David Thomas Roberts- New Artistry in Ragtime

David Thomas Roberts has composed over 150 new ragtime pieces in a professional career spanning 40 years. He has become one of the most eminent composers working, not only in ragtime but in reviving 19th-century compositional forms in what he calls a neo-Romantic style. He is best known for his “Roberto Clemente” which has become a ragtime standard. Here played by another star of new ragtime Scott Kirby.

His compositions are hauntingly romantic and have a timeless, eternally fresh quality.

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And he continues to create beautiful work. This piece was released only this spring as a tribute to a very ragtime freindly home in Sutter Creek, CA.

Last week he announced that he was debuting a new composition, Nocturne No. 2, at a concert which took place May 11th.

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Later this year we will be publishing a full profile of  David Thomas Roberts including original insights into his recent and forthcoming work which reside where this paper’s focus and classical music intersect.

Joe Bebco is the Associate Editor of The Syncopated Times and Webmaster of SyncopatedTimes.com

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