Jean-Philippe Rameau: His Life and Work by Cuthbert Girdlestone
Full-scale biography and critical study of great 18th-century composer. Full treatment of great operas and ballets as well as Rameau’s life and musical times, acoustic and harmonic theories, link to Lully, influence on Gluck, other topics. Numerous useful appendixes, indexes and an extensive bibliography. Over 300 musical examples.
Dover Publications, 1990.
ISBN: 9780486262000. 631 pp.
Softcover. Very good.
Scuff to back cover.