Jean Rameau

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Country of Birth:

France

Year of Birth:

1683

Year of Death:

1764

About the composer Jean Rameau

Jean-Philippe Rameau (French pronunciation:September 25, 1683, Dijon - September 12, 1764) was one of the most important French composers and music theorists of the Baroque era. He replaced Jean-Baptiste Lully as the dominant composer of French opera and is also considered the leading French composer for the harpsichord of his time, alongside François Couperin.
Little is known about Rameau's early years, and it was not until the 1720s that he won fame as a major theorist of music with his Treatise on Harmony (1722). He was almost 50 before he embarked on the operatic career on which his reputation chiefly rests. His debut, Hippolyte et Aricie (1733), caused a great stir and was fiercely attacked for its revolutionary use of harmony by the supporters of Lully's style of music. Nevertheless, Rameau's pre-eminence in the field of French opera was soon acknowledged, and he was later attacked as an "establishment" composer by those who favoured Italian opera during the controversy known as the Querelle des Bouffons in the 1750s. Rameau's music had gone out of fashion by the end of the 18th century, and it was not until the 20th that serious efforts were made to revive it. Today, he enjoys renewed appreciation with performances and recordings of his music ever more frequent.
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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Que ce sejour est agreable

Opera: PlatéeComposer: RameauAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: French

Roles: Platée
2Aux langueurs d'Apollon Daphne se réfusa

Opera: PlatéeComposer: RameauAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: La Folie
3Haine depit jalouse rage

Opera: PlatéeComposer: RameauAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Junon
4Dis donc pourquoi? Quoi? Dis donc pourquoi?

Opera: PlatéeComposer: RameauAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: French

Roles: Platée
5Aquillons trop audacieux

Opera: PlatéeComposer: RameauAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Jupiter
6He bon bon bon

Opera: PlatéeComposer: RameauAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: French

Roles: Platée
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