Scott Joplin

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by Scott Joplin

Biography

24 November 1868, Texarkana, Texas, USA, d. 1 April 1917, New York City, New York, USA. Joplin’s father was born into slavery, becoming a freedman with Emancipation in 1863. A musical individual, he encouraged the musical aspirations of his sons and daughters. Scott Joplin, who was originally self-taught, moved to St. Louis while still in his teens, by which time he was an accomplished pianist. Although adept in various styles, including that of contemporary classicists such as Louis M.... Read more

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ragtime
jazz
piano
instrumental
classical
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