P.D.Q. Bach On The Air
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Report From Hoople:  P.D.Q. Bach On The Air  (Vanguard CD-79268, LP-79268):  From Radio Station WOOF at the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople, Professor Peter Schickele brings you the chamber music of P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742) on this week’s installment of Report From Hoople.  Includes the oft-requested Beethoven 5th Symphony Sportscast (New Horizons in Music Appreciation).



bullet Professor Peter Schickele, conductor, announcer, worm (that’s an instrument)
bullet I Virtuosi di Hoople
bullet John Ferrante, bargain counter tenor
bulletRobert Dennis, announcer


Track Listing

Bright and Early Show

[1]  Signature theme *
     Echo Sonata for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments, S. 9999999999 (P.D.Q. Bach)
     Station break
     Commercial:  “Do you Suffer?” *

[2]  New Horizons in Music Appreciation:  Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony Sportscast

[3]  Intro
     Traumarai for Unaccompanied Piano (P.D.Q. Bach)
     Station Break
     Signature Theme

Dull and Late Show

[4]  Signature Theme
     Schleptet in E flat Major (P.D.Q. Bach)
         Larghissimo — Allegro Boffo
         Menuetto con Brio ma senza Trio
         Adagio Saccharino
         Yehudi Menuetto
         Presto Hey Nonny Nonnio
     Station Break

[5]  What’s My Melodic Line?

[6]   Intro
      Fugue in C Minor, from the “Toot” Suite for Calliope Four Hands, S. 212o (P.D.Q. Bach)
      Station Break
      What’s Happening in Home Economics (Beethoven’s Revenge)
       Commercial:  “If You Have Never” *
       Signature Theme

* from Divers Ayres On Sundrie Notions, S. 99 44/100 (P.D.Q. Bach)


Audio Samples

Listen to P.D.Q. Bach On The Air:  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 On The Air:  The Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version

This Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version is made of excerpts from the following:  New Horizons in Music Appreciation—Intro to Echo Sonata for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments—“Do you Suffer?”—Echo Sonata for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments—Intro to Fugue in C Minor—Presto Hey Nonny Nonnio from Schleptet in E flat Major—Weather—News—“If You Have Never”—Traumarai for Unaccompanied Piano.

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