Classical Absurdity for April Fools' Day

Thursday, April 01, 2010

There's no better way to celebrate April Fool's Day than with Professor Peter Schickele.

Wanted in three states for unearthing the work of the hitherto unknown P.D.Q. Bach, Professor Schickele thumbs his nose at the authorities and presents an hourly dose of classical absurdity on WQXR. From kazoo choruses to yodelers to short-tempered claviers, you will encounter music that no human should be forced to hear. Enjoy!

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Comments [4]

Brian Radomski from Bedminster nj

In the office on my job I can B A R E L Y recieve wqxr but in the corporate vehicle I drive wqxr comes in perfect so when I caught the beginning of PETER SCHIKELE???!!! I listened and savored for as long as I could but I had to get out of the vehicle and get going confident that I could hear the delight here at the internet ...painful that it is lost to me!

Apr. 02 2011 02:06 PM

Mary,
Unfortunately we will not be archiving this broadcast.

Apr. 02 2010 12:45 PM
Mary Alford from UWS, NYC

Re: April 1 Schickele/PDQ pieces: I finally got to my e-mail today and received the notice much too late, it seems. The late e-mail from Peter Schickele's webmeister didn't mention the starting time of any of the pieces.

'...At surprising times . . apparently one piece every hour' is insufficient and very annoying -- not amusing for irritable, busy people who can't stay on the radio or webstream constantly.

Will there be a rebroadcast or archive available of the Schickele/PDQ pieces?

Apr. 01 2010 08:33 PM
Larry Stoler from Stamford, CT

It was great hearing Professor Peter Schickele and the music of P. D. Q. Bach today on WQXR.

Although I have never seen Peter Schickele perform live, I feel that hearing him and of course P. D. Q. Bach on the radio was the perfect way to celebrate April Fools Day.

Apr. 01 2010 08:10 PM

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