Still More (Quite a Bit More!) From PDQ Bach
  • Smithsonian Feb 1990
  • NYT May 13, 1990
  • NYT Dec 25, 1990 pg 24 : PDQ Bach's Enduring Talent in Decomposing
  • NYT Dec 29, 1990 : Works of PDQ Explore Rap and Freudian Subtleties
  • Sydney Morning Herald - Sept 3, 1990 : pg 12
  • NYT date misplaced : PDQ Bach Says Goodbye but It's a Come-On
  • NYT Dec 1, 1991 : He Got Nowhere With Ava Gardner
    Review of "No Minor Chords : My Days in Hollywood" by Andre Previn.
    Review by Peter Schickele
  • NYT Dec 28, 1991 : PDQ Bach is Back, In Annual Farewell
  • NYT Jan 2, 1992 : What's a New Year's Eve Without Party Animals?
  • NYT Jan 19, 1992 pg 27: PDQ Bach: The Big Joke May Be on Us
  • NYT May 23, 1992 pg 18: Classical Music in Review: Music by Peter Schickele, Merlin Concert Hall Review
  • NYT Dec 26, 1992 pg 11: To the Barricades! MOre PDQ Bach Disinterred
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Feb 2, 1993 Key to Musical Humor? Playing along by James Wierzbicki
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch 10 May 1993 Schickele disappoints, then pleases by John Huxhold
  • Newsday 25 May 1993 Schickele tickles the OSO by Peter Goodman
  • NYT Dec 27, 1993 pgs C11 & C15: Intrepid Emanuel Ax Tests Waters Of a New-Found PDQ Masterwork
  • Newsday Dec 27, 1993 Peter Schickele traps a real Pianist Emmanuel Ax (Bachanalia) by Peter Goodman
  • NYT Dec 29, 1993 pg C19: More From the Black Sheep of the Bach Family
  • Piano and Keyboards Nov-Dec. 1994 n171:35 article by JM Keller Don't touch that dial (composers donate premieres to hinder sale of WNYC)
  • Choral J 34:13 n6 1994 Headliners-Eastern Division
  • Newsday Dec 28, 1994 Reloading the PDQ Canon by Tim Page
  • NYTDec 28, 1994 pg C11: Notes of Nuttiness Instrumental to PDQ Bach
  • Piano Today 15:75-7 n3 1995 Meet PDQ Bach's father
  • NYT Dec 25, 1995 pg 19: Hark! That Other Bach Returns To Wreak Havoc on 57th Street
  • Newsday Dec 27, 1995 Three Nights of Classical Laugher by Jusrin Davidson
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune Feb 24, 1996 Peter Schickele works assure levity in substantial Warland Singers evening by Michael Anthony
  • NYT Dec 30, 1995 pg 12: Bad Puns, Loud Hissing And Booing. The Usual
  • SYM MAG 47:43 n5 1996 1996-97 premieres
  • The Record 20 Dec 1996 Sing along with the Okay Chorale by Barbara Hoffman
  • NYT Dec 28, 1996 pg 11: MOre PDQ Is Dug Up And Imprudently Played to General Tittering
  • The Record Bergen County,NJ 18 April 1997 Strictly Schickele by Jim Beckerman
  • SYM MAG 48:66 n5 1997 1997-98 premieres
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch 30 June, 1997 PDQ Bach's alter ego plays the loop by Lisa Fox
  • Dallas Morning News Oct 1, 1997 Schickele tickles the funny bone with wit, silliness by Olin Chism
  • NYT Dec 21, 1997 pg 32: Still Snipping Buttons Off All the Stuffed Shirts
  • NYT Dec 29, 1997 pg E5: Dido Spins in Earth As PDQ Leers
  • NYT November 1, 1998 Section 2 pg 37: Not Always a Clown, Schickele Shows a Serious Side
  • NYT November 9, 1998 Section E pg 6: The Brass of Broadway From All Over the World
  • NYT December 29, 1998 Section E pg 2: A Fun House Mirror That's So Close to the Real Thing
  • NYT January 8, 1999 Section E pg 45:A Frolic with Flutes
  • American Record Guide Vol 62 Issue 2 March 1999 pg 207-208 : Review of 'Hornsmoke'
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune Jan 16, 2000 Schickele mixes it up with eclectic albums by Allan Kozinn
  • The Arizona Republic Feb 10, 2000 Schickele get serious on Lark Tour by Kenneth LaFave
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