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June 11, 2022

Charles T. Downey Briefly Noted: Bolcom’s Complete Rags

William Bolcom, The Complete Rags, Marc-André Hamelin
(released on June 3, 2022)
Hyperion CDA68391/2 | 133’03”
Hard as it may be to believe, there was a time when American had largely forgotten about Scott Joplin and ragtime. In a liner note to this dazzling new recording, composer William Bolcom describes the origins of his obsession with the rag. It began in 1967, when he first heard of

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