"Sunflower Slow Drag," A Rag Time Two Step (Scott Joplin and Scott Hayden)

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 a fragrant melodic bouquet from the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin.

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