Pianist Laura Leon

Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach): A Delightful Dialogue and Piano Gem--Prelude I of "Three Teeny Preludes"

At the Piano Bench with Laura Leon-Conversations with Musicians begins with this delightful and very special conversation with the remarkably versatile, internationally renowned American composer, musician, author and satirist Peter Schickele.

Peter Schickele recently chatted with Laura Leon-much of it as the distinguished Professor Peter Schickele- about P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742?) and his music, his unusual history and his rather unique place in the annals of classical music (starting off by being born the 21st of Johann Sebastian Bach's 20 children!). Born on April 1st, P.D.Q. Bach's 271st Birthday is given special recognition during the conversation.

Keyboard moments include Laura Leon's playing of P.D.Q. Bach's charming Prelude I from his Three Teeny Preludes S. .001 (largely edited by Professor Peter Schickele)--a blended Baroque jazzy jewel from his "three gem studies" (Professor Peter Schickele).

updated: 5 years ago