this). Jazz is loose, vibrant, and free-and ragtime is
With Joshua Rifkin's recordings of Scott Joplin, and the hit movie "The Sting"
with Joplin soundtrack, a new audience and new generation of classical pianists
were introduced to ragtime.Yes, a case can be made
(as Joplin wanted) that ragtime is (as valid as) classical music. But that is
another article for another day.