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Rameau, Jean-Philippe (opera)locked

  • Graham Sadler


(b Dijon, bap. 25 Sept 1683; d Paris, 12 Sept 1764). French composer and theorist . He has long been recognized as one of the greatest figures in French musical history. A theorist of European stature, he was also France’s leading composer in the 18th century. While he made important contributions to the cantata, the motet and, more especially, keyboard music, many of his finest and most ambitious works are in the field of dramatic music, where they stand alongside those of Lully and Gluck as the pinnacles of pre-Revolutionary French opera....

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