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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jean-Jacques Rousseau the writer-philosopher was a practicing musician and theorist for years before publication of his first Discourse, but scholars have neglected these fertile, inexhaustible ideas because they were either unavailable in a critical edition or viewed as standing outside the aegis of his system of thought." "This graceful translation remedies both those failings by bringing together the Essay with  Read more...
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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
(OCoLC)681459713
Named Person: Jean-Philippe Rameau; Jean-Philippe Rameau; Jean Philippe Rameau
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; John T Scott
ISBN: 0874518393 9780874518399 1584658002 9781584658009
OCLC Number: 39257390
Description: xliv, 610 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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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Rousseau's major works, available for the first time in a uniform English edition, continue with a work that situates Rousseau's linguistic and musical theory within his larger philosophical system.  Read more...

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