ragtime, propulsively syncopated musical style, one forerunner of jazz and the predominant style of American popular music from about 1899 to 1917. Ragtime evolved in the playing of honky-tonk pianists along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers in the last decades of the 19th century. It was influenced by minstrel-show songs, African American banjo styles, and syncopated (off-beat) dance ...
Ragtime is a novel by E. L. Doctorow, published in 1975. It is a work of historical fiction mainly set in the New York City area from 1902 until 1912. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Ragtime number 86 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century .
Production history Original Toronto and Broadway production. The musical had its world premiere in Toronto, where it opened at the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts (later renamed the Toronto Centre for the Arts) on December 8, 1996, produced by Canadian impresario Garth Drabinsky and his Livent Inc., the Toronto-production company he headed.
Ragtime ist ein in den USA entstandener Vorläufer des Jazz, der seine Blütezeit zwischen 1899 und 1914 hatte.Er gilt als „Amerikas klassische Musik“ und wird heute im Wesentlichen als Klavierstil wahrgenommen und praktiziert, wurde aber auch auf anderen Instrumenten, besonders auf dem Banjo, aber auch in klein- und mittelformatigen Ensembleformationen gespielt.
Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation A not for profit organization dedicated to preserving the importance of Ragtime music; Scott Joplin's contribution to it; and Sedalia’s role in its history.
RAGTIME, like almost all of Doctorow's novels, raises questions about how far should an author go in mixing fact and fiction, history and fantasy. In his most recent novel, "Homer & Langley", I thought Doctorow went too far, but I don't feel that way about RAGTIME, which arguably is even looser in its distortions of history.
By 1904, Carrie Bruggeman Stark had begun publishing her own compositions with John Stark & Son.