The Intimate P.D.Q. Bach
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The Intimate P.D.Q. Bach (Vanguard CD-79335):  A live recording of The Intimate P.D.Q. Bach stage show, featuring Professor Peter Schickele and the Semi-Pro Musica Antiqua.  Includes Hansel and Gretel and Ted and Alice, an opera in one unnatural act.

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Performers:

bullet Professor Peter Schickele, beriberitone, calliope, siren (Quaint Old Innkeeper, Hansel Hunter, Monk, Doctor)
bullet John Ferrante, bargain counter tenor, harpsichord, razzer (Gretel Red Riding Hood, Village Idiot, Teddy Nice)
bullet David Oei, piano, police whistle
bullet John Nelson, singist
bullet Peter Rosenfeld, celloist
bullet Arthur Weisberg, bassooner

Track Listing

[1]   Spoken introduction
      Hansel and Gretel and Ted and Alice, An opera in one unnatural act,  S. 2n-1 (P.D.Q. Bach)
         Overture
          Aria:  “I am a quaint old innkeeper”
          Aria:  “Like a lonely pilgrim”
          Aria:  “My name is Hansel Hunter”
          Aria:  “I'm the village idiot”
          Aria:  “Et expecto”
          Aria:  “There’s something about a monk”
          Duet:  “Do you love me?”
          Interlude:  Medical examination
          Aria:  “I hope you'll take this friendly advice”
          Aria:  “Teddy Nice is my name”
          Duet:  “Jump not to conclusions”
          Finale:  “Just tell me what your name is”
[2]  The O.K. Chorale from the “Toot” Suite for calliope four hands, S. 212o (P.D.Q. Bach)

[3]  Spoken introduction 
     “Erotica” Variations, for banned instruments and piano, S. 36EE (P.D.Q. Bach)
          Theme:  Windbreaker
          Variation I:  Balloons
          Variation II:  Slide Whistle
          Variation III:  Slide Windbreaker
          Variation IV:  Lasso D’Amore
          Variation V:  Foghorn, Bell, Kazoo, Gargle

[4]  Spoken introduction
     The Art of the Ground Round, for three baritones and discontinuo, S. 1.19/lb (P.D.Q. Bach)
          Loving is as easy
          Please, kind sir
          Jane, my Jane
          Golly golly oh
          Nelly is a nice girl

 

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Audio Samples

Listen to The Intimate P.D.Q. Bach:  The Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version.  This Condensed Version gives you the intangible essence of the original recording in one small, easy-to-swallow capsule summary. The hyper folks at Hearer’s Digest have created this sample by slicing, dicing, and splicing, until it somewhat resembles excerpts of the original recording that are “severely truncated, but shorter.”

The Intimate P.D.Q. Bach:  The Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version

This Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version is made of excerpts from the following:  “I am a quaint old innkeeper” from Hansel and Gretel and Ted and Alice—Spoken Introduction—“Like a lonely pilgrim”, “My name is Hansel Hunter”, “Et expecto”, “There’s something about a monk”, “Do you love me?”, “I hope you'll take this friendly advice”, “Teddy Nice is my name”, and “Just tell me what your name is” from Hansel and Gretel and Ted and Alice—Spoken Introduction—Variation V:  Foghorn, Bell, Kazoo, Gargle from “Erotica” Variations—Spoken Introduction—Loving is as easy, and Golly golly oh from The Art of the Ground RoundThe O.K. Chorale from the “Toot” Suite.

Audio Samples can be played using the free RealAudio player. 

 

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Lyrics

The lyrics for the Monk’s aria “Et expecto” from Hansel and Gretel and Ted and Alice, sometimes difficult to understand due to their multi-lingual nature, are printed in their entirety on a separate lyrics page.

Cover image, audio clips and track listings are copyright © 1974 Vanguard Records and are used with the permission of Vanguard Records.  Any other copying by other parties for other uses is not authorized.

 

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