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Author: Peter Schickele
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In what is possibly the most unimportant piece of scholarship in over two thousand years, Professor Peter Schickele (University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople) has carefully crafted this long-ovedue[?] biography of history's most justifiably neglected composer, ripping the veil of obscurity from the most unusual composer in the history of music: P.D.Q. Bach, the last and unquestionably the least of the great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Humor
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schickele, Peter.
Definitive biography of P.D.Q. Bach, 1807-1742?
New York : Random House, ©1976
(OCoLC)637141587
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; P D Q Bach; P D Q Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; P D Q Bach
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Schickele
ISBN: 0394465369 9780394465364 0394734092 9780394734095
OCLC Number: 1694191
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Dedication --
Preface --
Preface to the English language edition --
Foreword --
Introduction --
Author's note --
Acknowledgements --
Table of Contents. --
I. P.D.Q. Bach's background : cause or effect?: 1. Early infancy (1742-1745) --
2. Late infancy (1745-1766) --
3. The lost years (1766-1777) --
4. The turning point (1777). --
II. The world of P.D.Q. Bach : a pictorial essay. --
III. Man or myth? : in search of P.D.Q. Bach. --
IV. "Such a horrid clang" : an annotated catalogue of the music of P.D.Q. Bach: 1. The initial plunge --
2. The soused period --
3. Contrition --
4. Undiscovered works. --
Appendices: A. A map of P.D.Q. Bach's travels --
B. A map of P.D.Q. Bach's public performances --
C. Charle's Burney's account of his visit to Wein-am-Rhein in 1788 --
D. Bibliography --
E. Analysis of the two-part contraption --
F. Discography --
G. Glossary of unusual instruments used by P.D.Q. Bach --
H. The Bach family tree. --
Index.
Responsibility: Professor Peter Schickele.

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In what is possibly the most unimportant piece of scholarship in over two thousand years, Professor Peter Schickele (University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople) has carefully crafted this long-ovedue[?] biography of history's most justifiably neglected composer, ripping the veil of obscurity from the most unusual composer in the history of music: P.D.Q. Bach, the last and unquestionably the least of the great Johann Sebastian Bach's many children.

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