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The Roots of Ragtime

Donald Macleod, with the help of ragtime performer Morten Gunnar Larsen, looks at Scott Joplin's beginnings and the roots of the music he helped to define, which would dominate American music for two decades.

The Favorite
Scott Kirby (piano)

Treemonisha: Overture
Ophelia Ragtime Orchestra, Morten Gunnar Larsen (director)

Original Rags
Morten Gunnar Larsen (piano)

The Crush Collision March
Benjamin Loeb (piano)

Combination March / Harmony Club Waltz
William Albright (piano)

Maple Leaf rag
Piano roll played by Scott Joplin

Sunflower Slow Drag
The New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble, Gunther Schuller (conductor)

Treemonisha (Act 1 excerpt)
The bag of luck; The corn huskers; We're goin' around (a ring play)
Zodzetrick ..... Ben Harney (vocalist)
Monisha ..... Betty Allen (mezzo)
Ned ..... Willard White (bass)
Treemonisha ..... Carmen Balthrop (soprano)
Remus ..... Curtis Rayam (tenor)
Andy ..... Kenneth Hicks (tenor)
Chorus and Orchestra of Houston Grand Opera, Gunther Schuller (conductor).

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1 hour

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Mon 3 Apr 2017 18:30

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