The Resource King of ragtime : Scott Joplin and his era, Edward A. Berlin

King of ragtime : Scott Joplin and his era, Edward A. Berlin

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King of ragtime : Scott Joplin and his era
Title
King of ragtime
Title remainder
Scott Joplin and his era
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Edward A. Berlin
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Language
eng
Summary
When it was first published in 1994, King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and his Era was widely heralded not only as the most thorough investigation of Scott Joplin's life and music, but also as a gripping read, almost a detective story. This new and expanded edition-more than a third larger than the first-goes far beyond the original publication in uncovering new details of the composer's life and insights into his music. It explores Joplin's early, pre-ragtime career as a quartet singer, a period of his life that was previously unknown. The book also surveys the nature of ragtime before Joplin entered the ragtime scene and how he changed the style. Author Edward A. Berlin offers insightful commentary on each of all of Joplin's works, showing his influence on other ragtime and non-ragtime composers. He traces too Joplin's continued music studies late in life, and how these reflect his dedication to education and probably account for the radical changes that occur in his last few rags. And he puts new emphasis on Joplin's efforts in musical theater, bringing in early versions of his Ragtime Dance and its precedents. Joplin's wife Freddie is shown to be a major inspiration to his opera Treemonisha, with her family background and values being reflected in that work. Joplin's reputation faded in the 1920s-30s, but interest in his music slowly re-emerged in the 1940s and gradually built toward a spectacular revival in the 1970s, when major battles ensued for possession of rights [Publisher description]
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.J75
LC item number
B5 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
King of ragtime : Scott Joplin and his era, Edward A. Berlin
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King of ragtime : Scott Joplin and his era, Edward A. Berlin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Childhood and family background -- A career before ragtime, 1891-1896 -- Sedalia, cradle of classic ragtime -- Ragtime before Scott Joplin -- Maple leaf rag, 1899-1900 -- An approach to musical theater, 1899-1900 -- Emergence of the house of classic rags -- King of ragtime writers, 1901 -- The ragtime dance, 1902 -- A guest of honor, 1903 -- Freddie, 1904 -- Final days in the Midwest, 1905-1907 -- New York, 1907 -- Seminary music and new directions, 1908-1909 -- Treemonisha, 1910-1911 -- Observations about Treemonisha -- The elusive production, 1911-1913 -- Final years, final publications, 1914-1917 -- Legacy, part 1 : fading into obscurity, 1918-1940 -- Legacy, part 2 : revival and recognition, 1941-1980s -- Appendix A. A Scott Joplin timeline -- Appendix B. The music -- Appendix C. Three songs -- Appendix D. Tom Ireland letter -- Appendix E. Maple Leaf Club incorporation papers
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ocn953150131
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
2nd edition.
Extent
xvi, 434 pages
Isbn
9780199740321
Lccn
2014044721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)953150131

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