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The Ragtime Dance, 1902

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

A later version of the stage work that Joplin had performed in 1899 and 1900 finally reached print in the spring of 1902. At the insistence of his daughter Eleanor, John Stark published it under the ... More


The Winds of Change

Douglas W. Shadle

in Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199358649
eISBN:
9780199358670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358649.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

The universal acclaim attending John Knowles Paine’s symphonies led later writers to dub him the first “great” American symphonist despite the successes of George Frederick Bristow and Ellsworth ... More


A Guest of Honor, 1903

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

Joplin’s first opera, A Guest of Honor, is lost, but evidence indicates it was about Booker T. Washington’s dinner at Theodore Roosevelt’s White House. The opera, with a cast of thirty, was scheduled ... More


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