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20th Century

Scott Joplin

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.

20th Century


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.

Famous pieces:

The Entertainer, "Maple Leaf Rag," "Solace"


April 1, 1917



November 24, 1868

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