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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 26: Ragging on Chopin with Richard Dowling

How ragtime killed the classical star! Concert pianist and entrepreneur, Richard Dowling illuminates some of Chopin's pieces by "ragging" them on the piano. It's a lesson in classical music and ragtime all rolled up in one, topped with live performances, and served with a side of fries.



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Audio production by Todd “Toddry” Hulslander with sarcastic slow claps of approval from Dacia Clay.

Music in this episode includes live performances by Richard Dowling of:

  • Frederic Chopin, Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2
  • Ethan Uslan, Chopin’s Knocked Urn
  • Frederic Chopin, “Revolutionary” Etude in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 12
  • Joseph Lamb, Ragtime Nightingale
  • Claude Debussy, Golliwogg’s Cakewalk (not performed by Mr. Dowling)