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Paul F. Rice, completed undergraduate work at McMaster University, and M.A. and Ph. D. degrees in musicology at the University of Victoria. His research interests include the operatic and concert music of eighteenth-century France and England, as well as opera in general. In addition to journal articles, Dr. Rice is the author of four books: The Performing Arts at Fontainebleau from Louis XIV to Louis XVI (1989), The Fontainebleau Operas for the Court of Louis XV of France by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) (2004), The Solo Cantata in Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Thematic Catalog (2003) and British Music and the French Revolution (2010). Editions of scores include An Edited Collection of the Theatre Music of John Abraham Fisher (1996), three of Fisher's six duets for two violins (1999) and editions of Fisher's six published symphonies (2001). Orchestral suites drawn from unpublished operas by Rameau have been used for commercial recordings on the Naxos label. Other recordings of his editions of music have been released on the Dorian and Centaur labels. He has been awarded three major research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
In 1998, Dr. Rice was a plenary speaker for the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-century Studies, and he has given numerous conference papers for that society, the Canadian University Music Society, and the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. In addition, he was a frequent broadcaster with CBC radio, and was often heard in the intermission features of the Saturday Afternoon at the Opera programmes on Radio 2. For a select list of publications, see Related Links.