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Ragtime : its history, composers, and music

John Edward Hasse (Editor, Author), Guy Waterman (Author), Lowell H. Schreyer (Author), Edward A. Berlin (Author), Gunther Schuller (Author), Trebor Jay Tichenor (Author), Neil Leonard (Author), Addison W. Reed (Author), Max Morath (Author), Roland Nadeau (Author), Frank Gillis (Author), Brun Campbell (Author), James Dapogny (Author), Ronald Riddle (Author), Norm Cohen (Author), David Cohen (Author)
Presents an introduction to the history, leading practitioners, and music of ragtime while tracking its manifestations in other musical styles and genres. Here, America's leading ragtime experts, in classic chapters and others written specially for this book, provide the most complete, up-to-date, and informative look available at the music, its makers, and its times. You'll find revealing portraits of such major innovators as Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, James P. Johnson, and a first-time look at ragtime's women artists. The music itself--subtle, original, sophisticated--comes alive in fascinating chapters that cover everything from the timeless beauty of piano rags to ragtime's surprising influences on classical, banjo, and early country music. Here, too, is the America that used ragtime as its theme music--as black artists struggled to be accepted, as the recording and entertainment industries arose, and as composers turned out thousands of rags to feed America's voracioius appetite for popular music. This book is an unparalleled source of facts and figures. There's the biggest liest ever compiled of books and articles about the music; the definitive ragtime discography; the definitive list of ragtime folios and method books for piano, organ, guitar, banjo, violin, and other instruments; rare photographs; and lists of compositions and composers (based on the latest research) throughout the book
Print Book, English, 1985
Schirmer Books, a division of Macmillan, Inc., New York, 1985
Ragtime music
x, 400 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
9780028716503, 9780028726502, 0028716507, 0028726502
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