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SCOTT JOPLIN  

(1867 - 1917)

While there is uncertainty regarding Scott Joplin’s date of birth, considered to be in November 1868, there is less doubt as to his American birth-place: the developing border town Texarkana. This was situated in the north-eastern corner of Texas close to the state line that separated Texas from Arkansas. Born just six years after the abolition of slavery, Joplin’s father had been a slave while his mother was free born. His parents had amateur musical interests enabling him to grow up within a musically sympathetic home and by the age of seven he began piano lessons with a neighbouring white teacher. This local musician nurtured Joplin’s innate musical gifts and, as well as providing a rudimentary musical education, encouraged his life-long interest in music for the stage.

By the time he left school in Sedalia, Missouri, Joplin was sufficiently advanced to earn his living as a jobbing musician, playing the piano in bars and clubs, writing songs and performing in a dance band, playing piano, banjo and cornet. It was these early experiences that led him and other black musicians to ragtime, a style that had developed from his cultural environment and in particular the dance music of the black communities. In essence Ragtime was a fusion of African rhythms, derived from the black slave community, marching tunes and western European harmony emerging from native American composers such as Louis Gottschalk and Stephen Foster.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Cello Music - PACHELBEL, J. / VIVALDI, A. / ALBINONI, T. / RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, N. / RACHMANINOV, S. (The Sound of Cellos) (Yale Cellos) Delos
DE3042
Instrumental
Chamber Music - COJOCARU, D. / HUMMEL, J.F. / WILLNAUER, J.-M. / STAAR, R. (Insects, Bugs and Other Species) Orlando Records
OR0004
Chamber Music
Clarinet Evergreens Naxos
8.553427
Instrumental
Clarinet Recital: Eley, Marcus - MOORE, D.R. / BATISTE, A. / WHITE, C.C. / AKPABOT, S. / HILLIARD, Q. (But Not Forgotten) Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-92156
Chamber Music
DORSEY, Tommy: Music Maestro, Please (1935-1939) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120580
Jazz
FROLOV: Concert Fantasy on themes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess / Divertissement / Romance / Spanish Fantasy Naxos
8.570583
Chamber Music
HR BRASS: Marches Capriccio
C10839
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
JAZZ LEGENDS - Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Glenn Miller Naxos Jazz Legends
8.102002
Jazz
JOPLIN: Piano Rags, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.559114
Instrumental
JOPLIN: Piano Rags, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.559277
Instrumental
MACMILLAN, Kenneth: Concerto / Elite Syncopations / The Judas Tree [Ballets] (Royal Ballet, 2010) (Blu-ray, HD) Opus Arte
OABD7074D
Ballet DVD
MACMILLAN, Kenneth: Concerto / Elite Syncopations / The Judas Tree [Ballets] (Royal Ballet, 2010) (NTSC) Opus Arte
OA1038D
Ballet DVD
Marches - WEILL, K. / STRAUSS I, J. / KAGEL, M. / RIHM, W. / GRUBER, H.K. (Demilitarised Zones) (HR Brass, Kohler) Capriccio
C5121
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Min Forste Klavermusik (My First Piano Album) Naxos
8.578236
Instrumental
My First Piano Album Naxos
8.578207
Instrumental
ORY, Kid: Ory's Creole Trombone (1945-1953) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120769
Jazz
Piano Recital: Weber, Janice - ASCHER, J. / KASKI, H. / NIEMANN, W. / JENSEN, A. / POLDINI, E. / NEVIN, E. (Cascade of Roses: A Piano Bouquet) Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-92102
Instrumental
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The) Altissimo
75442261012
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 1 (Early Acoustic Recordings) Altissimo
75442261942
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Hail to the Chief - Songs of the Presidents Altissimo
75442255802
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
READE, P.: Saxophone Quartet / FRANCAIX, J.: Petit quatuor / NAGLE, P.: Three Shades of Blues / NYMAN, M.: Songs for Tony (Italian Saxophone Quartet) Delos
DE3333
Instrumental
SPAGHETTI RAG - RAG MUSIC WITH MANDOLINS Naxos
8.557999
Orchestral, Chamber Music, Orchestral
STOR MUSIK FOR SMA ORON Naxos
8.570395
Instrumental
STOR MUSIK FOR SMA ORON (Big Music for Little Ears) - Children's Music Compilation Naxos
8.503156
Chamber Music
STORY OF AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC (THE) Naxos Educational
8.558164-65
Instrumental
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: 50th Anniversary Celebration (A) Altissimo
75442270242
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: On Wings of Song Altissimo
75442260582
Orchestral
UNITED STATES NAVY STEEL BAND: Steel Appeal, 30th Anniversary Altissimo
75442262982
Chamber Music




 
 
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