American Classics - Joplin: Rags & Waltzes / Rifkin, Southland Singers

Release Date: 11/24/2008
Catalog Number: 5099923447721
Composer: Scott Joplin
Conductor: George Sponhaltz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Southland Stingers
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Pianist and classical conductor Joshua Rifkin is known for his treatments of Scott Joplin's classic ragtime compositions, an association sustained and further explored on this fine collection of tracks. Rifkin brings his own touch to these well-known Joplin tunes, slowing them down and adding modern flourishes at times. The added presence of the Southland Stingers also provides old school hot jazz instrumental interplay. This meeting of vintage jazz with a modern but respectful sensibility should please fans of Joplin and classic ragtime in general.
Works on This Recording
1. Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin
Performer: Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1899 ; USA
2. The Entertainer by Scott Joplin
Performer: Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1902 ; USA
3. The Easy Winners by Scott Joplin
Performer: Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1901 ; USA
4. Gladiolus Rag by Scott Joplin
Performer: Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907 ; USA
5. Pine Apple Rag by Scott Joplin
Performer: Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1908 ; USA
6. Bethena by Scott Joplin
Performer: Ralph Grierson (Piano)
Conductor: George Sponhaltz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Southland Stingers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905 ; USA
7. The Favorite by Scott Joplin
Performer: Ralph Grierson (Piano)
Conductor: George Sponhaltz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Southland Stingers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1904 ; USA
8. Stoptime Rag by Scott Joplin
Performer: Ralph Grierson (Piano)
Conductor: George Sponhaltz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Southland Stingers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910 ; USA
9. Heliotrope Bouquet by Scott Joplin
Performer: Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907 ; USA
10. Paragon Rag by Scott Joplin
Performer: Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909 ; USA
11. Solace by Scott Joplin
Performer: Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909 ; USA
12. Magnetic Rag by Scott Joplin
Performer: Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914 ; USA
13. A Breeze from Alabama by Scott Joplin
Performer: Ralph Grierson (Piano)
Conductor: George Sponhaltz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Southland Stingers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1901 ; USA
14. Pleasant Moments by Scott Joplin
Performer: Ralph Grierson (Piano)
Conductor: George Sponhaltz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Southland Stingers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909 ; USA
15. Wall Street Rag by Scott Joplin
Performer: Ralph Grierson (Piano)
Conductor: George Sponhaltz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Southland Stingers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909 ; USA
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