Scott Joplin

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Scott Joplin
Scott Joplin 19072.jpg
Scott Joplin in Juin 1903. This pictur an aa appears on the cover o "The Cascades" from 1904.[1]
Background information
Bornc. late 1867 or 1868 (tombstane says November 24, 1868)
Northeast Texas, U.S.
OreiginTexarkana, Texas, U.S.
Deid1 Apryle 1917(1917-04-01) (aged 48)
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
  • Componer
  • pianist
  • muisic teacher
Years active1895–1917
Signature Signature of Scott Joplin.svg

Scott Joplin (/ˈɒplɪn/; c. 1867/68 or November 24, 1868– Apryile 1, 1917) wis an African-American componer an pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime composeetions an wis dubbed the "Keeng o Ragtime".[2] In his brief career, he wrote 44 oreeginal ragtime pieces, ane ragtime ballet, an twa operas. Ane o his first, an maist popular pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", becam ragtime's first an maist influential hit, an haes been recognised as the aircheteepal rag.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Berlin (1994) p. 121
  2. Joplin, Scott (1899). Maple Leaf Rag (2nd edition) (sheet music cover). John Stark. p. 1.
  3. Edwards 2008.