The Ragtime Music of William Bolcom

William Bolcom

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American composer William Bolcom has made some 30 CDs of popular American music and more than 100 CDs with his other music on them. But his secret delight is the music of ragtime. The Lark Quartet played Bolcom's arrangements of two of his own rags, when they performed at Washington D.C.'s National Academy of Sciences recently. They played the "Graceful Ghost Rag" and the "Incinerator Rag."

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