Rhapsody in Black

Scott Joplin's love for opera and ballet

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Rhapsody in Black - Scott Joplin's love for opera and ballet

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March 17, 2022

Composer Scott Joplin is best known for his ragtime piano compositions that include ‘The Maple Leaf Rag’ and ‘The Entertainer.’ Like many other Black artists, it was difficult for him to branch out from the one type of composition he was known for. Joplin also wrote operas and a ballet, which never had the success his piano works achieved.

Credits

Host: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Producer: Dan Nass

Writers: Andrea Blain and Scott Blankenship

Executive Producer: Julie Amacher