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The Complete Rags Of Scott Joplin Vol. 2

by Scott Kirby

Scott Joplin ragtime. More of Joplin's classic rags performed by Scott Kirby. Includes favorites like Pine Apple Rage, Maple Leaf Rag, Scott Joplin's New Rag, The Cascades, and more. Produced by Scott Kirby, and recorded in 01/2000 and 01/2001 in the Whi
Genre: Jazz: Ragtime
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pine Apple Rag
3:48 $0.99
2. Maple Leaf Rag
2:54 $0.99
3. Felicity Rag
3:40 $0.99
4. Elite Syncopations
3:30 $0.99
5. Reflection Rag
5:14 $0.99
6. Something Doing
3:45 $0.99
7. Leola
3:53 $0.99
8. Lily Queen
3:52 $0.99
9. Scott Joplin's New Rag
3:20 $0.99
10. Pleasant Moments
3:37 $0.99
11. The Cascades
3:22 $0.99
12. The Favorite
3:58 $0.99
13. Gladiolus Rag
4:22 $0.99
14. Palm Leaf Rag
4:28 $0.99
15. Rose Leaf Rag
5:12 $0.99
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Album Notes
Pianist Scott Kirby records Joplin's complete ragtime repertoire for the second time in three volumes. This volume contains Maple Leaf Rag, Elite Syncopations, The Cascades, and a mixture of works from all stages of the composer's career.

"In Scott Kirby's playing we encounter the very essence of ragtime. He is the embodiment of the Scott Joplin ideal."
-- Ed Berlin, author of King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era.

"Here is Joplin at its finest, performed by the man whom history may judge to be his most insightful interpreter."
-- Jack Rummel, The Rag Times.

About The Company:

The recordings of Viridiana Productions, L.L.C. represent a grass roots movement designed to promote the new music Terra Verde, as well as various traditions from which it draws. Terra Verde, a contemporary and distinctly American musical art form, fuses elements of European romanticism with New World ethnic styles, such as ragtime, jazz, Latin-American and country.The result is a rich and vital language for our time, and a new stage in the evolution of piano-based composition. Viridiana exists to champion the composers and performers of Terra Verde, and to pay tribute to the innovative and sometimes unheralded forerunners to this exciting new realm of American music.

About The Artist:

Pianist/composer Scott Kirby specializes in distinctly American musical styles which include Classic Ragtime, New Ragtime, Creole Music and Terra Verde. As a performer, he is also an educator, providing historical context and musical insight into the program as it unfolds. Whether on the concert stage or in the classroom, Kirby offers a musical experience which is both informative and intimate, educational yet highly personal. Each presentation is unique and may include examples from North America, South America and the Caribbean, illuminating how a rich musical heritage evolved from a melange of ethnic music and "art music", from the aural and the composed traditions. Various composers include Louis Moreau Cottschalk, Scott Joplin, Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, Jazz pioneer Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton and Ernesto Lecuona of Cuba. Concerts may also contain short pieces from Latin America and the French Caribbean such as the Haitian merengue, the biguine from Martinique, the Puerto Rican danza, the cumbia or the Cuban habanera. In addition, Kirby champions writers of New Ragtime and Terra Verde, contemporary counterparts to the more traditional styles. As a composer, Kirby combines the influence of nineteenth century romanticism with these New World idioms into his own individual, syncopated language. A native of Ohio, Scott Kirby began his study of music at the age of six, and continued formal piano instruction for seventeen years. He worked under Robert Howat of Wittenburg University of Ohio, and Sylvia Zaremba at the Ohio State University. After obtaining an English degree from Ohio State University, Kirby moved to New Orleans and began his professional music career. In the following four years, he recorded the complete rags of Scott Joplin, and made his debut at all of the major ragtime festivals in the United States, as well as festivals in Belgium, France, Norway and Hungary. Kirby now divides his time between performance and composition, and is available for concert appearances, workshops, residencies and festivals.



Scott Joplin's Ragtime
The Complete Scott Joplin, Vol.1
The Complete Scott Joplin, Vol.2
The Complete Scott Joplin, Vol.3
The Complete Scott Joplin, Vol.4
More Damn Good Ragtime
The Complete Rags of Scott Joplin, vol. I (New series in 3 volumes)
Grace & Beauty
On Lincoln Place


Terra Verde
Creole Music
Bucktown in the Nineties
Ragtime Primer
57 Kinds of Blues
Augie Jr. and the Big Mess Blues Band
Some Assembly Required



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Carol Bridges

Scott Joplin Vol. 1 & 2
I have received Scott Joplin's albums Vol. 1 & 2.
I love them, great piano!!

Ruby Leathart

no review--was a gift for someone cross country


definitive modern interpretations of Joplin
As someone who has always maintained that Joplin's rags are the American equivalent of Brahms' rhapsodies, or even Chopin's shorter works, I commend Mr. Kirby on his performance. He always treats the composition with respect, and when he improvises/embellishes, it is unfailingly tasteful and musically appropriate.


Get ragtime piano
I really like this CD, Joplin's piano music at its best. Thanks !!!


where is the Vol.3?
Scott Kirby's Joplin Vol.1 and Vol.2 are just COMPLETE!!
How can I get the Vol.3??


Fresh and sensitive interpretations
This CD opens with beautifully paced versions of two of Joplin's best known pieces, "Pine Apple Rag" and "Maple Leaf Rag." And then Scott Kirby does what he does so well: brings Joplin's lesser known works out of obscurity and makes us care deeply about them. For anyone who played their soundtrack of "The Sting" to death, Kirby's arrangement of "Gladiolus Rag" will be nothing short of a revelation. Other tunes like "Felicity Rag" and "Lily Queen" are infused with new meaning from this matchless interpreter of the classics.

Lee B.

The Complete Scott Joplin, Vol 2
loved the CD-Scott Kirby is fantastic. Now I want the other volumes!!!!!!!!!!


A very enjoyable CD.
We heard Scott play many of the rags on this CD at a concert. The CD captures the relaxed and easy style of Scott and these rags. This is an enjoyable and very listenable CD.


A delightful CD that lifts my heart to listen to
I have been a Scott Joplin fan for years - this artist plays his music with a lightness of touch and a flow that lifts my heart and my mood when I hear it. You cannot help but smile when Mapel Leaf Rag is playing - it is delightful! Thank you for such an enjoyable piece.
This review is sent from sunny Ireland.