What's New: Peter Schickele

Jul 17, 2016

PDQ Bach and Peter Schickele
Credit Telarc International

Actor Edmund Gwenn – Kris Kringle from Miracle on 34th Street – is supposed to have said on his deathbed, “Yes, dying is tough, but not as tough as comedy.”

We’ll hear from the master comedian and composer Peter Schickele on this episode of What’s New. Schickele was born in Ames Iowa on July 17th, 1935. He grew up in North Dakota, and studied music at Juilliard. Peter celebrated 50 years of PDQ Bach in December 2015 and in September 2016 the world premiere of PDQ Bach’s Concerto for VERY Grand Piano takes place.

Be sure to take a look behind the scenes of Peter Schickele with 50 years of photos here. Upcoming appearances can be found here.


Peter Schickele and John Clare
Credit Andrew Gena

What’s New is a production of WBAA Classical, a listener supported broadcast service of Purdue University.