Scott Joplin: Piano Rags

Scott Joplin: Piano Rags

by Joshua Rifkin

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Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Nonesuch
UPC: 0075597915921
catalogNumber: 79159
Rank: 11253

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Scott Joplin: Piano Rags 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Scott Joplin CD, which features outstanding interpretation and playing by Joshua Rifkin. He plays Joplin in a straightforward manner, as it is written, with the right tempo and touch. I have several Joplin CDs but this one is by far my favorite. (In the other Joplin CDs I own, the pianists play pieces such as "Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer" way too fast, with unnecessary liberties and embellishments). Even though this CD is pricier, it is well worth it. In my opinion, this CD is the best one to own for Joplin's piano rags.
sallyhamm More than 1 year ago
Possibly the original, but certainly the best performances of Joplin's music. Regretably, only half of the 1970s' tracks are on this CD, but it is still a CD to be treasured!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree with the other comments. The tempos are appropriate and not kitchy. The reading of "Solace" is really beautiful. A great collection of an great, overlooked American composer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago