|Genre Categories||; ; ;|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||INS 21|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2000|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||2-3 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
Ragtime was composed when I was 19. This is by no means a typical ragtime, having been partially inspired by Stravinsky’s Ragtime for 11 instruments (Stravinsky never actually heard any ragtime before writing his, having just received the sheet music to a piano rag in the mail). So likewise, my atypical “ragtime” combines several styles into one, and likely owes as much to Prokofiev as it does to Stravinsky (and a touch of jazz). Comedy and violence are forced together throughout this brief piece.