P. D. Q. Bach is the pseudonym under which "Professor" Peter Schickele has written a substantial body of satirical music, recorded on the Vanguard and Telarc labels. The music combines takeoffs on musicological scholarship, the conventions of Baroque and Classical music, and a certain amount of slapstick comedy. Among the many "facts" about the composer's life in Schickele's fictional biography of the composer, we find the following:
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