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Biography of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764): biography, sheet music, recordings, weblinks and literature

Biography of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Baptized in Dijon being son to a organist.
Music studies in Italy
Starts a twenty year carreer as an organist in Dijon, Lyon, Avignon and Clermont-Ferrand
Work on his first book Traite de l´harmonie
He finally moves to Paris. Publication of Traite de l´harmonie.
Puclication of the second book Pieces de clavecin
Organist in Paris at Ste-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie
He finds a taxgoverer as a patron for about twenty years
Opening of a private music school.
Chamber composer of Ludwig the XV.
Defends the French Opera in the war of Buffonists and looses thus his patron
Dies of typhus in Paris
Good friend of Voltaire

Sheet music for flute:

Pieces de Clavecin en Concerts
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(flute (violin), violin, viola, harpsichord)
Rating: easy
  1. Premier Concert (La Coulicam - La Livri - Le Vezinet)
  2. IIe Concert (La Laborde - La Boucon - L'Agacante - Premier Menuet - 2e Menuet)
  3. IIIe Concert (La La Popliniere - La Timide - per Tambourin - 2e Tambourin en rondeau)
  4. IVe Concert (La Pantomime - L' Indiscrete - La Rameau)
  5. Ve Concert (La Forqueray - La Cupis - La Marais)
First edition 1741

Literature von/über Jean-Philippe Rameau

Last edit 21.11.2012