Original Rags & Waltzes
This CD contains seventeen rags and three waltzes written for solo piano by John Partridge and performed by the composer. A composer of everything from opera to blues, Mr. Partridge regularly appears at ragtime festivals around the country. His 'Ten Rag Miniatures' (featured on this CD) have become a favorite with piano teachers who use them to introduce their students to ragtime. Mike Schmitz, host of 'From Rags to Wishes' on KHDC-FM commented: '[the] CD is excellent! I think it's a solid addition to new ragtime and I've been listening to it a lot... [The Lake Superior Rag] sounds like something Liszt or Beethoven would attempt had they lived in the ragtime era. The mix of tone colors elevates Partridge's work to a level well above what some of the other neo composers write...All in all, very well done.' If you like classical music and ragtime this CD is for you!