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The Roots of Ragtime

With the help of ragtime performer Morten Gunnar Larsen, Donald Macleod explores Scott Joplin's beginnings.

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).

1 hour

Last on

Mon 3 Apr 2017 18:30

Music Played

  • Scott Joplin

    The Favourite

    Performer: Scott Kirby.
    • Greener Pastures.
    • GPR-004.
  • Scott Joplin

    Treemonisha

    Performer: Morten Gunnar Larsen. Performer: Ophelia Ragtime Orchestra.
    • UNKNOWN.
    • ORO-SS.
  • Scott Joplin

    Original rag

    Performer: Morten Gunnar Larsen.
    • HERMAN.
    • HJCD-1009.
  • Scott Joplin

    Crush collision march

    Performer: Benjamin Loeb.
    • NAXOS.
    • 855927-7.
  • Scott Joplin

    Combination march

    Performer: William Albright.
    • MUSIC MASTERS.
    • 01612-67102-2.
  • Scott Joplin

    Harmony club waltz

    Performer: William Albright.
    • MUSIC MASTERS.
    • 01612-67102-2.
  • Scott Joplin

    Maple leaf rag

    Performer: Scott Joplin.
    • BIOGRAPH.
    • BCD-102.
  • Scott Joplin

    Elite syncopations

    Conductor: Gunther Schuller. Performer: New England Conservatory Ragtime Ens..
    • ANGEL.
    • CDC 7-47193 2.
  • Scott Joplin

    Treemonisha - The Bag of Luck; The Corn Huskers; We’re Goin’ Around (A Ring Play)

    Performer: Ben Harney. Performer: Betty Allen. Performer: Carmen Balthrop. Performer: Curtis Rayam. Performer: Kenneth Hickson. Performer: Willard White. Performer: Houston Grand Opera Chorus. Performer: Houston Grand Opera Orchestra.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 435-709-2.

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