Today’s cultural moment

A classically-trained pianist asks his fans which movie themes should never be played in ragtime, then proceeds to play them in ragtime.

13 Responses to Today’s cultural moment

  1. I love it. Love.It!

    I grew up on ragtime, my dad was a huge fan. Fond memories of weekends with ragtime blasting throughout the house or in the garage, if he was working out there.

    Oh, good memories!

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  2. egorr says:

    Reminds me of Billy Preston!!

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  3. tidalscribe says:

    Thanks for livelivening up the afternoon.

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  4. Dang… That’s talent!

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  5. John Holton says:

    Eubie Blake would say, “Now, THAT’S RAGTIME!”

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  6. The mark of a great melody is that it can be successfully and entertainingly played in any musical style!

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  7. colonialist says:

    Those three are great fun! He brings it off amazingly on the Harry Potter one.
    I think I will go to my piano now, and convert ‘My Heart Will Go On’ to ragtime . . .

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  8. rednig says:

    Cool. Much thanks. Victor Borge used to do this. In a concert he had an opera star singing with him and in the middle of it, he started to play turkey in the straw. Niio.

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  9. He has magical fingers that bloke!, The last offering was the most Ragtime piano,, reminiscent of Scott Joplin or Jelly Roll Morton

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  10. That was great fun. I wonder what he’s do with the music from Jaws.

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  11. I really enjoyed that. He’s talented. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  12. V.M.Sang says:

    Great fun. I enjoyed this.

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  13. Which movie themes (or folk songs or fugue subjects or hymns or leitmotifs or …) should NEVER be played in ragtime?  That’s too easy.  None.

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