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Peter Schickele

Peter Schickele is a renowned American composer. Inspired by the music of Spike Jones, as a young teenager, he also studied composition and music history at Juilliard. After graduating from Juilliard he asked himself what in the world he was going to do with a PhD in music history, and proceeded to rewrite it (history, that is) by discovering ... See full bio »

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Silent Running
Silent Running Composer
Abduction of Figaro
Fantasia 2000
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 2006 P.D.Q. Bach in Houston: We Have a Problem (Video) (as P.D.Q. Bach, original music by)
 2002 'Silent Running': By Director Douglas Trumbull (Video documentary short)
 2002 Douglas Trumbull: Then and Now (Video short)
 1984 Abduction of Figaro (as P.D.Q. Bach, original music by)
 1973 Where the Wild Things Are (Short) (1988 version)
 1972 Oh! Calcutta!
 1967 Funnyman
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(radio show on Public Radio International) See more »

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Alternate Names:

P.D.Q. Bach | Professor Peter Schickele

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In general, the dance music of P.D.Q. Bach, although we have no documentary evidence of this, suggests that one of his legs was shorter than the other. See more »


Brother of David Schickele. See more »


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