Audio Assignment #6

I hope you enjoyed seeing Rags last week.  I'd like you to compare the opening number from Rags (1986) with the opening number of a similar show, Ragtime, from 1998:

1.  Rags:    I Remember/Greenhorns

2.  Ragtime:    Prologue

Which is a more effective opening number?  Why?

How does each refer to the music of the era (1890-1910)?

How do you sense that the shows might differ?