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The Welsh songbird flies over the Atlantic to pluck some American classics for her Collection.
Scott Joplin was the first great African-American composer, affectionately known as 'The King of Ragtime'. He made a huge contribution to the invention of a new musical language, which mixed African-American music with European classical, work songs, gospel hymns, spirituals and dance tunes. Joplin began having his music published when he was in his 20s and his 'Maple Leaf Rag' of 1899 brought him fame and a steady income for life. 'Of course there’s also The Entertainer, which was used in the film The Sting,' says Katherine, 'and I am somewhat partial to his Elite Syncopations.'
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