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The Maple Leaf Rag, 1899–1900

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Scott Joplin worked with both the ragtime song and the instrumental rag, but it was with the latter that he reached greatness. Instrumental rag evolved from joining the syncopated ragtime rhythms ... More


Maple Leaf Rag, 1899–1900

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/9780199740321.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

In addition to joining the musical life of Sedalia, Joplin mentored several young ragtime composers: Arthur Marshall, Scott Hayden, and Brun Campbell. Joplin published his first rag, Original Rags, ... More


Legacy, Part 1: Fading into Obscurity, 1918–1940

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/9780199740321.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

Maple Leaf Rag remained in the repertory through the 1920s and 1930s, being recorded far more often than in the previous two decades, and it was used in several movies in the 1930s, but memory of ... More


King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Edward A. Berlin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

Scott Joplin (ca. 1867–1917) was one of the most prominent and admired ragtime composers of the period (ca. 1893–ca. 1920). Starting his music career as a stage minstrel and quartet singer, he took ... More


Sedalia, the Cradle of Classic Ragtime

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Scott Joplin enjoyed his first real success while living in Sedalia. He became a published composer of ragtime, attaining nationwide fame as creator of the Maple Leaf Rag. Sedalia is in central ... More


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