Penn Library

Hidden in Plain Sight:
Musical Treasures in the Penn Library

Curated by Marjorie Hassen

Otto E. Albrecht Music Library
University of Pennsylvania

Landmarks of Music Theory

Table of Contents
Manuscript Collections:
Manuscript Collections:
Sheet Music
Conducting Scores
Music Manuscripts:
15th-18th Centuries
Music Manuscripts: 19th-20th Centuries

Jean Philippe Rameau, 1683-1764
Traité de l'harmonie reduite à ses principes naturels
Paris, 1722
Music 781.3 R145

The Traité de l'harmonie is the first and most influential of the composer's theoretical writings, in which an empirical methodology undergirds the attempt to understand music as governed by harmonic properties. In this work Rameau argues that harmony was the fundamental factor involved in the achievement of coherent musical expression.

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