Pianist, conductor, and musicologist Joshua Rifkin enjoys a status of high authority and expertise in four distinct genres -- Johann Sebastian Bach, the Beatles, sacred vocal music of the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries, and in piano ragtime of the early twentieth century. Rifkin's initial line of musical study was as a composer; he was a student of Vincent Persichetti at the Juilliard School, from which he earned a degree in 1964. He also continued his education well after his career as a recording artist started, studying at New York University, the University of Göttingen, and at Princeton where he took a class under Milton Babbitt. Rifkin first made an impact in 1965 when Elektra Records impresario Jac Holzman asked for help in realizing a crazy idea of his, an album of Beatles hits as restated in the musical style of ...
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Scott Joplin: Piano Rags 1970 Scott Joplin: Piano Rags
 
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Digital Ragtime: Music of Scott Joplin 1985 Digital Ragtime: Music of Scott Joplin
 
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