Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Born: June 28, 1712   Died: July 2, 1778   Country: Canton of Geneva   Period: Classical
Rousseau is clearly more noted as a philosopher and writer than as a composer. He had a direct influence, however, on the development of French comic opera and melodrama. Early operas were completely unsuccessful but "intermedie Le devin du Village" in 1752 was quite popular adding to the "comique" flavor. His "Pygmalion" (1770) was a spoken drama with background music very much a part of melodramatic history. Read more Compositions by Rousseau also included over fifty motets, songs and instrumental works including two symphonies. Rousseau also had a profound influence on the development of Romantic music through his writings expressing the enigmatic view, at the time, that music should express feeling as only writing could express thought. Read less
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  • 1.
    A French Baroque Diva / Carolyn Sampson
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 68035 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis Lacoste,  Michel-Richard de Lalande,  Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  Jean-Philippe Rameau  ... 
    Performer:  Carolyn Sampson
    Conductor:  Jeffrey Skidmore
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ex Cathedra
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    Icon - Nicolai Gedda - Lyric Poet Of The Tenor Voice
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 56095 Release Date: 03/23/2010   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Joaquin Turina,  Ottorino Respighi,  Francesco Maria Veracini,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Nicolai Gedda,  Gerald Moore,  Jan Eyron,  Aldo Ciccolini  ... 
    Conductor:  Lonya Kolbouss,  Robert Stolz,  Willy Mattes,  Willi Boskovsky  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Men's Chorus,  Balalaika Orchestra,  Graunke Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Vivaldi: Flute Sonatas
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93703 Release Date: 06/17/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Stefania Marusi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  ConSerto Musico
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    Rousseau: Le Devin Du Village / Rene Clemencic, Et Al
    Label: Nuova Era   Catalog: 231120 Release Date: 04/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Performer:  Dongkyu Choy,  Thomas de Vries,  Eva Kirchner
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    Rousseau: Le Devin Du Village / Reize, Et Al
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777260 Release Date: 10/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Conductor:  Andreas Reize
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Firmus
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    Quentin De La Tour - Musical Portraits
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 45667 Release Date: 08/23/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude-Béninge Balbastre,  Jean Barrière,  Antoine Forqueray,  Jacques Duphly  ... 
    Performer:  Olivier Baumont
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    Gretry: Richard Coeur De Lion;  Rousseau / Doneux, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 75266 Release Date: 02/04/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  André Modeste Grétry
    Performer:  Janine Micheau,  Michel Roux,  Nicolai Gedda,  Michel Trempont  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis de Froment,  Edgar Doneux
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raymond St. Paul Chorus,  Louis de Froment Chamber Ensemble,  Belgian Radio and Television Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 67445 Release Date: 09/10/2002   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Jules Massenet,  Georges Bizet,  Daniel-François Auber,  Charles Gounod  ... 
    Performer:  Nicolai Gedda,  Eugenia Zareska,  Mady Mesplé,  Mirella Freni
    Conductor:  Alceo Galliera,  Issay Dobroven,  Gika Zdravkovitch,  Georges Prêtre  ... 
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    Recontre - Duos Pour Clarinettes / Portal, Meyer
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 56732 Release Date: 09/10/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Michel Yost,  Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Michel Portal,  Paul Meyer
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