Today we’re listening to Scott Joplin, an American pianist and composer. Born in Texas circa 1868, Joplin grew up in a musical family and at a young age set out as an itinerant musician. His talent for improvisation made him a sensational performer of ragtime, a genre of music whose syncopated rhythm was colloquially referred to as “ragged time.”Joplin began composing in the 1890s, and his works would eventually include iconic songs like “The Entertainer” and “Maple Leaf Rag,” which he composed while working at the Maple Leaf Club in Missouri.
Joplin: Rags & Waltzes - Scott Joplin & Alessandro Simonetto (140m, no vocals)
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Nice and varied pacing for background/semi-engaging music for work. Occasionally songs made familiar through pop culture (and like 'The Entertainer') leap out of the mix. And enjoyable suite of songs, and not always played at breakneck speed.