Scott Joplin – was an American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions, and was later dubbed "The King of Ragtime". During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas.
Hungarian composer Béla Bartók was born today in Along with Franz List, they are considered the premier Hungarian composers. Opposing the Nazis, he fled Hungary pre WWII days to America and became an American citizen. He passed in
Glenn Gould: a wilfully idiotic genius? It's 30 years since the death of Glenn Gould, but the pianist still provokes strong reactions. So how do today's top players assess his legacy? Glenn Gould recording the Goldberg Variations in 1955