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Jean-Philippe Rameau

Composer (25-Sep-1683 — 12-Sep-1764)


Thomas Christensen. Rameau and Musical Thought in the Enlightenment. Cambridge University Press. 2004. 345pp.

Charles Dill. Monstrous Opera: Rameau and the Tragic Tradition. Princeton University Press. 1998. 197pp.

Donald H. Foster. Jean-Philippe Rameau: A Guide to Research. Garland. 1989. 292pp.

Cuthbert Girdlestone. Jean-Philippe Rameau: His Life and Work. Dover. 1989. 631pp.

Etienne Haeringer. L'Esthétique de l'opéra en France au temps de Jean-Philippe Rameau. Voltaire Foundation. 1990. 220pp. Language: French.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1213)

  7. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.544)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.854)

  9. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.12, pp.637-38)

  10. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.707-08)

  11. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.196-98)

  12. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.804-05)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.414)

  14. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.252)

  15. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.359)

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