Having reached Grade V111, I left home and had no access to a piano for the best part of 20 years.
Since my divorce, and the repatriation of my beautiful (if not technically brilliant) piano, I have been making a huge effort to play every day.
I have always loved Scott Joplin. He was a genius - way ahead of his time, and sadly not fully appreciated in his own lifetime.
My dad had two records of Joshua Rifkin playing Scott Joplin. I played them over and over.
And this is the piece I loved the most.
I have just downloaded the sheet music, and much to my surprise, I am finding it easier to sight read than I thought I would.
Anyone out there who loves music.... please just have a listen. I can't believe you wouldn't enjoy this - especially as I'm not murdering it!!!