The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach

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The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach
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Author Prof. Peter Schickele
Country United States
Language English
Genre Biography, Music
Publisher Random House, New York
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 238 pp. (hardcover edition)
ISBN 0-394-46536-9
OCLC 1694191
LC Class ML65 .S34

The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach (1807–1742)? is a book by Prof. Peter Schickele chronicling the life of fictitious composer P. D. Q. Bach.

Table of Contents[edit]

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Preface to the English Language Edition
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Author's Note
  • Acknowledgements
  • Table of Contents
  • I. P.D.Q. Bach's Background: Cause or Effect?
    1. Early Infancy (1742–1745)
    2. Late Infancy (1745–1766)
    3. The Lost Years (1766–1777)
    4. The Turning Point (1777)
  • II. The World of P.D.Q. Bach: A Pictorial Essay
  • III. Man or Myth?: In Search of P.D.Q. Bach
  • IV. "Such a Horrid Clang": An Annotated Catalogue of the Music of P.D.Q. Bach
    1. The Initial Plunge
    2. The Soused Period
    3. Contrition
    4. Undiscovered Works
  • Appendices
    A. A Map of P.D.Q. Bach's Travels
    B. A Map of P.D.Q. Bach's Public Performances
    C. Charles Burney's Account of His Visit to Wein-am-Rhein in 1788
    D. Bibliography
    E. Analysis of the Two-Part Contraption
    F. Discography
    G. Glossary of Unusual Instruments Used by P.D.Q. Bach
    H. The Bach Family Tree
  • Index

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