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Rameau and musical thought in the Enlightenment

Author: Thomas Street Christensen
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Cambridge studies in music theory and analysis, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first intellectual biography of the French composer and theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau, the 'Newton of the Arts'.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Jean-Philippe Rameau; Jean Philippe Rameau; Jean Philippe Rameau; Jean-Philippe Rameau
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Street Christensen
ISBN: 0521420407 9780521420402
OCLC Number: 26974717
Description: xviii, 327 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Contents: Rameau and the Enlightenment --
Rameau as music theorist --
Precursors of harmonic theory --
The generative fundamental --
The fundamental bass --
The corps sonore --
Mode and modulation --
Rameau and the philosophes --
D'Alembert --
The final years --
Appendix: A note on harmonic and arithmetic proportions --
Appendix: "L'art de la basse fondamentale" and Gianotti's Le guide du compositeur.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in music theory and analysis, 4.
Responsibility: Thomas Christensen.
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"Ian Bent's foreward describes this intellectual biography as the first to survey the totality of Rameau's work, incorporating recently discovered materials, along with glimpses of his Read more...

 
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