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of the Month
November, 2014


Joplin Facts:

Born: November 24, 1868
Died: April 1, 1917
Country: America

Copland Trivia:

Joplin was dubbed the "King of Ragtime Writers" because of the 44 ragtime pieces and one ragtime ballet he wrote.

Many people are familiar with Joplin because of his composition "The Entertainer."

Joplin never made an audio recording. However, seven piano rolls made for player pianos preserve his playing.  

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You've heard of a "Jack of all trades" but these are a different kind of jack. 
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