Peter Shickele

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Peter Schickele has so many personae that I’m almost afraid to ask which one composed his survival kit list. There’s the composer Peter Schickele, who has written serious classical music, folk music arrangements, and film scores; Professor Peter Schickele, head of the Department of Musical Pathology of the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople, discoverer and champion of the work of PDQ Bach, “history’s most justifiably neglected composer; and, of course, the host of public radio’s Schickele Mix, who has tried to to broaden our understanding of all types of music. Well, lets find out what’s in his cultural survival kit, and maybe even figure out which Peter Schickele put it together.
His List:
1. Bach's St. Matthew Passion
2. Scarlatti's Harpsichord Sonatas
3. Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte
4. Beethoven's String Cycles
5. Schubert's Song Cycles (Die Winterriese)
6. Brahms: chamber music (Quintet in F Minor for Piano and Strings)
7. Ravel: L'Enfant et les Sortileges
8. Complete Beatles
9. Ray Charles on Atlantic
10. The Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker Quartet
11. writing materials and a piano
12. deck of cards
13. 2 art books: Piero della Francesca and Masaccio
14. huge freezer filled with Hagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry's ice cream
15. art materials for water colors, drawings