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    Joshua Rifkin's Scott Joplin Piano Rags Recording Added to Grammy Hall of Fame

    Joshua Rifkin's 1970 Nonesuch Records album 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.

    “Each year it is our distinct privilege to preserve a piece of cultural and music history with our Grammy Hall of Fame inductions,” said Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We are so honored to welcome these timeless masterpieces to our growing catalog of iconic recordings that serve as a beacon of music excellence and diverse expression that will forever impact and inspire generations of creators.”

    Joshua Rifkin's Scott Joplin Piano Rags is available to download in the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, and Amazon, and can be heard below via Spotify and Apple Music.

    This year's class of inductees includes recordings by Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Public Enemy, Patsy Cline, Bo Diddley, James P. Johnson, Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, the Stanley Brothers, and more. For a full list of 2020 recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, visit grammy.com.

    Several Nonesuch artists are nominated for this year's Grammy Awards: Yola with four nominations, including Best New Artist and her album Walk Through Fire; Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year; Rhiannon Giddens for "I'm on My Way" from her album with Francesco Turrisi, there is no Other; Brad Mehldau's Finding GabrielJoshua Redman Quartet's Come What MayCaroline Shaw and Attacca Quartet's Orange; and Kronos Quartet for Terry Riley's Sun Rings. The 62nd Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, January 26.

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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.

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Joshua Rifkin's 1970 Nonesuch Records album 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.

“Each year it is our distinct privilege to preserve a piece of cultural and music history with our Grammy Hall of Fame inductions,” said Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We are so honored to welcome these timeless masterpieces to our growing catalog of iconic recordings that serve as a beacon of music excellence and diverse expression that will forever impact and inspire generations of creators.”

Joshua Rifkin's Scott Joplin Piano Rags is available to download in the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, and Amazon, and can be heard below via Spotify and Apple Music.

This year's class of inductees includes recordings by Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Public Enemy, Patsy Cline, Bo Diddley, James P. Johnson, Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, the Stanley Brothers, and more. For a full list of 2020 recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, visit grammy.com.

Several Nonesuch artists are nominated for this year's Grammy Awards: Yola with four nominations, including Best New Artist and her album Walk Through Fire; Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year; Rhiannon Giddens for "I'm on My Way" from her album with Francesco Turrisi, there is no Other; Brad Mehldau's Finding GabrielJoshua Redman Quartet's Come What MayCaroline Shaw and Attacca Quartet's Orange; and Kronos Quartet for Terry Riley's Sun Rings. The 62nd Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, January 26.

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