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Whether writing under his own name or that of his alter ego P.D.Q. Bach, Peter Schickele writes music which is a constant delight, full of variety, energy and fun. A Year in the Catskills is a five-movement quintet – a seasonal retrospective suffused with clever baroque tints, elements of pastoral fantasy, and a jazzy fi nale to dissipate any feelings of melancholy. The other works offer a variety of combinations and textures. Gardens illustrates Schickele’s appealing use of colour, whilst Dream Dances is a jaunty frolic from the baroque sarabande to the jitterbug. Diversions goes one better, with movements devoted both to billiards and a New York bar; music of huge vitality and great wit.
Peter Schickele: A Year in the Catskills
I. Spring: Fantasy
II. Summer: Imitations
III. Fall: Variations
IV. Winter: Lament
V. Finale: Fast Driving
Peter Schickele: Gardens
Peter Schickele: What Did You Do Today at Jeffey's House?
I. First We Had a Parade
II. After Lunch Jeffey's Mom Made Us Take a Nap
III. Then We Did a Carnival with a Haunted House and Dancing Bears