I guess my math skills are pretty bad. There are FOUR installments to this Bachstravaganza, and this one brings us to about half done. Thank your lucky stars.
We end this Opus with the story of PDQ’s actual composing period, his relationship with Prince Fred and his cousin, Betty-Sue Bach, his death and burial, and finally, an interview of Peter Schickele, the discoverer of PDQ, by Tom Snyder. I can only hope, in some small way, that these podcasts aided in bringing the truth about J.S. Bach’s last and least son to the internet public.
This week, we see PDQ form a relationship with Prince Fred, and embark on a journey towards Wein Am-Rhein, where he will begin a musical career. We also hear from his unique musical instruments, and hear the opera, "Oedipus Tex."
Welcome to the first part of a big three-parter!
I have enjoyed Peter Schickele and his disovery, P.D.Q. Bach for, garsh, 25 years at least, for "Bob’s" sake. Funny I haven’t shared much with you yet. well, not so funny (yes, so funny). All of my music is on vinyl. So, I had to do an epic search and and epic emptying of my bank account to get some non-scratchy stuff. Of course, some of the scratchy stuff is inevitable. I listened to it a lot, because I was a nerd. A big nerd. I used to sing some of this stuff in school, because I knew people would have no idea what I was doing. And of course, they didn’t give a shit, either. No worries.