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The Elusive Production, 1911–1917

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/9780195101089.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1912, Scott Joplin met with Harry Lawrence Freeman, a reputable black composer and conductor with operatic experience. With these credentials, it is not surprising that Joplin consulted with him. ... More


The Legacy of Scott Joplin

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/9780195101089.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

The author posits that although Scott Joplin was only forty-nine and underprivileged when he died, he was already of a generation whose time had passed. Joplin was a focus for much of the ragtime ... More


King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Edward A. Berlin

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1974, the academy award-winning film The Sting brought back the music of Scott Joplin, a black ragtime composer who died in 1917. Led by The Entertainer, one of the most popular pieces of the ... More


The Early Years, 1868–1893

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/9780195101089.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Known as the “King of ragtime writers,” Scott Joplin composed music unlike any ever before written. As an African-American born to the first post-slavery generation, Joplin had a dream of artistic ... More


Political Currents and Black Culture in Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha

Ann Sears

in Blackness in Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036781
eISBN:
9780252093890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036781.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter examines politics and black culture in Scott Joplin's Treemonisha, a love story that also lays emphasis on the main character's education and its benefits to her and the plantation folk, ... 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


Reinventing Wheels

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Joshua Rifkin’s career as conductor, harpsichordist and pianist has taken him from Antoine Busnoys to Johann Sebastian Bach, and Igor Stravinsky to Scott Joplin—with, along the way, the spoof The ... More


Explosions: April 1917

E. Douglas Bomberger

in Making Music American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190872311
eISBN:
9780190872342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872311.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

On 2 April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson urged Congress to enter the European war, and Congress voted to do so on Friday, 6 April. On the 15th of that month, Victor released the Original Dixieland ... More


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