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Artist: Wright, Bryan
Title: Syncopated Musings - Classic Piano Rags And Ragtime Waltzes
Format: CD
Label: RIVERMONT  ( http://www.rivermontrecords.com )
Catalog Number:2204
Barcode:825346148823 itemnumber=1000116332
Price: $13.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: CLASSICAL
Release Date: 4/15/2014
Availability: In Stock
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Pianist Bryan Wright plays the classic ragtime of Scott Joplin and his contemporaries with a "warmth that is often missing in other ragtime recordings" (Jack Rummel, Ragtime Music Reviews). Though Joplin has been widely lauded as the "King of Ragtime Composers," the ragtime era was rich with gifted composers writing tuneful syncopated melodies to satisfy the public's demand for ragtime. In addition to such Joplin standards as "Maple Leaf Rag," "Bethena," "Magnetic Rag," and "Heliotrope Bouquet," this disc features other delights ranging from May Aufderheide's exciting "The Thriller!" to Arthur Marshall's bluesy "Ham And!" to Joseph Lamb's Chopin-inspired "Ragtime Nightingale" to Harry Jentes's quirky vaudeville showpieces "Smiles and Kisses (A Syncopated Classic)" and "Bantam Step." In more than an hour of music that is hauntingly beautiful one moment and full of fire and pep the next, let Bryan Wright take you on a musical tour of the Ragtime Era!

Track Listing
 1. 
[2:20] The Thriller!

 2. 
[3:22] Ham And!

 3. 
[3:53] Country Club

 4. 
[5:40] Magnetic Rag

 5. 
[3:11] Smiles and Kisses (A Syncopated Classic)

 6. 
[4:05] Pastime Rag No. 4

 7. 
[4:21] Binks' Waltz

 8. 
[2:28] Rooster Rag

 9. 
[4:13] Weeping Willow

10. 
[3:50] Ragtime Nightingale

11. 
[2:37] Bantam Step

12. 
[7:08] Harmony Club Waltz

13. 
[3:28] Sleepy Sidney

14. 
[4:30] Heliotrope Bouquet

15. 
[4:49] Bethena - A Concert Waltz

16. 
[2:45] Maple Leaf Rag

Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Release Bit Depth: 16 Bits
Release Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
Release Encoding: Digital
Original Recording Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Original Recording Engineer: R. Paul Brier
Initial Source Master Format: Digital
Mixdown Master Format: Digital
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