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Scott Joplin Piano Rags

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  • Joshua Rifkin's 1970 Nonesuch recording of Scott Joplin piano rags—which ignited a national passion for ragtime jazz and, wrote New York magazine, "created, almost alone, the Scott Joplin revival" of the early '70s—has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Recordings in the Hall of Fame are at least twenty-five years old and exhibit qualitative or historical significance, determined by a committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by the Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees.

  • Four decades ago, Nonesuch Records released Joshua Rifkin's recordings of Scott Joplin's Piano Rags that went on to ignite a national passion for ragtime jazz and "created, almost alone, the Scott Joplin revival," as New York magazine wrote. On January 30, Rifkin will make his debut at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge performing the music of Joplin and J.S. Bach in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the album.

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    Joshua Rifkin's Nonesuch recordings of the Joplin rags in the early 1970s ignited a national passion for ragtime jazz and, wrote New York magazine, "created, almost alone, the Scott Joplin revival." The jaunty syncopations and lively melodies of the genre shine through on favorites like “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Joshua Rifkin, piano

    PRODUCTION
    Engineering and tape editing: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz
    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

    Cover design and art direction: Robert L. Heimall
    Cover art: Saul Lambert

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Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 1987 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Joshua Rifkin's Nonesuch recordings of the Joplin rags in the early 1970s ignited a national passion for ragtime jazz and, wrote New York magazine, "created, almost alone, the Scott Joplin revival." The jaunty syncopations and lively melodies of the genre shine through on favorites like “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer.”

Description: 

Joshua Rifkin's Nonesuch recordings of the Joplin rags in the early 1970s ignited a national passion for ragtime jazz and, wrote New York magazine, "created, almost alone, the Scott Joplin revival." The jaunty syncopations and lively melodies of the genre shine through on favorites like “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION
Engineering and tape editing: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Cover design and art direction: Robert L. Heimall
Cover art: Saul Lambert

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79159

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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63
ns_album_id: 
188
ns_album_releasedate: 
Wednesday, July 1, 1987 - 04:00
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0
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0
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597915921BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497099665
Price: 
11.00
Artist Name: 
Joshua Rifkin
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Joshua Rifkin, piano

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