Jean-Philippe Rameau (25 September 1683 – 12 September 1764) was one of the most important #French composers and music theorists of the #Baroque era.
#Rameau 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 #JeanPhilippRameau'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) and also in the following years as a composer of masterpieces for the #harpsichord, which circulated throughout Europe. He was almost 50 before he embarked on the operatic career on which his reputation chiefly rests today. His debut, 'Hippolyte et Aricie' (1733), caused a great stir and was fiercely attacked by the supporters of Lully's style of music for its revolutionary use of harmony. 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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Точнее, это у нас спинет - его разновидность. Похож на маленький изящный деревянный рояль, с необычной геометрией линий. На нём у нас можно играть всем, кто захочет - не только профессиональным музыкантам.
Такая вот странная музыкальная геометрия получилась ♡ ♪ ♫ ♭
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Leaving New Hampshire and heading back to NYC today after a fun residency at Avaloch Farm with ✨Perennia!✨ It’s been very exciting getting this brand new ensemble on its feet. We can’t wait to share the vocal and instrumental chamber music we’ve been working on! Stay tuned 😉
We focused on Kew Palace and the surrounding servants' kitchen and gardens this time on our stint at Kew Gardens. Natural beauty aside, it's fascinating to think that some of the visible cuts on the table were made by human hands feasting at the time of the American Revolution...🤯