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Pianist Laura Leon

Peter Schickele’s The Household Moose: Sketches from the Summer of 1956 for Piano

The premiere video release of The Household Moose, featuring a personal music journey with composer Peter Schickele alongside the soundtrack of his 1956 summer autobiographical solo piano work, The Household Moose.

Influenced by Darius Milhaud’s The Household Muse (Schickele dedicated this work to Milhaud) this video features Peter Schickele’s introductions to each piece with engaging reflections and memories of his summer of 1956 at age 21. His comments are interspersed between the musical sketches recorded by Laura Leon.

Included alongside each performance are thoughtful, freespirited and charming drawings by his brother David Schickele. These drawings were influenced by those found on each page of Milhaud’s The Household Muse score.

Composer Peter Schickele: (
Pianist Laura Leon (
Recording Engineer/Producer: Adam Abeshouse (
Film Editor: Howard Silver (
Videographer: Gregory Purnhagen (
Artwork Photography: Karen Leon (
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company (
Licensing: Carl Fischer Music (