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Scott Joplin: Elite Syncopations
Scott Joplin, W.C. Handy
Scott Joplin: Elite Syncopations
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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All Artists: Scott Joplin, W.C. Handy
Title: Scott Joplin: Elite Syncopations
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shout Factory
Release Date: 6/10/2003
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Marches, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 826663015621

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Exposes the real ragtime
shri | Redmond, WA USA | 11/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I think we have a tendency to play older music to match the expectations of our modern ear. This can bring new views and fresh insights, but it can also lose the original vision of the composer. I enjoy the massive orchestrations played on modern instruments, but I also value the original orchestrations played on period instruments. This disk is an example of the latter. W. C. Handy is one of the greats of the era and here he plays the masterpieces of his time in the style of the time. The clean (re-)recording brings out new emphasis and subtleties that I hadn't heard in modern performances. Eugenia is a lovely piece as is Cleopha. A Real Slow Rag starts out almost in a tango mood. Scott Joplin's New Rag picks up the pace. And there's the continuous thrill of "hearing" W. C. Handy play for us. I keep coming back to this disk for a refreshing look back to the American music of a century ago."