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Ill-Conceived PDQ Bach Anthology [IMPORT] [CD]

PDQ Bach Audio CD
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  • Performer: Pamela South, Dana Kreuger, Frank Kelley
  • Orchestra: Greater Hoople Area Off-Season Philharmonic, Okay Chorale
  • Conductor: Peter Schickele, Newton Wayland, Lowell Graham
  • Composer: P. D. Q. Bach
  • Audio CD (18 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Telarc
  • ASIN: B00000FDBK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,322 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. This Is Professor Pete - Peter Schickele
2. 1712 Overture (S. 1712) - P.D.Q. Bach
3. Introduction
4. II. Aria With Chorus: 'Howdy There'
5. Recitative: 'It Wasn't Long'
6. III. My Heart
7. Recitative: 'When Oedipus Heard'
8. VI. Chorale And Finale
9. Introduction - Various Composers
10. Love Me - P.D.Q. Bach
11. WTWP Station ID - Various Composers
12. Oo-La-La Introduction - Various Composers
13. Oo-La-La: Cookin' French Like The French Cook French - Dana Krueger - Dana Krueger
14. Introduction: The Musical Sacrifice (S. 50% Off)
15. I. Fuga Meshuga - Susan Palma - Susan Palma
16. Introduction
17. Classical Rap (S. 1-2-3) - Grandmaster Flab - Grandmaster Flab
18. Introduction
19. I. C Major - Christopher O'Riley - Christopher O'Riley
20. Introduction
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely inventive, hugely hilarious! 24 April 2002
Format:Audio CD
Fantastic! Wonderfully funny! - even the sleeve notes are side splittingly funny! The music is tremendous, superbly orchestrated and funny. I laughed out loud at the lyrics (Oedipus Tex is sublime as is Classical Rap!) The singing is done with gusto and deep mock seriousness! A first rate CD. A life-enhancing treat of hilarity and wit.
If you love classical music and have a sense of humour you will love this. I am delighted to find that there are other PDQ Bach albums of which this is an anthology. I will be budgeting to buy the others!
This is an entirely unsolicited review though if Professor Schickele should read it and wish to send me all his CDs in gratitude I would be delighted and extremely grateful!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A treat. 9 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
No serious musicolologist can be without at least SOME of the fascinating works of this drunken youngest son of the great J.S. Bach.
This anthology is a good place to start, as it affords a selection of pieces from the various discs, illustrating the extraordinarily prescient eclecticism of P.D.Q.s musical talent.
The 1712 Overture, for example, is absolutely revelatory.
Serious music lovers must be grateful to Professor Shickele for his vital part in the (often commissioned) discovery of these works of a forgotten genius.
The quality of Telarc's recorded sound is - all joking apart - truly excellent.
It should be noted that there is (or was) also a scholarly biography available, in book form - "The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach", Random House, ISBN 0-394-73409-2
Please buy and enjoy.
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty and Charming 15 Aug 2000
By Kudru - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This CD is fun and action packed as much as you could hope for in a CD. He uses quotes from many famous folk and classical songs and implements them into his own compositions with a bit of a twist. For example, in Classical rap, where he raps about being the best rapper in the world with terrific brass interludes between the verses. The orchestra plays a clip from Vivaldi's "Spring" and then he twists it into a record "wicky-wicky" to the same tune. He introduces every peice before it is played in a hilarious manner in which he talks about the peice and something else that was going on in the composers mind as he wrote the peice. Starting at the begining-
This is Professor Pete- Peter Schickele introduces himself as well as P.D.Q.
1712 Overture- A takeoff of the 1812 overture of course, with snatches of some famous folktunes thrown in here and there.
Oedipus Tex- A parady of the Greek Myth Oedipus Rex where he murders his father who is the King. Oedipus Tex lives a life like his brother but in Texas style.
The next tracks are more comedy than exactly music like the WTWP station giving options over the phone about how you would like to hear a certain peice of music. Cooking French... is a woman cooking a French gourmet meal but flubbing up the entire time.
What I have already said pretty much sums it up. The rest of the tracks are equally hilarious and as witty as all the others. If you buy this CD you will not regret it no matter what type of music you listen to.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not Great 20 Dec 2007
By James Hugh Drury - Published on Amazon.com
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There's a lot to like here. OK, less than half of this cd is worth listening to. PDQ Bach, aka Prof. Peter Schickele, is an acquired taste for some. "Low brow" humor connected to "high brow" music in some cases makes for good fun. Pete's musical abilities are apparent all over the score(s) but the introductions, commentary, and non-musical moments now seem more sophomoric than when I saw him in concert years ago. The best and funniest and most joyful moments on this recording come from the 1712 overture and The Short Tempered Clavier, S3.14159, easy as 1. C major. All the rest is only modestly funny for all the creativity in evidence. For me, on a recording like this, I'd rather they left off the goofy introductions, except as absolutely necessary (for the sake of the music) and then let this mad musical mayhem speak for itself.

All that said, you know I will be adding more PDQ to my collection. It is hard to resist and laughter--even in small sporadic doses--is good for the soul.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to the music of PDQ Bach 28 Mar 2008
By Sean Scanlen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
As already described, the music on this CD is hillarious and the spoken sections usually less so.

This CD includes selections from many collections, but no complete collections - for example, the Dramatic Oratorio does not include the complete Oratorio, but rather a few sections. Other tracks are single movements from larger works, such as the second movement from the Grand Serenade.

I would suggest buying this CD if you do not already own any of PDQ Bach's CDs, but otherwise to buy the CDs containing complete works.
5.0 out of 5 stars PDQ Baqchs Anthology 23 April 2013
By christmas lover - Published on Amazon.com
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As with The Wurst of PDQ Bach which is his best of set and his box-sex The Dreaded PDQ Bach this Anthology The Ill-Conceived PDQ Bach is a collection of Some of P)DQ Bachs best stuff for instance his Oedipus Rex song and his song on classical rap and that's just the beginning. You should get this album.
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