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
Nais Prologue Nos. 1-6
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Nais Prologue Nos. 1-6

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Dardanus (Prologue: Overture)
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Dardanus (Prologue: Overture)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Air de la folie: Aux langeurs d'Apollon d'Hebe (Platee)
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Air de la folie: Aux langeurs d'Apollon d'Hebe (Platee)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Paladins (Air de furie)
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Les Paladins (Air de furie)
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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
Tristes apprêts (Castor et Pollux)
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Tristes apprêts (Castor et Pollux)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Dardanus: Prologue - Menuet tendre et rondeau; 1st & 2nd tambourins
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Dardanus: Prologue - Menuet tendre et rondeau; 1st & 2nd tambourins
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Zoroastre Suite (Overture)
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Zoroastre Suite (Overture)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Cyclopes (Pieces de Clavecin)
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Les Cyclopes (Pieces de Clavecin)

Les Cyclopes (Pieces de Clavecin)

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Les Indes galantes (Chaconne)
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Les Indes galantes (Chaconne)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Le rappel des oiseaux (Pieces de clavecin)
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Le rappel des oiseaux (Pieces de clavecin)
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Les Paladins (Air gay)
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Les Paladins (Air gay)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Hippolyte et Aricie, Act V: Chaconne
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Hippolyte et Aricie, Act V: Chaconne
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
A dance from Rameau's Les Boreades
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A dance from Rameau's Les Boreades
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Boreades Acts 3,4 and 5
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Les Boreades Acts 3,4 and 5
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Les Boreades Acts 1 and 2
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Les Boreades Acts 1 and 2
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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
Dardanus Suite Excerpts
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Dardanus Suite Excerpts
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Tambourins 1 & 2 from Les Indes Galantes
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Tambourins 1 & 2 from Les Indes Galantes
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux: Tristes apprets
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Castor et Pollux: Tristes apprets
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Dardanus (Voici les tristes lieux. Montre affreux)
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Dardanus (Voici les tristes lieux. Montre affreux)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Tambourins 1 and 2 (Dardanus)
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Tambourins 1 and 2 (Dardanus)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Air des esprits infernaux (Zoroastre)
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Air des esprits infernaux (Zoroastre)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Boreades (Contredanse très vive)
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Les Boreades (Contredanse très vive)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Platee - comedie-lyrique in 3 acts
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Platee - comedie-lyrique in 3 acts
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux (Overture)
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Castor et Pollux (Overture)
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Hippolyte et Aricie (Act 3: Ritournelle)
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Hippolyte et Aricie (Act 3: Ritournelle)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Zoroastre: Air tendre en rondeau - Air grave - Gavotte en Rondeau - Sarabande - Contredanse
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Zoroastre: Air tendre en rondeau - Air grave - Gavotte en Rondeau - Sarabande - Contredanse
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Dardanus (Act 4; Contredanse)
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Dardanus (Act 4; Contredanse)
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Concert en sextuor No 4 in B flat major
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Concert en sextuor No 4 in B flat major
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Zaïs (Entr'acte)
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Zaïs (Entr'acte)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
La Marais (Pièces de clavecin en concerts)
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La Marais (Pièces de clavecin en concerts)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
In convertendo Dominus
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In convertendo Dominus
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Quam dilecta
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Quam dilecta
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Contredanse (Les Indes galantes)
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Contredanse (Les Indes galantes)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Paroles qui ont précédé le Te Deum
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Paroles qui ont précédé le Te Deum
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Deus noster refugium
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Deus noster refugium
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
Prelude
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Prelude
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
La Poule (Nouvelles suites de Clavecin)
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La Poule (Nouvelles suites de Clavecin)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Suite in E minor: VI. Rigaudons I-II
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Suite in E minor: VI. Rigaudons I-II
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Tambourin (Suite in E minor, Pièces de clavecin)
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Tambourin (Suite in E minor, Pièces de clavecin)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Menuets en rondeau (Les Paladins)
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Menuets en rondeau (Les Paladins)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Tendres plaintes (Pièces de clavecin 1724, Suite in D Major)
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Les Tendres plaintes (Pièces de clavecin 1724, Suite in D Major)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Thunder (Hippolyte et Aricie)
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Thunder (Hippolyte et Aricie)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Surprises de l'amour, RCT 58, Act II, Scene 8: Loure
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Les Surprises de l'amour, RCT 58, Act II, Scene 8: Loure
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