Plato on Music

Education in music is most sovereign because more than anything else rhythm and harmony find their way to the innermost soul and take strongest hold upon it.  Plato  (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347) Quoted at https://learningwithmusic.weebly.com/index.html  Plato’s name is familiar…

Joplin on ragtime

Don’t play this piece fast. It is never right to play ragtime fast. Scott Joplin (1868-1917) https://blackmusicscholar.com/its-never-right-to-play-ragtime-fast/  According to Wikipedia, Joplin was famous for his ragtime compositions, which included over 100 original ragtime pieces, a ragtime ballet, and two operas. …