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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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Known For

Silent Running Composer
(1972)
Fantasia 2000 Music Department
(1999)
Oh! Calcutta! Composer
(1972)

Filmography

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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 The Abduction of Figaro by P.D.Q Bach (1807-1742)? (as P.D.Q. Bach, original music by)
 1975 Where the Wild Things Are (Short) (1988 version)
 1972 Oh! Calcutta!
 1967 Someday (Short)
 1967 Funnyman
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Personal Details

Other Works:

The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach (Random House) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »


Alternate Names:

P.D.Q. Bach | Professor Peter Schickele
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

His radio program, "Schickele Mix," has produced over 175 episodes. In 1993 it won both the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and the Gold Award for Programming Excellence from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In early 2005, there were no plans to produce additional new episodes due a shortage of funding. See more »

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Star Sign:

Cancer

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