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King of ragtime : Scott Joplin and his era

Author: Edward A Berlin
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: UPSO - Oxford University Press E-Books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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When it was first published in 1994, King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and his Era was widely heralded not only as the most thorough investigation of Scott Joplin's life and music, but also as a gripping read, almost a detective story. This new and expanded edition-more than a third larger than the first-goes far beyond the original publication in uncovering new details of the composer's life and insights into his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Named Person: Scott Joplin; Scott Joplin; Scott Joplin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward A Berlin
ISBN: 9780199740321 0199740321 9780190245221 0190245220
OCLC Number: 953150131
Description: xvi, 434 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Childhood and family background --
A career before ragtime, 1891-1896 --
Sedalia, cradle of classic ragtime --
Ragtime before Scott Joplin --
Maple leaf rag, 1899-1900 --
An approach to musical theater, 1899-1900 --
Emergence of the house of classic rags --
King of ragtime writers, 1901 --
The ragtime dance, 1902 --
A guest of honor, 1903 --
Freddie, 1904 --
Final days in the Midwest, 1905-1907 --
New York, 1907 --
Seminary music and new directions, 1908-1909 --
Treemonisha, 1910-1911 --
Observations about Treemonisha --
The elusive production, 1911-1913 --
Final years, final publications, 1914-1917 --
Legacy, part 1 : fading into obscurity, 1918-1940 --
Legacy, part 2 : revival and recognition, 1941-1980s --
Appendix A.A Scott Joplin timeline --
Appendix B. The music --
Appendix C. Three songs --
Appendix D. Tom Ireland letter --
Appendix E. Maple Leaf Club incorporation papers.
Series Title: UPSO - Oxford University Press E-Books.
Responsibility: Edward A. Berlin.

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