Scott Joplin Collected Piano Works ePUB ✓ Joplin

In addition to the 54 original and collaborative works presented in this impressive volume Scott Joplin The Collected Piano Works includes 34 pages of scholarly insight and history that help the pianist determine performance practices and authentically reproduce the sound and style Joplin intended With editions of 19 publishers reproduced in this volume a colorful variety of music typefaces and printing styles is offered Together with the evocative original cover designs they present a vivid panorama of the Ragtime Era Because study of the original publications has revealed great numbers of errata of various kinds and since this edition is primarily intended for study and performance the editors have incorporated corrections into the facsimile pages rather than perpetuate original errors for antiquarian interestTitles include Maple Leaf Rag The Entertainer The Chrysanthemum Rosebud Eugenia Gladiolus Rag Wall Street Rag Solace Paragon Rag Lily Queen Heliotrope Bouquet Kismet Rag School of Ragtime Swan Rag Treemonisha and


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  1. says:

    A Treasury Of Scott JoplinThis wonderful collection of the piano music of Scott Joplin 1867 1917 was originally published by the New York Public Library in 1971 and edited by Vera Brodsky Lawrence With additions in 1981 the book includes the score for virtually all of Joplin's solo piano works including 41 original works 7 collaborative works 3 miscellaneous works and 3 additional rags added to the volume in 1981 when permission was secured from the holder of the copyright I have had this volume for many years and continue to study and learn from it in playing familiar works and learning new pieces The volume is an endless source of delight and inspirationBorn in east Texas to a father who had been a former slave and to a free black mother Joplin showed musical talent at an early age and received free piano lessons oriented towards classical music from a local white teacher who recognized his talent At 14 Joplin left home and assumed a wandering life in hopes of furthering his dream to become a composer and musician He ultimately settled in St Louis and Sedalia Missouri where he began to compose the ragtime that would make him famous Late in life Joplin moved to New York City where he continued to compose ragtime while spending most of his energy on his opera Treemonisha His music was in danger of being forgotten until interest revived in the early 1970s through the use of his music in the movie The Sting the revival of Treemonisha and the publication of this volume of his musicThis volume includes familiar and unfamiliar Joplin The most familiar of his ragtime works are the Maple Leaf Rag 1897 and The Entertainer 1902 which became famous when used in The Sting Among the other rags I have enjoyed and learned to play over the years are Elite Syncopations 1902 Weeping Willow Rag 1903 Pine Apple Rag 1908 Wall Street Rag 1909 and several others Joplin also combined with friends and students in writing some pieces including Heliotrope Bouquet 1907 with the gifted but troubled Louis Chauvin and Swipesy 1900 which Joplin wrote with his young student Arthur Marshall Joplin also wrote beautiful waltzes including Bethena 1905 and Binks Waltz 1905 He also wrote a tango called Solace 1909Joplin's music is varied strongly syncopated and melodious Joplin tried to combine African American and classical music idioms to help create a distinctively American music This is an elusive goal that has been pursued by many other composers His piano music is not easy to play but is generally within the reach of determined amateurs such as myself Joplin wrote a set of exercises the School of Ragtime 1908 to help aspiring pianists learn the skills needed to play his music Joplin also said regarding his worksThat real ragtime of the higher class is rather difficult to play is rather a painful truth which most pianists have discovered Syncopations are no indications of light and trashy music and to shy bricks at `hateful ragtime' no longer passes for musical cultureIn addition to the musical scores this book includes a lengthy introduction Scott Joplin Black American Classicist by ragtime scholar Rudy Blesh which offers an excellent overview of the composer's life and music and of performance practices Over the years I have played Joplin for my own enjoyment for friends and at various venues on a volunteer basis When I play for others I generally combine classical works with a performance of Joplin's Bethena together with some of the ragtime works I find that Joplin's music is almost invariably the best received of the works I perform by both knowledgeable and less knowledgeable audiencesScott Joplin remains an American treasure As Joplin wished his music breaks down claimed musical boundaries between classical and popular This volume will bring joy to lovers of the piano and to serious pianists whether amateur or professionalRobin Friedman


  2. says:

    Actually a great volume and the first of two although I haven't yet seen the Works for Voice anywhere The introduction gives us a Joplin bio a potted history of ragtime and its social importance a brief analysis of the textual problems faced when editing Joplin's original scores and a bit of a guide for the performer The music comes from a variety of sources and the editors have allowed it to remain in the different typefaces with the original covers for some of the scores Really great stuff