Scott Joplin : The Entertainer



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About 'The Entertainer'



Artist:
Joplin, Scott (biography)
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.
Composed:1902
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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