Of all of Valeri's Ragtimes the Ragtime for string sextet is Trofimenkos first ragtime. At first as a quintet, later
extended with a solo violin. It can be seen as Trofimenkos most traditional ragtime. It can also be played by string ensemble with solo violin. A version for two violins with piano was also made by the composer; made especially for students of a Moscow Music
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Johannes Brahms felt attracted to the under laying ideas in Baroque compositions, like
Bach's music. Equal to the Baroque composers he preferred structure above emotions. Brahms based his compositions on the craftsmanship of the 'Baroque ' masters: Saying that elaboration is superior to the creative imagination"