Monday, September 17, 2012

"'Treemonisha,' or 'Der Freischütz' Upside Down" by Marcello Piras

Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917) was a composer of Ragtime and Opera who is featured at  Marcello Piras writes to tell us of an extensive article on Scott Joplin's Treemonisha which recently appeared in Current Research in Jazz,  The relative importance of the modern orchestrations of the music, first by T.J. Anderson and later by Gunther Schuller, is just one of many issues on which scholars and musicians have disagreed.  We do not necessarily reach all of the same conclusions as the author, but we are pleased to link to his article in Current Research in Jazz:

Hi Bill, 

I write to you again after a long silence.  But I haven't forgotten AfriClassical! (Actually, I often peruse it, especially for my classes in Italy).  How are you? Here in Puebla, Mexico life is lovely, despite what TV news may say.  :-)

I am back to Joplin research after a while and have just produced an essay that may interest you. It came out on "Current Research in Jazz", a peer-reviewed on-line scholarly review.  Here's the link to the no. 4 issue:

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