The perpetrator of P.D.Q. Bach reveals another side of his musical personality, offering a casual evening of original songs about his wife, kids, cats, friends, vain attempts to lose weight, life on the road and sundry other subjects, serious and comic.  Drawing inspiration from the works of Franz Schubert and the Everly Brothers, among others, Mr. Schickele has been writing songs since the 1950’s. His settings of famous Shakespeare speeches to 1950’s-style rock ‘n’ roll music must be heard to be believed.  Mr. Schickele and tenor David Düsing perform a selection of songs with Mr. Schickele at the piano, introducing them as he goes along

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Here is an excerpt from a review describing the Peter Schickele Cabaret Song Program:


Schickele is “...a skilled, witty composer whose songs embody his sense of humor, even when they are settings of something as seemingly straightforward as Shakespeare texts.” 

— Alan Kozinn, New York Times