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拉格泰姆之王斯科特·乔普林 爵士乐从他一路走来

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小编摘要:拉格泰姆音乐自诞生之初到现在仍然为王,它出生在一个甚至许多美国人从来没有听说过的小镇。它就是密苏里州中西部的锡代利亚。

拉格泰姆之王斯科特·乔普林 爵士乐从他一路走来



Here's one of those word- association games. If we said "waltz," you'd probably think of Vienna, Austria.
Closer to our home, if we said "Dixieland," New Orleans, Louisiana, would likely rush to mind.
Country music? Nashville, Tennessee. Blues? Memphis, also in Tennessee.
The soul sound of Motown? The Motor City, of course - Detroit, Michigan. Folk? San Francisco or New York City's Greenwich Village.
Now here's a tougher one: How about ragtime?
Ragtime was born, and is still king, in a little town that even many Americans have never heard of.

It's Sedalia, in the Midwest state of Missouri.

Sedalia is a factory town of about 21,000 people. But a century ago, huge cattle drives from Texas passed through on their way north, and two cross-country railroads had big engine shops there.

And all those cowboys and railroad workers frequented saloons and brothels. That meant lots of jobs for piano and banjo players.

Into this scene came Scott Joplin, who played piano in some of those lively establishments . And to keep his intoxicated audience interested, he developed a herky-jerky style of music called ragtime.

It really caught on, in part because it was ideally suited for piano rolls, which were then wildly popular. As these rolls of heavy paper punched with holes slowly turned within so-called "player pianos," they activated the keys and produced tinkly music all by themselves.

That's the short version of the story about ragtime, Scott Joplin, and Sedalia, Missouri. By the way, piano rolls are now historic artifacts . The final ones were made last year, in Buffalo, New York.

这是字词联想游戏的其中一个。如果我们说“华尔兹”,你可能会想到奥地利的维也纳。
再离我们近一些,如果我们说:“迪克西兰爵士乐,”你的脑海中可能马上会浮现新奥尔良,路易斯安那州这些词语。
乡村音乐?田纳西州的纳什维尔。蓝调?孟菲斯,也在田纳西州。
汽车城的灵魂之声?汽车城,当然是密歇根的底特律。民乐?旧金山和纽约的格林尼治村。
现在这里有个难题:拉格泰姆音乐?
拉格泰姆音乐自诞生之初到现在仍然为王,它出生在一个甚至许多美国人从来没有听说过的小镇。
它就是密苏里州中西部的锡代利亚。
锡代利亚是一个拥有大约21000人的工厂小镇。但是在一个世纪前, 来自德克萨斯州的巨大牛群在北上时经过这里,而两条跨乡村铁路成了这里店铺的动力来源。
所有那些牛仔和铁路工人都会经常出入酒吧和妓院。这为钢琴和班卓琴师带来了大量的工作岗位。
就是这种情境下,斯科特•乔普林横空出世,他为钢琴演奏注入了活力。并使为他陶醉的听众一直对此感兴趣,他创造了一种被称为无常风格的拉格泰姆音乐。
它真的抓住了人们的心声,部分是因为它非常适合钢琴卷,然后广受欢迎。这些打孔的厚纸卷慢慢转变成所谓的“自弹钢琴”,它会自动激活琴键并弹奏出悦耳音乐。
这是讲述拉格泰姆音乐一个简单版本的故事, 斯科特•乔普林, 密苏里州的锡代利亚。顺带一提的是,钢琴纸卷现在已经是历史的工艺品。最后一个是去年在纽约布法罗制作。

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