Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) was born in Dijon, France and died in Paris. After making his reputation as a musical theorist, Rameau desired the fame of a composer, especially one of operas. Before this, he composed a well-received body of keyboard music and cantatas. His operatic debut came at age fifty with Hippolyte et Aricie. While at the time it was not so appreciated, Castor et Pollux may be his finest opera. Indeed, his operatic corpus contributed to the development of the genre, especially tragédie lyrique.
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Jean-Philippe Rameau: Le Site
A site dedicated to his works and life, providing librettos, bibliography, discography, and information about new issues, editions, and performances. French and English.
Classical Archives: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Biography, files offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
Biography and illustration with works list from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program. Includes links to partial discography, composers of the court of Louis XIV, and explanations of ballet and opera.
Links, recommended recordings and books, new and forthcoming recordings, music editions and pictures from NewOlde.com.
Filmography at IMDb lists various movies and television broadcasts based upon or otherwise using his compositions.
Musicalics entry with major compositions and brief biography.
Catholic Encyclopedia article with life, summaries of religious and secular works, and commentary on his advances in music theory and composition.
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