Rediscovering Rameau

Rediscovering Rameau

A Year-Long Series Examining the Music and Theories 

of Baroque Composer Jean-Philippe Rameau

Rameau the Theorist

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.

1315 Chemistry Building, 1101 University Avenue

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rameau’s contributions as a music theorist still influence modern discussions of tonality, harmony, and harmonic progressions. Chemist Rod Schreiner will demonstrate the principles of string vibration and sound propagation that influenced Rameau, and music theorist Lee Blasius will explain how Rameau used these principles to construct a comprehensive view of music. John Chappell Stowe will discuss how Rameau’s observations led him to investigate new tuning systems, including the now commonly used equal temperament.

Future events will feature conductor Marc Vallon, director of the Madison Bach MusiciansTrevor Stephenson, and opera director David Ronis.

The full schedule, including performers and presenters, is here:

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