Scott Joplin - King Of Ragtime

Humphrey Lyttelton examines the life and career of the son of a slave who became one of this century's best-known composers.

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The programme features a wide selection of Joplin's work, including some lesser-known compositions.

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Humphrey Lyttelton examines the life and career of a man who elevated ragtime to new standards of creativity, channelling his writing talents into a ragtime opera