Scott Joplin : The Entertainer
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About 'The Entertainer'
||Joplin, Scott (biography) (sheet music)|
, Texarhana, Texas
, New York
|The Artist:||African-American composer and pianist. He composer many of the most popular ragtime classics, such as The Entertainer, and the Maple Leaf Rag.|
|Composition Info:||"The Entertainer" is sub-titled "A rag time two step", which was a form of dance popular until about 1911, and a style which was common among rags written at the time.|
Scott Joplin was the first classically trained black composer to become a household name in America. Ragtime was eventually succeeded by jazz.
In 1973 "The Entertainer" was used as the theme music for the multiple Oscar winning film The Sting.