Jean-Philippe RAMEAU

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FrenchBorn Jean-Philippe RAMEAU

French composer and music theorist

Born on September 25, 1683 in Dijon , France

Died on September 22, 1764 in Paris , France

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He replaced Jean-Baptiste Lully as the dominant composer of French opera and is also considered the leading French composer of his time for the harpsichord, alongside François Couperin.



Little is known about Rameau's early years. 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.

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