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Peter Schickele turns 80 today

Posted on 07/17/2015 7:41:09 AM PDT by Borges

Best known for works like...

The Abduction of Figaro
Canine Cantata: "Wachet Arf!" (S. K9),
Good King Kong Looked Out, the Trite Quintet (S. 6 of 1),
"O Little Town of Hackensack",
A Little Nightmare Music,
The cantata 'Iphigenia in Brooklyn',
The Art of The Ground Round (S. $1.19/lb.),
Blaues Grasse (The Bluegrass Cantata),
the dramatic oratorio Oedipus Tex, featuring the "O.K. Chorale".


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1 posted on 07/17/2015 7:41:09 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

A guy with a lot of talent and a sense of humor to match. Happy 80th!


2 posted on 07/17/2015 7:46:15 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Borges
Nelly is a nice girl, but....

Got to see Schickele perform live in the '80's. It was a riot. He even had "groupies" who came dressed in medieval garb.

3 posted on 07/17/2015 7:49:55 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (#KohlsCurve = Reaganomics Illustrated)
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To: Borges

Old Man Schickele’s boy?


4 posted on 07/17/2015 7:51:37 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Mygirlsmom
I've seen Schickele perform on TV several times. He has to be very talented in playing real classical music to pull off the parodies he's done over the years.
5 posted on 07/17/2015 7:51:48 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Mygirlsmom
The Unbegun Symphony
6 posted on 07/17/2015 7:51:55 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Honor the Commandments because they're not suggestions; stop gambling on forgiveness.)
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To: Borges

The “father” of P.D.Q. Bach - “the oddest of Bach’s twenty odd children”.


7 posted on 07/17/2015 7:53:22 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (The night is far spent, the day is at hand.- Romans 13:12)
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To: Borges

I LOVE that guy!

Gotta wish him a Happy birthday, PDQ!


8 posted on 07/17/2015 7:53:32 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Borges
One of my favorite artists. Funny and brilliant.


Concerto for Piano vs. Orchestra
Hansel & Gretel & Ted & Alice, an opera in one unnatural act.

9 posted on 07/17/2015 7:56:39 AM PDT by Maceman
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Classical Ping


10 posted on 07/17/2015 7:57:56 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

I’m particularly fond of P. D. Q. Bach’s “Pervertimento for Bagpipes, Bicycles, and Balloons”.


11 posted on 07/17/2015 8:00:41 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Maceman

“That was the Toot Suite, from the O.K. Chorale, Schickele no. 212 degrees...”

His oratorio “The Seasonings”, Schickele no. 1/2 tsp...

Both the “Quodlibet” and “The Unbegun Symphony” are classic works for full orchestra.

Then some of the period instruments: the “Windbreaker”, the “Slide Windbreaker”, and the “Lasso D’Amore”, the latter originated by 18th Century Viennese cowboys.

Still have on VHS Prof. Schickele’s 2000 duo performance with Itzak Perlman & the Boston Pops. Priceless.


12 posted on 07/17/2015 8:07:23 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Loud Mime
The Unbegun Symphony

Which I believe was originally titled by his friends as "The Pathetic Symphony". But then he got a new group of friends and they titled it "The Unbegun Symphony".

13 posted on 07/17/2015 8:08:24 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Borges

The classic play by play of Beethoven’s 5th symphony.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0vHpeUO5mw

Bwaaa Haaaa Haaa

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


14 posted on 07/17/2015 8:08:49 AM PDT by alfa6
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To: Borges

It does take an unsurprisingly large amount of talent and skill to successfully bring humor into areas like classical music. I have a comedy section in my collection with several of ‘Professor’ Schickele’s albums along with Anna Russell’s Wagner parody and some of Victor Borge as well.

I remember being entertained by Mr Schickele at a performance in a fine old 1920s movie palace, where if memory serves, he first appeared on stage by descending a rope. Money well spent by the memories this post reminds me of!


15 posted on 07/17/2015 8:35:31 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: alfa6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikrQkYBII54

‘My Bonnie Lass - She Smelleth’


16 posted on 07/17/2015 8:38:20 AM PDT by CTyank
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To: Borges

“... only he who is running knows...”


17 posted on 07/17/2015 8:39:25 AM PDT by CTyank
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To: Borges
Many thanks to all who posted links. Gee, I haven't heard his works for years. Certain Chicago FM classic radio stations used to play his parodies occasionally in the olden days.....and I really enjoyed listening.

Alas, I moved from Illinois to the Sunshine State and the lone FM classical station in my Florida area went out of business and now I'm bereft of my portable radio pleasures at home from room to room, at the beach...and on my car radio.

Leni

18 posted on 07/17/2015 8:58:50 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Boycott Aug-Nov-All movie houses,Macys,everything Disney.See MinuteGal posts in "search" 4 details)
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To: MinuteGal

You can still hear WFMT in Chicago online. :)


19 posted on 07/17/2015 9:13:59 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges; Slings and Arrows

My mom dragged me to one of his concerts back when I was in High School.

By the time the final curtain came down my mom was a great mom again. I loved the concert.

I had such a good time. He had a song with a slide whistle that made me laugh.


20 posted on 07/17/2015 9:18:59 AM PDT by Gefn (Books, ice cream, FRiends,, Free Republic, and kitties. Things I'm grateful for.)
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