Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Scott Joplin: The Entertainer
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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Best interpretation...is NO interpretation
J. Crown | 02/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is as PLAIN a Ragtime CD as I've ever heard. No frills, no added notes, no interpretation going on here. Not everyone would like this style-without-a-style, but for me it's the best. I like to listen to these recordings with the sheet music in front of me, to see whether I can catch every note. (OK, so I do the same thing with Palestrina...I'm too left-brained to appreciate music the way musical people do.)
If you enjoy the solace of great ragtime, get a Joshua Rifkin or Dick Hyman CD. But if you crave the essence of Joplin's genius in the straightest, blandest form possible, this is the CD for you.
Also, don't dismiss the possibility of listening to a track on this CD, then on the Rifkin CD to develop a keener appreciation of Rifkin's unparalleled Joplin style. "Bethena" is a good one for this, as Rifkin brings so much PASSION to his interpretation. Well, a mechanical piano roll is not going to do that...."
Wonderful - A journey in the earth of American Classic Music
Antonio Ronchi | 04/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This disc is a real gem, with its companion "Elite Syncopation".The original rolls are executed with a vintage piano-reproducer Welte-Steinway 1910, and performed part by Scott Joplin himself (six pieces in total for the two CD)and part by other period pianists.
It is a journey in the earth of American Classic Music, the link between the european salon music and the afro american traditional, with a strong classical compositional background as Scott Joplin himself was proud to say. You can listen to it with the real performing style and with an original piano.
Perfect music for Ice Cream trucks!
Sherian Fletcher | Spokane WA USA | 09/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great CD for ice cream trucks. I am very pleased with this item."