Scott Joplin considered his opera Treemonisha one of his greatest works, but audiences of the time didn’t feel the same. As a result, the opera never premiered until decades after it was finished.
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Music for this episode:
Strolling in Style by Raymond Grouse
Waiting No More by Martin Klem
Into the Silence by David Celeste
Sources for this episode:
King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era by Edward A. Berlin: https://www.amazon.com/King-Ragtime-Scott-Joplin-His-ebook/dp/B01EXC40D8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Scott+Joplin+biography&qid=1600833810&sr=8-1