The Ragtime Legend
Syncopated and lively. Revered as the "King of Ragtime" for his iconic piano compositions.
It is never right to play ragtime fast.
Scott Joplin was an African-American composer and pianist. His ragtime compositions blended African-American musical traditions with European classical forms, creating a distinctive and influential style. Joplin's works continue to be beloved for their infectious rhythms and melodic charm.
The Entertainer, "Maple Leaf Rag," "Solace"
April 1, 1917
November 24, 1868