• Igor Stravinsky
  • Rag-Time (1918)

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    Chester Music Ltd (United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Canada, South Africa and all reversionary rights territories)

Published by Chester Music worldwide except for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Canada, South Africa and all reversionary rights territories where the copyright is held jointly by Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG, Mainz, Germany and Chester Music Ltd.

  • 10101.cnt.1.0perccimstr(1.1.1.0.1)
  • 6 min
    • 7th April 2021, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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Stravinsky’s RAGTIME, a concertino for cimbalom, 9 solo instruments and percussion, was composed in March 1918 and the instrumentation was finished just as the armistice was signed on 11 November. This was Stravinsky’s second piece entitled “Ragtime” (the first was one of the dances in SOLDIER’S TALE) and he called them both “essays in jazz portraiture”. He said of RAGTIME that he “borrowed jazz’s rhythmic style not as played but as written”.

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Rag-Time for eleven players

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