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
Pieces de Clavecin: Le rappel des oiseaux, Les soupirs, Les cyclops
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Pieces de Clavecin: Le rappel des oiseaux, Les soupirs, Les cyclops

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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)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
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)
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La Marais (Pièces de clavecin en concerts)
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La Marais (Pièces de clavecin en concerts)
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In convertendo Dominus
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In convertendo Dominus
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Quam dilecta
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Quam dilecta
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Contredanse (Les Indes galantes)
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Contredanse (Les Indes galantes)
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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
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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)
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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
Le rappel des oiseaux (Pieces de clavecin)
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Le rappel des oiseaux (Pieces de clavecin)
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
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Entrée de Polimnie (Les Boréades)
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Entrée de Polimnie (Les Boréades)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Surprises de L'amour: Act 2: L'Enlevement d'Adonis
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Les Surprises de L'amour: Act 2: L'Enlevement d'Adonis
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Tambourin
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Tambourin
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Pygmalion (Overture)
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Pygmalion (Overture)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Indes galantes (Overture)
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Les Indes galantes (Overture)
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Danse des Sauvages (Les Indes galantes)
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Danse des Sauvages (Les Indes galantes)
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Gavotte et doubles (Suite in A minor)
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Gavotte et doubles (Suite in A minor)
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Castor et Pollux (Overture)
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Castor et Pollux (Overture)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Ouverture: Castor et Pollux
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Ouverture: Castor et Pollux
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
L'Opéra des Opéras: Lieux funestes (Dardanus)
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L'Opéra des Opéras: Lieux funestes (Dardanus)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Deuxième Entrée; La Musique (Les Indes galantes)
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Deuxième Entrée; La Musique (Les Indes galantes)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Gavotte avec six doubles in A minor (Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin)
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Gavotte avec six doubles in A minor (Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
3 pieces from "Les Indes Galantes" & Le Rappel des Oiseaux
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3 pieces from "Les Indes Galantes" & Le Rappel des Oiseaux
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Dardanus (Overture)
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Dardanus (Overture)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Suite in E minor
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Suite in E minor
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Daphnis et Eglé (Overture)
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Daphnis et Eglé (Overture)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Indes galantes (Chaconne)
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Les Indes galantes (Chaconne)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Hippolyte et Aricie, Act V: Chaconne
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Hippolyte et Aricie, Act V: Chaconne
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Air en rondeau (Dardanus)
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Air en rondeau (Dardanus)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Platée: suite of dances
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Platée: suite of dances
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Hippolyte et Aricie: excerpts
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Hippolyte et Aricie: excerpts
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