Scott Joplin

Composer and pianist. Born 24 November 1868. Died 1 April 1917
Scott Joplin
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1868-11-24
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Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin Biography (Wikipedia)

Scott Joplin (c. 1867/68 or November 24, 1868 – April 1, 1917) was an African-American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the King of Ragtime. During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first and most popular pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag.

Joplin grew up in a musical family of railway laborers in Texarkana, Arkansas, and developed his own musical knowledge with the help of local teachers. While in Texarkana, Texas, he formed a vocal quartet and taught mandolin and guitar. During the late 1880s he left his job as a railroad laborer and travelled the American South as an itinerant musician. He went to Chicago for the World's Fair of 1893, which played a major part in making ragtime a national craze by 1897.

Joplin moved to Sedalia, Missouri, in 1894 and earned a living as a piano teacher. There he taught future ragtime composers Arthur Marshall, Scott Hayden and Brun Campbell. He began publishing music in 1895, and publication of his "Maple Leaf Rag" in 1899 brought him fame. This piece had a profound influence on writers of ragtime. It also brought Joplin a steady income for life, though he did not reach this level of success again and frequently had financial problems. In 1901 Joplin moved to St. Louis, where he continued to compose and publish, and regularly performed in the community. The score to his first opera A Guest of Honor was confiscated in 1903 with his belongings for non-payment of bills, and is now considered lost.

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Magnetic Rag
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Magnetic Rag
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The Strenuous Life - A Ragtime Two Step
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The Strenuous Life - A Ragtime Two Step
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Gladiolus Rag (1909)
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Gladiolus Rag (1909)
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Maple leaf rag for piano
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Maple leaf rag for piano
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Elite Syncopations
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Elite Syncopations
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The Sting (1973) - The Entertainer
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The Sting (1973) - The Entertainer
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Elite Syncopations
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Elite Syncopations
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Original Rags
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Original Rags
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Maple Leaf Rag
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Maple Leaf Rag
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The Easy Winners arr Perlman
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The Easy Winners arr Perlman
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Solace (A Mexican Serenade)
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Solace (A Mexican Serenade)
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Pineapple Rag
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Pineapple Rag
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Maple Leaf Rag
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Maple Leaf Rag
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Elite Syncopations
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Elite Syncopations
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The Entertainer
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The Entertainer
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Maple Leaf Rag
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Maple Leaf Rag
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Heliotrope Bouquet
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Heliotrope Bouquet
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Maple Leaf Rag
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Maple Leaf Rag
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The Strenuous life
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The Strenuous life
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Treemonisha: Overture
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Treemonisha: Overture
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The Easy Winners
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The Easy Winners
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The Entertainer
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The Entertainer
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Maple Leaf Rag
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Maple Leaf Rag
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Fig Leaf Rag
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Fig Leaf Rag
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Sunflower slow drag
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Sunflower slow drag
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Felicity Rag
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Felicity Rag
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Sugar Cane
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Sugar Cane
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Solace (Mexican Serenade)
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Solace (Mexican Serenade)
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Maple Leaf Rag
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Maple Leaf Rag
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Bethena (A Concert Waltz)
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Bethena (A Concert Waltz)
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Eugenia arr Averay for wind trio
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Eugenia arr Averay for wind trio

Eugenia arr Averay for wind trio

Performer
Anthony Averay
Lorne G Buick
Hamish Gordon
Music Arranger
Anthony Averay
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Vancouver Wind Trio
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Maple Leaf Rag
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Maple Leaf Rag

Maple Leaf Rag

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Philip Dyson
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Solace (A Mexican serenade) - rag for piano
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Solace (A Mexican serenade) - rag for piano
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Solace
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Solace
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The Entertainer
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The Entertainer

The Entertainer

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Dick Hyman
James Levine
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Magnetic Rag
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Magnetic Rag
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Original Rag
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Original Rag
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Solace
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Solace
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Weeping willow
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Weeping willow
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Maple Leaf Rag
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Maple Leaf Rag

Maple Leaf Rag

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