Donald Macleod and Susan Curtis focus on Joplin's last decade in New York, with the composer struggling for recognition in the city.
Scott Joplin (1867-1917)
4/5. Lost in New York
Donald Macleod and Susan Curtis look at Joplin's final decade in New York, with the composer struggling for recognition in a city that should have been full of opportunity and trying in vain to get his opera Treemonisha staged.
Treemonisha (Prelude to Act 3)
Orchestra of Houston Grand Opera
Gunther Schuller (conductor)
Giovanni De Chiaro (guitar)
Wall Street Rag
Scott Kirby (piano)
Solace (A Mexican Serenade)
Morten Gunnar Larsen (piano)
I want to see my child; Treemonisha's Return; Wrong is never right; Abuse; When villains ramble far and near; Conjurors forgiven; We will trust you as our leader (Treemonisha, Act 3)
Monisha ...... Betty Allen (mezzo-soprano)
Ned ...... Willard White (bass)
Treemonisha ...... Carmen Balthrop (soprano)
Remus ...... Curtis Rayam (tenor)
Andy ...... Kenneth Hicks (tenor)
Zodzetrick ...... Ben Harney (voice)
Luddud ...... Dorceal Duckens (voice)
Chorus and Orchestra of Houston Grand Opera
Gunther Schuller (conductor).