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Scott Joplin

Country of origin: United States of America
Birthday: November 24, 1868
Date of death: April 1, 1917

About Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin was born 1868 as the son of a freed slave and is hailed as the "King of Ragtime". His musical talent was encouraged early in his childhood, after violin and piano lessons Joplin went to become a renowned bar and saloon pianist and played at the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1893. Much of his work praised by his contemporaries where never published and remain lost, among them an opera and a symphony. Joplin's Ragtimes, combinations of Afro-American folk music and European romanticism, remain timeless classics