"Rialto Ripples" Rag (George Gershwin and Will Donaldson)

In its heyday from 1895 to 1918, the syncopated rhythms and sophisticated melodies of ragtime music conquered the world and influenced many "serious" composers, including Erik Satie, Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky. Here's one of George Gershwin's early ventures into the ragtime style.

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