Max Morath discusses his discovery of over 100 ragtime piano compositions by middle class white women. Ragtime was the popular musical form in early 20th century United States. Morath plays selections from his Vanguard recording which features the work of nine such women, which Morath himself recorded from the original manuscripts. In addition, Morath discusses the experience of these composers as both writers and musicians. Interviewed by Mario Casseta. For and edited version of this recording, see archive number KZ1970. Recorded: KPFK, 8 Jan. 1978. No broadcast information on the tap. Restricted distribution rights. No cassette sales.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.