The Cantatas of Jean-Philippe Rameau

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By the early eighteenth century, French music was tangibly influenced by the Italian style which had already permeated much of Europe. The French Cantata is symptomatic of that often disparaged influx. The cantatas of Rameau are a significant contribution to an important form. Written almost entirely in the early years of the artist's career, they hold details of his stylistic development. In the present study of Rameau's cantatas several aspects of his style are discussed as they relate both to his theoretic writings and to the various influences of the time. Examples of those stylistic elements found in the cantatas ... continued below

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viii, 87 leaves: music

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McManus, Catherine May 1991.

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By the early eighteenth century, French music was tangibly influenced by the Italian style which had already permeated much of Europe. The French Cantata is symptomatic of that often disparaged influx. The cantatas of Rameau are a significant contribution to an important form. Written almost entirely in the early years of the artist's career, they hold details of his stylistic development. In the present study of Rameau's cantatas several aspects of his style are discussed as they relate both to his theoretic writings and to the various influences of the time. Examples of those stylistic elements found in the cantatas are cited and discussed. There is, as well, a comparison of the works to the poetic form standardized by Rousseau.

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McManus, Catherine. The Cantatas of Jean-Philippe Rameau, thesis, May 1991; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500531/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .