Dennis Kobray | Meet Scott Joplin - DVD

Go To Artist Page

More Artists From
United States - New Jersey

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Ragtime
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Meet Scott Joplin - DVD

by Dennis Kobray

The effervescent music of Scott Joplin was popularized in the mid 1970s with the film "The Sting", and a love of ragtime music continues to this day. Discover what life was like for an African-American musician at the turn of the 20th century. Dennis Ko
Genre: Jazz: Ragtime
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Act 1
0:00 album only
2. Act 2
0:00 album only


Album Notes
Brilliant pianist Dennis Kobray, wearing a period costume, portrays a friend and fan of Scott Joplin's in this one hour long dramatic presentation on his life, times and music. Born in 1868 to former slaves, Scott Joplin grew up in the post-Reconstruction South where African Americans were denied basic civil rights and economic opportunities. Despite these obstacles, he and others helped create a form of music that captured America's heart. The energy and "feel-good" spirit of this music spread across the Atlantic and influenced many European composers. The polyrhythms and syncopations of West Africa, along with the harmonies and melodies of Europe and North America made ragtime "king" and Scott Joplin the king of ragtime. Today Joplin is acknowledged as one of America's greatest composers. Eight of his most famous works are heard here in their entirety including "The Entertainer" and the first million seller in U.S. history, "The Maple Leaf Rag". With talent, determination and self-discipline, Scott Joplin provided generations to come with a rich musical legacy.



to write a review

Jana Bertova

Dennis Kobray Meet Scott Joplin - DVD
Excellent DVD! My students loved this album! I am going to order all of them (Mozart, Beethoven, Gershwin, Bach!)