Scott Joplin : The Entertainer
 

Scott Joplin : The Entertainer



About 'The Entertainer'

Artist: Joplin, Scott (biography)   (sheet music)
Born:1868 , Texarhana, Texas
Died:1917 , 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 Date:1902
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.


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