so far his music seems listenable but mediocre.
Seems repetitive highly thematic movement without that much harmonic changes during the piece makes it kinda dull to listen to. I know this is celebrated for inventing the ragtime syncopated right hand combined with the steady march left hand.
However here it just seems rather gimicky as the only thing it has going for it. If only ragtime was used as a single theme within a sonata movement rather than something that is used to sustained an entire piece