Free MP3 from the classic Joshua Rifkin recordings of Scott Joplin’s piano rags



(Le) Poisson Rouge and Nonesuch are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the classic Nonesuch Scott Joplin recordings by Joshua Rifkin. Joshua Rifkin’s recordings of the Joplin rags in the early 1970s ignited a national passion for ragtime jazz and, wrote New York magazine, “created almost alone, the Scott Joplin revival.” These recordings also resulted in the label’s first million-selling record.

On January 30th Joshua Rifkin will make his debut at (Le) Poisson Rouge performing the music of kindred spirits J.S. Bach and Scott Joplin in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the album.

Nonesuch Records has made this recording of Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag” available as a free download for a limited time (it’ll be taken down following the Jan. 30th performance). Take a listen, and if you like you can pick up the album here.

Listen: “Maple Leaf Rag

Get tickets here.