Music unites two great thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment: D. Diderot and J.-J. Rousseau. Music is the only art capable of representing not the object but the feel- ings aroused in the soul by the object itself. And in this investigation into sensi- bility, the Querelle des Bouffons is the historical event that aligns the two think- ers side by side in support of Italian music, which is superior in expressing the feelings and passions of the human soul to the French opera represented by J.-P. Rameau. The divergent views between the latter and J.-J. The differing opinions between Rousseau and J.-J. Rousseau, on elements such as melody/harmony, imi- tation/expression, and Italian/French opera, shed further light on the reasons for a lively debate that focused on man and his need, through art, to express his pas- sions, feelings, and daily essentials in a society that would soon be the scene of great revolutions.

Quintili, P. (2022). Rousseau e Diderot, «fratelli-amici» in musica : l'imitazione invisibile della natura e Jean-Philippe Rameau. DIANOIA, anno XXVII(34), 73-98 [10.53148/DI202234005].

Rousseau e Diderot, «fratelli-amici» in musica : l'imitazione invisibile della natura e Jean-Philippe Rameau

Quintili
2022

Abstract

Music unites two great thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment: D. Diderot and J.-J. Rousseau. Music is the only art capable of representing not the object but the feel- ings aroused in the soul by the object itself. And in this investigation into sensi- bility, the Querelle des Bouffons is the historical event that aligns the two think- ers side by side in support of Italian music, which is superior in expressing the feelings and passions of the human soul to the French opera represented by J.-P. Rameau. The divergent views between the latter and J.-J. The differing opinions between Rousseau and J.-J. Rousseau, on elements such as melody/harmony, imi- tation/expression, and Italian/French opera, shed further light on the reasons for a lively debate that focused on man and his need, through art, to express his pas- sions, feelings, and daily essentials in a society that would soon be the scene of great revolutions.
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Sensibility, Querelle des Bouffons, Music, Opera, Language, Mel- ody, Harmony, Expression, Imitation, Genius, Art, Encyclopédie.
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Quintili, P. (2022). Rousseau e Diderot, «fratelli-amici» in musica : l'imitazione invisibile della natura e Jean-Philippe Rameau. DIANOIA, anno XXVII(34), 73-98 [10.53148/DI202234005].
Quintili, P
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