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The Ragtime Debate

Scott Joplin (1867-1917)

3/5. The Ragtime Debate

Donald Macleod examines how America's critics and musical establishment responded to ragtime. Supporters claimed ragtime was 'the only original and characteristic music America has produced thus far', but the music was seen by some as a moral, intellectual and physical threat.

Weeping Willow
Scott Joplin (piano roll)

Bethena (A concert waltz)
Morten Gunnar Larsen (piano)

Something Doing; Binks' Waltz
Ralph Grierson (piano)
The Southland Stingers
George Sponhaltz (conductor)

The Chrysanthemum; The Cascades
Dick Hyman (piano)

Superstition; Frolic of the Bears (Treemonisha, Act 2)
Ophelia Ragtime Orchestra
Morten Gunnar Larsen (director)
Seim Songkor
Leif Egil Vatnoy (conductor)

Rosebud March
Scott Kirby (piano)

A Concert Waltz
Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)

The Wasp Nest; The Rescue; We will rest awhile; Going home; Aunt Dinah has Blowed the Horn (Treemonisha, Act 2)
Simon ...... Raymond Bazemore (bass)
Cephus ...... Dwight Ransom (voice)
Treemonisha ...... Carmen Balthrop (soprano)
Remus ...... Curtis Rayam (tenor)
Chorus and Orchestra of Houston Grand Opera
Gunther Schuller (conductor).

1 hour

Last on

Wed 3 Oct 2007 20:45

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