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Ra·meau

 (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).

Rameau

(French ramo)
n
(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

Ra•meau

(ræˈmoʊ)

n.
Jean Philippe (ʒɑ̃) 1683–1764, French composer and musical theorist.
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The publication of the first two volumes of the new critical edition of the complete works of Rameau is cause for celebration.
In this perspective, Rameau's increasingly extravagant insistence that all music's powers derive from the resonating body, as described in the theory of the fundamental bass, appears as a belated manifestation of quasi-theological accounts of the harmony of the universe found in Pythagoras or Mersenne.
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The Suite from the opera Nais by Jean-Phillipe Rameau opens majestically and has the Entree noble et Fiere at its core.