Only a handful of ragtime composers’ names are known to the public today, but there were legions of others who penned spectacular works unheard now over a hundred years later. Additionally, many outstanding works were composed by people who had no way of writing music, such as backwoods ragtime, the boogie-woogie players and blues shouters. Consequently, these pieces have been handed down through the ages via old recordings, piano rolls and continued playing by Dixieland bands. Piano “arrangements” will also be demonstrated. Any piece that could be composed could also be arranged through player piano renditions and/or on the spot renditions of a pianist. These versions always contained the “hallmarks” of the pianists/arrangers at hand, resulting in what is commonly known as “style.” Examples will be explained and demonstrated as well. This performance will include many bygone masterpieces from both the composed, written music and the improvised styles.
|Lecture # W1S3|
|Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.|
| ||Place:||Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus|
| ||Dates:||Saturday — Feb. 1, 2014|
| ||Time:||1:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.|
| ||Fee:||$20 / member; $30 / non-member|