Composer, musician, author, satirist---Peter Schickele is internationally recognized as one of the most versatile artists in the field of music. His works number well in excess of 100 for symphony orchestras, choral groups, chamber ensembles, voice, movies and television, placing him among the most prolific American composers. His commissions are numerous and varied, ranging from works for the National Symphony and the Minnesota Opera to compositions for distinguished instrumentalists and singers.  Mr. Schickele's SYMPHONY NO. 1 "Songlines" was premiered by the National Symphony under Leonard Slatkin, and has since been played by the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras around the country. In his well-known role as perpetrator of the the now-classic P.D.Q. Bach, Peter Schickele is acknowledged as one of the great satirists of the 20th century.

Peter Schickele was born in Ames, Iowa, and brought up in Washington, D.C. and Fargo, North Dakota.  He and his wife, the poet Susan Sindall, reside in New York City and at an upstate hideaway where he concentrates on composing. 

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