Ragtime

The first black music to become hugely popular, but seen by many as a threat, ragtime music accompanied the dawn of the 20th century in the United States.

Conductor and pianist Wayne Marshall looks at the history of ragtime, the way Americans responded to it, and whether it had a role in the emerging classical music tradition of the nation.

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The first black music to become hugely popular, but seen by many as a threat, ragtime music accompanied the dawn of the 20th century in the United States.

Conductor and pianist Wayne Marshall looks at the history of ragtime, the way Americans responded to it, and whether it had a role in the emerging classical music tradition of the nation.

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The first black music to become hugely popular, but seen by many as a threat, ragtime music accompanied the dawn of the 20th century in the United States.

Conductor and pianist Wayne Marshall looks at the history of ragtime, the way Americans responded to it, and whether it had a role in the emerging classical music tradition of the nation.