Jean‐Philippe Rameau

French composer of the Baroque era. Born 25 September 1683. Died 12 September 1764
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
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1683-09-25
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Jean‐Philippe Rameau

Jean‐Philippe Rameau Biography (BBC)

Jean-Philippe Rameau was aged 50 before his first opera, Hippolyte et Aricie, was premiered in Paris. By the time of his death 30 years later he had composed over 30 stage works, and produced around 40 works of musical theory.

Born in Dijon, Rameau held a succession of organist posts before moving permanently to Paris in 1722. In the same year his influential Traité de l'harmonie was published. During this time he was known largely as a composer of keyboard music and cantatas, but with his early operas, among them Les Indes galantes (1736) and Les fêtes d'Hébé (1739) he won a reputation for strengthening the dramatic role of music in his stage-works, displeasing the more conservative followers of Lully. After a period under the patronage of the financier La Pouplinière, Rameau won favour at the Royal Court, and was appointed a royal chamber music composer. Despite his hard-won success as an opera composer - especially in the genre of the tragédie lyrique - Rameau returned to his theoretical treatises from the 1750s, though he managed to complete two further major works, Les Paladins (1760) and Les Boréades (1763).

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Suite in A
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Suite in A

Suite in A

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Beatrice Martin
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les cyclopes
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Les cyclopes
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Allez, Jeune Guerrier (Dardanus)
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Allez, Jeune Guerrier (Dardanus)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
La Triomphante (Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin)
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La Triomphante (Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
L'Egyptienne
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L'Egyptienne
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Boréades - Act 4, Sc 4, Entrée de Polymnie
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Les Boréades - Act 4, Sc 4, Entrée de Polymnie
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Dardanus (Act 5: Chaconne)
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Dardanus (Act 5: Chaconne)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Nais - Overture
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Nais - Overture
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Suite in A minor - Gavotte et ses Doubles
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Suite in A minor - Gavotte et ses Doubles
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Dardanus (Chaconne)
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Dardanus (Chaconne)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
La Dauphine
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La Dauphine
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
L'Egyptienne (Suite in G major)
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L'Egyptienne (Suite in G major)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Pièces de clavecin, Book 3
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Pièces de clavecin, Book 3
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Pièces de clavecin, Book 1 – Prelude in A minor
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Pièces de clavecin, Book 1 – Prelude in A minor
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Sauvages (Suite in G major for harpsichord)
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Les Sauvages (Suite in G major for harpsichord)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Thétis
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Thétis

Thétis

Ensemble
Les Musiciens de Monsieur Croche
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Dardanus (suites)
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Dardanus (suites)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Trois Mains (from Suite in A minor)
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Les Trois Mains (from Suite in A minor)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les sauvages (Suite in G minor, Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin)
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Les sauvages (Suite in G minor, Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Nais Prologue Nos. 1-6
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Nais Prologue Nos. 1-6
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
L'entretien des Muses (from Pieces de clavessin, Paris 1724)
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L'entretien des Muses (from Pieces de clavessin, Paris 1724)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
La poule (The Hen)
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La poule (The Hen)

La poule (The Hen)

Performer
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Rigaudon No. 1 arr. for guitars from Pieces de Clavecin, 1724
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Rigaudon No. 1 arr. for guitars from Pieces de Clavecin, 1724
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Le rappel des oiseaux arr. for guitars from Pieces de Clavecin, Concert No 2
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Le rappel des oiseaux arr. for guitars from Pieces de Clavecin, Concert No 2
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Prelude from "Premier livre de pieces de Clavecin"
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Prelude from "Premier livre de pieces de Clavecin"
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Overture to Nais
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Overture to Nais
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Indes galantes Suite
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Les Indes galantes Suite

Les Indes galantes Suite

Orchestra
Concert Des Nations
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Suite In A Minor - Prelude
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Suite In A Minor - Prelude
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Paladins (Air de furie)
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Les Paladins (Air de furie)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Forets paisibles - from Les Indes Galantes
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Forets paisibles - from Les Indes Galantes
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Le Rappel des Oiseaux in E minor, from Pieces de clavecin (1724, revised.1731)
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Le Rappel des Oiseaux in E minor, from Pieces de clavecin (1724, revised.1731)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Symphonies and Dances
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Symphonies and Dances

Symphonies and Dances

Performer
Bratislava Wind Quintet
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Concert en sextuor No 4
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Concert en sextuor No 4
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les fêtes d'Hébé (Overture)
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Les fêtes d'Hébé (Overture)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Suite in D Minor/Major: VI. L'Entretien des Muses
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Suite in D Minor/Major: VI. L'Entretien des Muses
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux (Overture)
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Castor et Pollux (Overture)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Indes Galantes: Prologue
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Les Indes Galantes: Prologue
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux: Tristes apprets
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Castor et Pollux: Tristes apprets
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Requiem aeternam (Messe de Requiem sur des themes de 'Castor et Pollux')
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Requiem aeternam (Messe de Requiem sur des themes de 'Castor et Pollux')
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Gavotte et doubles in A minor
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Gavotte et doubles in A minor
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
La Poule (Concert en sextuor No 6 in G minor)
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La Poule (Concert en sextuor No 6 in G minor)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
La Poule - from Novelles suites de Clavecin
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La Poule - from Novelles suites de Clavecin
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Indes Galantes (Danse du grand calumet de la Paix executée par les Sauvages)
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Les Indes Galantes (Danse du grand calumet de la Paix executée par les Sauvages)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Rameau Oopera Gala Part 2 (excerpts Les Boréades, Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour', Platée
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Rameau Oopera Gala Part 2 (excerpts Les Boréades, Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour', Platée
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Rameau Opera Extracts - including Platée, Les Fêtes d'Hébé, Anacréon, Acante et Céphise and Pygmalion
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Rameau Opera Extracts - including Platée, Les Fêtes d'Hébé, Anacréon, Acante et Céphise and Pygmalion
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
March pour les differentes nations (Dardanus)
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March pour les differentes nations (Dardanus)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Rossignols amoureux (Hippolyt et Aricie)
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Rossignols amoureux (Hippolyt et Aricie)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux - tragedie en musique vers. original
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Castor et Pollux - tragedie en musique vers. original
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