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Jean-Philippe Rameau : his life and work

Author: Cuthbert Girdlestone; Philip Gossett
Publisher: Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The definitive biography and critical study of the great 18th-century composer, this volume features full-chapter treatments of Rameau's operas and ballets as well as his chamber music, cantatas and motets, and minor works. Additional topics include acoustic and harmonic theories, links to Lully, and influence on Gluck. More than 300 musical examples, plus appendixes and indexes"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Jean-Philippe Rameau; Jean-Philippe Rameau; Jean-Philippe Rameau
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cuthbert Girdlestone; Philip Gossett
ISBN: 9780486492230 0486492230
OCLC Number: 845085837
Notes: "This Dover edition, first published in 1969 and reprinted in 2014 is a revised and corrected edition of the work originally published by Cassell and Company, Ltd., in 1957. Philip Gossett has prepared a new Introduction specially for the 2013 edition"--Provided by publisher.
Description: xiv, 631 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Cuthbert Girdlestone ; new introduction by Philip Gossett.

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"The definitive biography and critical study of the great 18th-century composer, this volume features full-chapter treatments of Rameau's operas and ballets as well as his chamber music, cantatas and motets, and minor works. Additional topics include acoustic and harmonic theories, links to Lully, and influence on Gluck. More than 300 musical examples, plus appendixes and indexes"--Provided by publisher.

"Definitive full-scale biography and critical study of great 18th-century composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Full chapter treatments of great operas and ballets as well as his chamber music, cantatas and motets, and minor works. Rameau's life and musical times, acoustic and harmonic theories, link to Lully, influence on Gluck and other interesting topics are also included. Numerous useful appendixes, indexes and an extensive bibliography. Over 300 musical examples"--Provided by publisher.

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