Classical Conversations

Lara Downes: Scott Joplin Reconsidered

Lara Downes

In her latest album Reflections: Scott Joplin Reconsidered, pianist Lara Downes reframes the life and work of the pioneering composer and performer Scott Joplin. In this Classical Conversation with WGTE's Haley Taylor, Lara discusses her activities during the pandemic (including starting a record label and making recordings, hosting radio programs, and exploring the work of Black composers), and her new Scott Joplin album in general.

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