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In this combined lecture and piano recital, Robert Wyatt guides you through the development of ragtime. Although ragtime was first heard at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, it took another seven years for the new syncopated music to become the rage of the new century. By 1917, ragtime, as well as its most famous composer, Scott Joplin, had died. Learn more about the composers, their unique styles, the new dances created, and the ecstatic energy generated by ragtime music.


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