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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Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Entrée de Polimnie (Les Boréades)
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Entrée de Polimnie (Les Boréades)

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Zaïs (Overture)
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Zaïs (Overture)
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Le Poule
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Le Poule
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Le Rappel des Oiseaux
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Le Rappel des Oiseaux
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Pygmalion: Pantomime très vive
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Pygmalion: Pantomime très vive
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Pygmalion: Air gay pour l'entrée du peuple
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Pygmalion: Air gay pour l'entrée du peuple
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Pygmalion Sarabande pour la Statue
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Pygmalion Sarabande pour la Statue
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Pygmalion (Overture)
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Pygmalion (Overture)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux (Overture)
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Castor et Pollux (Overture)
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L'Apotheose de la Danse - orchestral suite of dance music by Rameau
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L'Apotheose de la Danse - orchestral suite of dance music by Rameau
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in G Major - minor (arr. for accordion): VII. L'Enharmonique
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Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in G Major - minor (arr. for accordion): VII. L'Enharmonique
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Indes Galantes: Prologue
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Les Indes Galantes: Prologue
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La Rappel des Oiseaux
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La Rappel des Oiseaux
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Les Cyclopes
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Les Cyclopes
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Overture to Nais
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Overture to Nais
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Fanfarinette (Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin)
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Fanfarinette (Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
La Poule from Concert en sextuor for strings no. 6 in G minor
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La Poule from Concert en sextuor for strings no. 6 in G minor
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Menuet I-II from Prologue, Les Indes Galantes
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Menuet I-II from Prologue, Les Indes Galantes
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Cyclopes (Pièces de clavecin)
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Les Cyclopes (Pièces de clavecin)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Paladins (Gigue vive)
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Les Paladins (Gigue vive)
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Zais - overture
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Zais - overture
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Naïs (Overture)
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Naïs (Overture)
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Suite from "Les Indes galantes"
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Suite from "Les Indes galantes"
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Entrée de Polimnie (Les Boréades)
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Entrée de Polimnie (Les Boréades)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux: Tristes apprets
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Castor et Pollux: Tristes apprets
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L'Amour est le dieu de la paix (Anacréon)
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L'Amour est le dieu de la paix (Anacréon)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor Et Pollux, Act 1, Scene 3 "Tristes Apprets"
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Castor Et Pollux, Act 1, Scene 3 "Tristes Apprets"
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Chaconne (Les Indes galantes)
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Chaconne (Les Indes galantes)
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Dardanus (Act 5: Chaconne)
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Dardanus (Act 5: Chaconne)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux (Overture)
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Castor et Pollux (Overture)
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Les Paladins (Ouverture)
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Les Paladins (Ouverture)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Pygmalion - acte de ballet
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Pygmalion - acte de ballet
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Zoroastre Overture
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Zoroastre Overture
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Les trois mains (Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin)
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Les trois mains (Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Air vif (torture d'Alphise) from Les Boréades
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Air vif (torture d'Alphise) from Les Boréades
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Dardanus Suite, 1et Air (Grave)
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Dardanus Suite, 1et Air (Grave)
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Dardanus (suites)
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Dardanus (suites)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Concert en sextuor no. 3 in A major/minor (Tambourins I & II)
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Concert en sextuor no. 3 in A major/minor (Tambourins I & II)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Indes galantes (Chaconne)
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Les Indes galantes (Chaconne)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Boreades - Act 4 - Entree de Polymnie
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Les Boreades - Act 4 - Entree de Polymnie
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
L'Egyptienne (Concert en sextuor no.6)
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L'Egyptienne (Concert en sextuor no.6)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Indes galantes (Overture)
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Les Indes galantes (Overture)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Suite No.1 in A minor
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Suite No.1 in A minor
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
La Poule (Nouvelles suites de Clavecin)
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La Poule (Nouvelles suites de Clavecin)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Suite from Platee (Junon jalouse) - comedie-lyrique in three acts (1745)
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Suite from Platee (Junon jalouse) - comedie-lyrique in three acts (1745)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Dardanus - scene 2 - Prologue
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Dardanus - scene 2 - Prologue
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