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Mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry (center) in a 2010 production of Scott Joplin's Treemonisha at the Châtelet Theater in Paris.
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March 19, 2013 While Scott Joplin was the king of ragtime, he had his heart set on writing opera. His only surviving score, Treemonisha, ends with a slow march that's "happy as a bird in June."
June 10, 2008 Tired of paying too much for gas? Take a virtual road trip with some of America's greatest composers. Stops include Leonard Bernstein's New York and Charles Ives' New England, Ferde Grofe's Grand Canyon and Virgil Thomson's Great Plains.
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