Essay on the Origin of Languages and Writings Related to Music

Essay on the Origin of Languages and Writings Related to Music

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584658002

ISBN-13: 9781584658009

Pub. Date: 08/28/2009

Publisher: University Press of New England

Jean-Jacques Rousseau the writer-philosopher was a practicing musician and theorist for years before publication of his first Discourse, but scholars have neglected these fertile, inexhaustible ideas because they were either unavailable in a critical edition or viewed as standing outside the aegis of his system of thought. This graceful translation remedies both those…  See more details below

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau the writer-philosopher was a practicing musician and theorist for years before publication of his first Discourse, but scholars have neglected these fertile, inexhaustible ideas because they were either unavailable in a critical edition or viewed as standing outside the aegis of his system of thought. This graceful translation remedies both those failings by bringing together the Essay with a comprehensive selection of the musical writings. Many of the latter are responses to authors like Rameau, Grimm, and Raynal, and a unique feature of this edition is the inclusion of writings by these authors to help establish the historical and ideological context of Rousseau's writings and the intellectual exchanges of which they are a part.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584658009
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Series:
Collected Writings of Rousseau Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
660
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chronology of Works in Volume 7
Introduction
Note on the Text
Plan Regarding New Signs for Music
Letter to the Mercure on a New System of Musical Notation
Dissertation on Modern Music
Letter on Italian and French Opera
Letter on "Omphale" (Grimm)
Remarks on the Subject of the Letter by M. Grimm on "Omphale" (Raynal)
Letter to M. Grimm on the Subject of the Remarks Added to His Letter on "Omphale"
"Notice" to Rinaldo da Capua's La Zingara
Letter from a Symphonist of the Royal Academy of Music to His Comrades in the Orchestra
Letter on French Music
Observations on Our Instinct for Music and Its Principle (Rameau)
Articles from the Encyclopedia
Errors on Music in the Encyclopedia (Rameau)
Continuation of the Errors on Music in the Encyclopedia (Rameau)
On the Principle of Melody, or Response to the "Errors on Music"
Examination of Two Principles Advanced by M. Rameau in His Brochure Entitled: "Errors on Music in the Encyclopedia"
Essay on the Origin on Languages
Pronunciation
On Theatrical Imitation
The Levite of Ephraïm
Dictionary of Music
Letter to Mr. Burney and Fragments of Observations on Gluck's "Alceste"
Extract from a Response by the Underlaborer to His Frontman Concerning a Piece from Gluck's "Orfeo"
Appendix: "Enfin, il est en ma puissance," from Lully's Armide
Notes
Index

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