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 (rä-mō′), Jean Philippe 1683-1764.
French composer and music theorist known for his treatise on harmony (1722) and his ballets and operas, including Castor et Pollux (1737).


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(Biography) Jean Philippe (ʒɑ̃ filip). 1683–1764, French composer. His works include the opera Castor et Pollux (1737), chamber music, harpsichord pieces, church music, and cantatas. His Traité de l'harmonie (1722) was of fundamental importance in the development of modern harmony



Jean Philippe (ʒɑ̃) 1683–1764, French composer and musical theorist.
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Noun1.Rameau - French composer of operas whose writings laid the foundation for the modern theory of harmony (1683-1764)
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Additionally, Rameau advanced one of his central beliefs about music's fundamental worth - that it possessed the potential to convey dramatic meaning independently of text - an idea well worked out in his theoretical writings prior to his first opera in 1733; in addition to a new relationship between music and text, he attempted one between music and drama.
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Most famously representative of that complexity are the treatises of Rameau, whose theories cast such a long shadow that giving him the lion's share of attention proves virtually inevitable.
On Saturday, the reedsman from Lyon made his third visit to Birmingham, bringing over the same band that made Les Violences de Rameau for the German ECM label.
The dialogue became a circular one that began with Rameau and moved to Rousseau's interpretation of Rameau's theory in articles for the Encyclopedic, which was edited by Diderot and d'Alembert, and which in turn was attacked by Rameau.
From that same decade comes less of a rarity, the Pieces de clavecin en concerts (Simax PSC 1095, rec 1992), which Rameau published in 1741.
Subsequent movements are more gracefully contoured, though always with a markedly experimental approach to orchestration in music more pictorial even than Rameau.
The comedie lyrique Les Paladins (1760) is one of the distressingly large number of Rameau operas that have never been recorded in anything like their full state.