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Peter Schickele

(b. 1935)


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(b Ames, Iowa, 1935).

Amer. composer. Taught at Juilliard Sch. Wrote film scores, songs for Joan Baez, and formed chamber‐rock group, 1967–70. Works incl. The Civilian Barber, orch. (1953); A Zoo Called Earth (1970); The Birth of Christ, ch. (1960); Bestiary (1982); 5 str. qts. (1983–98); 3 pf. sonatinas; 4 Rags (1972); str. trio (1960); concs for fl. (1990), ob. (1994), chamber orch. (1998), bn. (1999), vc. (2000), ob. & vn. (2001); Elegy, str. (1992); Folk Song Set, chamber orch. (2002); 2 syms. (1995, 2001). Has written series of humorous works under pseudonym ‘P. D. Q. Bach’, incl. operas The Stoned Guest, The Abduction of Figaro (1984), and Oedipus Tex (1990).

Subjects: Music.


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