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Scott Joplin (Character)
from Scott Joplin (1977) (TV)
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John Stark: You were overpowered by the extravagance of sound, the sheer weight of volume. Your music was never meant to compete at that level. It was just never heard.
Scott Joplin: Well, it will be heard! If volume is what they want, volume is what they'll get!
John Stark: What are you talking about?
Scott Joplin: I'm going to write an opera.
John Stark: An opera?
Scott Joplin: An opera in ragtime. A ragtime opera.
John Stark: Why?
Scott Joplin: Because it is right!
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