Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Ragtime Romp-Piano for Playtime

Ragtime Romp-Piano for Playtime

Spring 2001 Music
Ages: All Ages
Producer: Ric Louchard
CD Price: $15.98
Tape Price: $9.98
Review:
Pianist Ric Louchard, whose previous "children's" instrumental albums include "G'Morning Johann," "Hey, Ludwig!," and "G'night Wolfgang," serves up beautifully played ragtime pieces by Scott Joplin. It's not the execution, but the marketing that makes Louchard's recordings children's music. He intends them as both an introduction to great artists and as musical "background" for children's playtime or other activities, and his respect for the music shows in the integrity of his performance. Here, his renditions of Joplin's "Elite Syncopations," "Heliotrope Bouquet," "Peacherine Rag," "The Entertainer," etc., are delightful listening for any age.
Lynne Heffley   ©2001 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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