1712 Overture
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P.D.Q. Bach:  1712 Overture and Other Musical Assaults (Telarc CD-80210 CS-30210):  Works for really big orchestra and some not quite so big ensembles, plus unique on-location introductions, spoken on the very historical spots where the actual history happened.

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Performers:

bullet Professor Peter Schickele, conductor, narrator, pianist, devious instrumentalist and intellectual guide
bulletThe Greater Hoople Area Off-Season Philharmonic, Walter Bruno, conductor
bulletI Virtuosi di Hoople
 

Track Listing

[1]  Introduction

[2]  1712 Overture, S. 1712 (P.D.Q. Bach)  

[3]  Introduction

[4]  Bach Portrait (Prof. Schickele)

[5]  Introduction

[6]  Capriccio La Pucelle de New Orleans (The Maid of New Orleans), S. under 18 (P.D.Q. Bach)

[7]  Introduction

[8]  Minuet Militaire, S. 1A (P.D.Q. Bach) 

[9]  Introduction

[10]  Prelude to Einstein on the Fritz,  S. e=mt2 (P.D.Q. Bach)

[11]  Introduction

The Preachers of Crimetheus Ballet in One Selfless Act, S. 988 (P.D.Q. Bach)

[12]  I.  Prologue (Bottomless Sorrow;  Topless Gaiety)

[13]  II.  The Lamentations of Jerry Maja

[14]  III.  Finale:  Special Deliverance

 

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Audio Samples

Listen to P.D.Q. Bach:  1712 Overture and Other Musical Assaults:  The Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version.  This Condensed Version gives you the intangible essence of the original recording in one small, easy-to-swallow capsule summary. The hyper folks at Hearer’s Digest have created this sample by slicing, dicing, and splicing, until it somewhat resembles excerpts of the original recording that are “severely truncated, but shorter.”

P.D.Q. Bach:  1712 Overture and Other Musical Assaults:  The Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version

This Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version is made of excerpts from the following:  Introduction—Bach Portrait—Introduction—The Lamentations of Jerry Maja and Prologue from The Preachers of Crimetheus—Introduction—Prelude to Einstein on the Fritz—Introduction—1712 Overture—Introduction—Capriccio La Pucelle de New Orleans—Introduction—Minuet Militaire.

Audio Samples can be played using the free RealAudio player. 

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