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: