A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Peter Schickele

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July 17, 1935: Johann Peter Schickele is born in Ames, Iowa, USA, the son of Rainer W. Schickele, an economist, and Elizabeth Wilcox.
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May 4, 1961: On This Plain of Mist: Cantata on Japanese Poems for female voices, bass clarinet, and marimba by Peter Schickele (25) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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April 24, 1965: The first concert devoted entirely to the works of PDQ Bach takes place in Town Hall, New York and given by Peter Schickele (29) and Steve Schmidt.
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January 30, 1976: Pentangle: Five Songs for french horn and orchestra by Peter Schickele (40) is performed for the first time, in Dearborn, Michigan.
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December 27, 1977: Prelude in C major for orchestra by Peter Schickele (42) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.
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June 17, 1982: Quartet for violin, clarinet, cello, and piano by Peter Schickele (46) is performed for the first time, in Portland, Oregon.
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December 12, 1982: Monochrome V for eight flutes by Peter Schickele (47) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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February 6, 1983: Works by Peter Schickele (47) are performed for the first time, at the University of Western Ontario, London:  Music for an Evening for string quartet and piano-four hands, Morning Music for piano-four hands, and Dances for Three for two clarinets and bassoon.
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April 9, 1983: Bestiary for Renaissance instruments and narrator by Peter Schickele (47) is performed for the first time, in Merkin Hall, New York.
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February 22, 1984: Spring Serenade for flute and piano by Peter Schickele (48) is performed for the first time, in Merkin Concert Hall, New York.
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April 1, 1984: String Quartet no.1 "American Dreams" by Peter Schickele (48) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York.
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May 8, 1985: Ceremony for vocal soloist, chorus,and jazz ensemble by Peter Schickele (49) is performed for the first time, in Boston.
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November 11, 1985: Far Away from Here for bluegrass band and orchestra by Peter Schickele (50) is performed for the first time, in South Bend, Indiana.
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December 27, 1985: Bach Portrait for narrator and orchestra by Peter Schickele (50) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York, the composer as narrator.
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March 8, 1986: Scenes from Breughel for Renaissance instruments and orchestra by Peter Schickele (50) is performed for the first time, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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September 26, 1987: Broadway Boogie for chamber ensemble by Peter Schickele (52) is performed for the first time, in Flint, Michigan.
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April 9, 1988: Harvard Fair for jazz band by Peter Schickele (52) is performed for the first time, at Harvard University, the composer conducting.
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May 5, 1988: String Quartet no.2 "In Memoriam" by Peter Schickele (52) is performed for the first time, in Kaufman Auditorium of the 92nd Street Y, New York.
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May 18, 1988: Works by Peter Schickele (52) are performed for the first time, in Brooklyn, New York:  Summer Music for chorus, recorder, and piccolo, and Little London Trio for two violins and viola.
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October 14, 1988: What Did You Do Today at Jeffrey's House? for horn and piano by Peter Schickele (53) is performed for the first time, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.
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November 20, 1988: String Quartet no.3 "The Four Seasons" by Peter Schickele (53) is performed for the first time, in Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College.
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February 5, 1989: Guide My Soul for chorus and organ by Peter Schickele (53) is performed for the first time, in Minneapolis.
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May 17, 1989: Dream Dances for flute, oboe, and cello by Peter Schickele (53) is performed for the first time, in Brooklyn, New York.
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July 30, 1989: Monochrome VI for ten pianos by Peter Schickele (54) is performed for the first time, in Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis.
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September 17, 1989: Mountain Music I for cello and piano by Peter Schickele (54) is performed for the first time, in Woodstock, New York.
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November 7, 1989: "Go For Broke" A comedy for chorus by Peter Schickele (54) is performed for the first time, in Minneapolis.
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May 7, 1990: Three Faces of Eve for jazz band by Peter Schickele (54) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York.
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June 28, 1990: Fantasy for organ by Peter Schickele (54) is performed for the first time, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston.
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July 1, 1990: Saint George and the Dragon for viola, brass, and percussion by Peter Schickele (54) is performed for the first time, in Aspen, Colorado.
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June 7, 1991: Concerto for flute and orchestra by Peter Schickele (55) is performed for the first time, in Seattle.
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November 1, 1991: How Sweet the Winds do Blow for baritone and Renaissance instruments by Peter Schickele (56) is performed for the first time, in Albany, New York, the composer as vocal soloist.
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April 20, 1992: String Quartet no.4 "Inter-Era Dance Suite" by Peter Schickele (56) is performed for the first time, in Dabney Lounge of the California Institute of Technology.
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May 19, 1992: Octet for clarinet, horn, bassoon, two violins, viola, cello, and double bass by Peter Schickele (56) is performed for the first time, in Brooklyn, New York.
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June 19, 1992: Jukebox no.1 for orchestra by Peter Schickele (56) is performed for the first time, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
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February 19, 1993: Two works by Peter Schickele (57) are performed for the first time, in Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver:  Requiem for strings and Legend for orchestra.
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March 4, 1993: Answers to Questions We are Often Asked for soprano, glute, and harp by Peter Schickele (57), to his own words, is performed for the first time, in Boston.
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March 7, 1993: Serenade for Three for clarinet, violin, and piano by Peter Schickele (57) is performed for the first time, in Merkin Concert Hall, New York.
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May 17, 1993: Works by Peter Schickele (57) are performed for the first time, in Brooklyn, New York:  Two Meditations for male chorus, Three Pirate Songs for male chorus and piano, and River Music for viola and cello.
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February 21, 1994: Duo Caprice for two violins by Peter Schickele (58) is performed for the first time, at Shatto Chapel, Los Angeles.
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April 4, 1994: Brass Calendar for brass quintet by Peter Schickele (58) is performed for the first time, at the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.
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June 13, 1994: New works are premiered at the 50th anniversary concert of WNYC in Alice Tully Hall, New York, all based on a new poem by John Ashberry:  No Longer Very Clear for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, and cello by Milton Babbitt (78), Chapbook for piano-six hands by Peter Schickele (58), Now, so long after that time for piano by Philip Glass (57), How Like Pellucid Statues, Daddy for bassoon quartet by John Corigliano (56), "Or Like a...an Engine" from No Longer Very Clear: a Suite for Piano by Joan Tower (55), This House of Blues for tape by Laurie Anderson (47), and In This House of Blues for voice, clarinet, and piano by Anthony Davis (43), the composer at the keyboard.
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December 2, 1994: Thurber's Dogs for orchestra by Peter Schickele (59) is performed for the first time, in Columbus, Ohio.
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March 5, 1995: Queen Anne's Lace for four cellos by Peter Schickele (59) is performed for the first time, at the Kennedy Center, Washington.
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March 13, 1995: Fili Mi Absalon for two violins, viola, and four cellos by Peter Schickele (59) is performed for the first time, in the Shatto Chapel of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.
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May 7, 1995: Amazing Grace for chorus by Peter Schickele (59) is performed for the first time, at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, New York.
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July 21, 1995: Concerto for oboe and orchestra by Peter Schickele (60) is performed for the first time, in Simmons Center, Duncan, Oklahoma.
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November 18, 1995: Metropolitan Wind Serenade for band by Peter Schickele (60) is performed for the first time, in Boston.
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February 11, 1996: Ritual for chorus and pre-Columbian instruments by Peter Schickele (60) is performed for the first time, in Richardson Auditorium of Princeton University.
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February 14, 1996: Four Sketches for string quartet by Peter Schickele (60) is performed for the first time, at the Neighborhood Community Church, Pasadena, California.
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June 21, 1996: Quintet no.1 for piano and string quartet by Peter Schickele (60) is performed for the first time, in the Reston Community Center, Reston, Virgina.
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August 6, 1996: Percussion Sonata no.1 "Aspen" for at least twelve percussionists by Peter Schickele (61) is performed for the first time, in Aspen, Colorado.
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September 19, 1996: Symphony no.1 "Songlines" by Peter Schickele (61) is performed for the first time, at the Kennedy Center, Washington.
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November 17, 1996: Two Miniatures for piano-left hand by Peter Schickele (61) are performed for the first time, in Curtis Hall, Philadelphia.
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March 17, 1997: Works by Peter Schickele (61) are performed for the first time, at the Neighborhood Church in Pasadena, California, the composer at the keyboard:  Viola Dreams: Quodlibet for String Quartet, Seven Miniatures for violin and piano, and Eagle Rock for cello and piano.
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March 21, 1997: Incidental music to Sheridan's play The Rivals by Peter Schickele (61) is performed for the first time, in Portland, Oregon.
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April 18, 1997: Blue Set no.2 for four bassoons by Peter Schickele (61) is performed for the first time, in Portland, Oregon.
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July 19, 1997: Percussion Sonata no.2 "Woodstock" for five percussionists by Peter Schickele (62) is performed for the first time, in the Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, New York.
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August 24, 1997: Three works are performed for the first time, in Jordan Hall, Boston:  New Goldberg Variations for cello and piano by Peter Schickele (62), Goldberg Variations II for cello by Christopher Rouse (48), and Fancy on a Bach Air for cello by John Corigliano (59).
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October 27, 1997: Quintet no.2 for piano and string quartet by Peter Schickele (62) is performed for the first time, in Athens, Ohio.
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January 11, 1998: Incantations for chorus, flute, oboe, violin, double bass, percussion, and harp by Peter Schickele (62) is performed for the first time, in Savannah, Georgia.
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March 30, 1998: String Quintet by Peter Schickele (62) is performed for the first time, in the Neighborhood Church, Pasadena, California.
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April 19, 1998: My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord for chorus, piano, and strings by Peter Schickele (62) is performed for the first time, in Nyack, New York.
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June 13, 1998: Concerto for chamber orchestra by Peter Schickele (62) is performed for the first time, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
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August 14, 1998: Two Songs on Elizabethan Lyrics for voice and piano by Peter Schickele (63) is performed for the first time, in Kent, Connecticut.
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September 6, 1998: String Quartet no.5 "A Year in the Country" by Peter Schickele (63) is performed for the first time, in Woodstock, New York.
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February 28, 1999: Beverly Glen for piano-four hands by Peter Schickele (63) is performed for the first time, in Zipper Hall, Los Angeles.
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March 7, 1999: Concerto for bassoon and orchestra by Peter Schickele (63) is performed for the first time, in Columbus, Ohio.
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April 28, 1999: One for the Money for orchestra by Peter Schickele (63) is performed for the first time, at the Juilliard School, New York.
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November 10, 2002: The Emperor's New Clothes by Peter Schickele (67) is performed for the first time, in Merkin Concert Hall, New York.
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March 14, 2003: Finish Line at the Rat Race, a march for brass by Peter Schickele (67) is performed for the first time, in Symphony Space, New York.
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February 11, 2008: Lincoln at Ease by Peter Schickele (72) is performed for the first time, in the Kentucky Center, Louisville.
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March 16, 2009: A woodwind quintet by Peter Schickele (73) is performed for the first time, in Nashville.
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May 23, 2011: Music for Judy for tumpet and string quartet by Peter Schickele (75) is performed for the first time, at the Neighborhood Church, Pasadena, California.
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December 4, 2011: Piano Trio by Peter Schickele (76) is performed for the first time, in Weill Recital Hall, New York.
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April 23, 2012: String Quartet no.6 "Shadow Mountain" by Peter Schickele (76) is performed for the first time, in Pasadena, California.
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June 27, 2015: Percussion Sonata no.3 "Maverick" by Peter Schickele (79) is performed for the first time, in Woodstock, New York.
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July 18, 2015: Quintet for clarinet and string quartet by Peter Schickele (80) is performed for the first time, in Portland, Oregon.