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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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That I, the daughter of Prince Nicholas Bolkonski, asked General Rameau for protection and accepted his favor
The key theoretical text in this regard is Rameau's Observations sur noire instinct pour la musique, el sur son principe (Paris: Chez Prault fils, 1754), and in particular, that text's discussion of the affective implications of flat-ward and sharp-ward harmonic motions respectively, a discussion that comes immediately before the lengthy rebuttals to Rousseau's attacks on Armide that preoccupy Rameau for the remainder of that book.
Rameau, who lived from 1683-1763, was a prodigious composer of opera, ballet, choral music and solo works for the harpsichord, as well as a definitive tome on music theory.
The huge public for Meyerbeer's three most popular operas-- Robert le Diable, Les Huguenots, Le Prophete--came from the bourgeoisie, not from the royal-aristocratic environment in which Lully and Rameau had flourished.
There are also harpsichord solos by French composers Rameau, Daquin and Couperin.
In 1909, Rameau recorded four sides of local dance tunes in duets with a vielle a roue (hurdy-gurdy) for the Gramophone label.
One of them is the 27-year-old Ottawa-born Dantes Rameau, who has accepted a position with the Atlanta Music Project, a new program in Georgia.
Caglar Aydin can play the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach and Jean-Philippe Rameau without any errors.
Florilegium played sonatas and suites by Leclair, Rameau, Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann and Rebel in a thrilling and uncompromising manner, relishing the daring rhythmic and harmonic invention of these composers.
The concert's programme will include a mix of classical and baroque music featuring works from Haydn, Bach and Rameau.
Gounod, Bizet, Mozart, Handel, Rameau, Conti, Bach, Myslivecek, Gluck, Massenet, Respighi, Shostakovich, Britten, Janacek, Dvorak)
Bach is covered thoroughly; other composers have selected works listed, while some, Couperin and Rameau to name a few, are omitted entirely.