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Rameau

[ra-moh] /raˈmoʊ/
noun
1.
Jean Philippe
[zhahn fee-leep] /ʒɑ̃ fiˈlip/ (Show IPA),
1683–1764, French composer and musical theorist.
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  • I dislike that sort of writing which is neither manlike nor womanlike, and in which young Rameau excels.

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  • Father Rameau came that very afternoon and had a long talk with Pani.

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  • We come away from an opera of Rameau's intoxicated with harmony and stupefied with the noise of voice and instruments.

  • "He recommends it as a matter of course; he writes in it," said Rameau.

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  • Tolstoy's rough banter recalls Rousseau's sarcasm about an opera of Rameau's.

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  • Rameau, like most egotists, was rather a dull observer of men.

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  • Rameau was in danger of Lynch law, when suddenly a face not unknown to him interposed between himself and the rough-looking man.

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British Dictionary definitions for Rameau

Rameau

/French ramo/
noun
1.
Jean Philippe (ʒɑ̃ filip). 1683–1764, French composer. His works include the opera Castor et Pollux (1737), chamber music, harpsichord pieces, church music, and cantatas. His Traité de l'harmonie (1722) was of fundamental importance in the development of modern harmony
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