HELIOTROPE BOUQUET - SCOTT JOPLIN AND LOUIS CHAUVIN (1907)
The beautifully lyrical piece was a collaboration between Joplin and the legendary ragtime genius Louis Chauvin. As Chauvin's music had not previously appeared in print, Joplin suggested that in order for him to get his first publication, they should collaborate on this one. The A and B sections were written by Chauvin, the last two by Joplin. One can get some insight into Chauvin's unusual harmonic sense from the haunting A section.