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Rameau, Jean-Philippe

Charles Dill

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Jean-Philippe RameauIntroductionJean-Philippe Rameau (b. 1683–d. 1764) was trained as a keyboardist. Most of his early career was as a church organist...


Cheryl L. Keyes

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Rap/Hip-HopIntroductionRap evolved as a vernacular term used among African Americans to define a stylized way of speaking. Over the years, black radio...

Ravel, Maurice

Deborah Mawer

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Maurice Ravel Introduction Maurice Ravel (b.1875–d.1937) was one of the foremost French composers of the first half of the 20th century. He spa...


John Walter Hill

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Recitative Introduction The English word recitative is a cognate derived from the Italian recitativo, a substantive itself derived from an adj...


K. Dawn Grapes

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

RecorderIntroductionThe recorder is a member of the woodwind family distinguished by its seven fingerholes on the front, a thumbhole on the back, and ...

Reich, Steve

Ryan Ebright

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-11-23

Steve ReichIntroductionSteve Reich (b. 1936) is an American composer who, alongside Philip Glass, Terry Riley, and La Monte Young, is considered an or...


Kate van Orden

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Renaissance Introduction In the scholarship of Western art music, the Renaissance is understood to comprise the period from approximately 1430 ...

Resources for Musical Research

Zdravko Blazekovic

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Resources for Musical ResearchIntroductionAt the time when the Internet provides an instant access to an incalculable amount of information about musi...

Revueltas, Silvestre

Roberto Kolb-Neuhaus

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2022-05-26

Silvestre RevueltasIntroductionThe career of Silvestre Revueltas (b. 1899–d. 1940) as primarily a composer lasted only a decade at the end of his life...

Rodrigo, Joaquin

Walter A. Clark

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Joaquin RodrigoIntroductionJoaquín Rodrigo y Vidre (b. 1901–d. 1999) was born in Sagunto, in the province of Valencia, Spain, on 22 November 1901, the...


Michael Saffle

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Romanticism ...

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

Nathan Martin

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Jean-Jacques RousseauIntroductionRecent scholarship has increasingly recognized the central role that Jean-Jacques Rousseau (b. 1712–d. 1778) played i...

Roussel, Albert

Brian Hart

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Albert RousselIntroduction“In expressing my thought clearly, I sought only to serve my art. I hope I have succeeded. That’s the only recompense I desi...


Rebecca Bodenheimer

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

RumbaIntroductionAlong with the traditional dance genre son, the African-derived music and dance genre called rumba is widely considered to be the fou...

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Jann Pasler, Sabina Teller Ratner

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Camille Saint-SaënsIntroductionSaint-Saëns played an important role in French musical culture, politics, and society. In many ways, his life story is ...


Sean Bellaviti

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

SalsaIntroductionWhile it has broad popular appeal, an instantly recognizable sound, world-famous performers, and is the subject of sundry books, arti...

Satie, Erik

Caroline Potter

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Erik SatieIntroductionErik Satie (b. 1866–d. 1925) was a French composer mostly remembered as the composer of short piano pieces such as the three Gym...

Scarlatti, Alessandro

Dinko Fabris

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Alessandro ScarlattiIntroductionAlessandro Scarlatti (b. 1660–d. 1725) was one of the most celebrated composers of his time, probably the most importa...

Scarlatti, Domenico

Todd Decker

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Domenico ScarlattiIntroductionDomenico Scarlatti (b. 1685–d. 1757) is best known as the composer of around 550 binary-form keyboard sonatas. Scarlatti...

Schenkerian Analysis

Boyd Pomeroy

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Schenkerian AnalysisIntroductionSchenkerian analysis is an approach to the analysis of tonal musical works after the theoretical and analytical writin...

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