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Essay on the origin of languages and writings related to music

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; John T Scott
Publisher: Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, ©1998.
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Rousseau's major works continue with a work that situates Rousseau's linguistic and musical theory within his larger philosophical system.

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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
Essay on the origin of languages and writings related to music.
Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, ©1998
(DLC) 98008043
(OCoLC)39257390
Named Person: Jean-Philippe Rameau; Jean-Philippe Rameau
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; John T Scott
ISBN: 9781611681277 1611681278 0585230935 9780585230931
OCLC Number: 44954671
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xliv, 610 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Plan regarding new signs for music --
Letter to the Mercure on a new system of musical notation --
Dissertation on modern music --
Letter on Italian and French Opera --
Letter on "Omphale" (Grimm) --
Remarks on the subject of the letter by M. Grimm on "Omphale" (Raynal) --
Letter to M. Grimm on the subject of the remarks added to his letter on "Omphale" --
"Notice" to Rinaldo da Capua's La Zingara --
Letter from a symphonist of the Royal Academy of Music to his comrades in the orchestra --
Letter on French music --
Observations on our instinct for music and on its principle (Rameau) --
Articles from the encyclopedia --
Errors on music in the encyclopedia (Rameau) --
Continuation of the errors on music in the encyclopedia (Rameau) --
On the principle of melody, or response to the "errors on music" --
Examination of two principles advanced by M. Rameau in his brochure entitled: "Errors on music in the encyclopedia" --
Essay on the origin of languages --
Pronunciation --
On theatrical imitation --
The Levite of Ephraim --
Dictionary of music --
Letter to Mr. Burney and fragments of observations on Gluck's "Alceste" --
Extract from a response by the underlaborer to his frontman concerning a piece from Gluck's "Orfeo" --
App. "Enfin, il est en ma puissance," from Lully's Armide.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; translated and edited by John T. Scott.

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