The Music Plays On — Ragtime

A few weeks ago my friend, the pianist and conductor, Benjamin Loeb, started streaming concerts from his living room of ragtime and classical piano pieces. I’ve enjoyed them immensely because it reminded me of a form of music that was one of the reasons I got into music as a child.

The movie The Sting came out when Ben and I were kids, and Scott Joplin’s rag, The Entertainer, performed by Marvin Hamlisch…