Monday, September 15, 2008

Chamber Quartet Plays Scott Joplin at Book Group Discussion of 'The Last Cattle Drive'

[Joplin Piano Rags; Roy Eaton, piano; Sony SBK 833 (1995)
Sunday, September 14, 2008 10:06 am
Posted by: kaite stover
While attending a reading Saturday night, I was struck with an idea for my book group to enhance a discussion, but I’m not certain we’d have time for book chat when all is said and done. The event I attended was a deft mix of author reading, discussion of the author’s work and performance of four short pieces by a chamber quartet of works selected to go with the literature.”

For those interested, this particular reading featured four Kansas City Symphony string musicians playing works from Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, and Antonin Dvorak and readings and discussion of The Last Cattle Drive and other works by Robert Day, facilitated by the author. It was an intriguing way to mix my two favorite mediums, books and music.” [The Ragtime and Classical Composer and Pianist Scott Joplin (1868-1917) is profiled at

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