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Composer of the Week: Scott Joplin

Episode 1 Composer of the Week: Joplin: The Roots of Ragtime

Episode 1 Composer of the Week: Joplin: The Roots of Ragtime

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Donald Macleod, with the help of ragtime performer Morten Gunnar Larsen, explores the early life of Scott Joplin (1868-1917) and the roots of the sound he helped define, which would dominate American music for two decades. Scott Joplin: The Favourite. Scott Kirby (piano). Overture: Treemonisha. Ophelia Ragtime Orchestra, director Morten Gunnar Larsen. Original Rags. Morten Gunnar Larsen (piano). The Crush Collision March. Benjamin Loeb (piano). Combination March; Harmony Club Waltz. William Albright (piano). Maple Leaf Rag. The composer (piano roll). Sunflower Slow Drag. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble, conductor Gunther Schuller. The Bag of Luck; The Corn Huskers; We're Goin' Around (A Ring Play) (Treemonisha: Act 1). Ben Harney (vocalist: Zodzetrick), Betty Allen (mezzo: Monisha), Willard White (bass: Ned), Carmen Balthrop (soprano: Treemonisha), Curtis Rayam (tenor: Remus), Kenneth Hicks (tenor: Andy), Chorus and Orchestra of Houston Grand Opera, conductor Gunther Schuller.

Cast & Crew

Producer Megan Jones


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